The cool affects of Aloe are pretty evident for many of us, have you ever burnt yourself and found the most soothing thing ever is Aloe Vera gel? That's why they're the perfect kitchen plant, sitting ready to be snapped and used to save the day. But Aloe Vera isn't just great for immediate soothing- it also has a variety of properties that benefit your regular skin care routine.
It's not surprising that such a liquid substance is hydrating, however the really magical thing about aloe vera is how helps your skin retain it's moisture- the vitamins in Aloe are called polysaccharides and they give hydrating, anti-inflammatory benefits and allow for aloe to give a protective barrier on the skin. The anti inflammatory properties make it a valuable incredient in eyeSlices, which act tor reduce puffiness and irritation around the eyes.
Aloe also has phytosterols which help to soothe itchiness and irritation while also giving protection to prevent TEWL (trans-epidermal water loss.) This makes aloe really soothing and repairing after spending too much time in the sun too.
NON DRYING ALCOHOL-FREE NATURAL
PLANT FORMULA SOOTHES AND HYDRATES
WITH LAVENDER AND ALOE VERA, FOR TRAVELLERS
AND CITY DWELLERS ALIKE .
Make sure that if you want to get some aloe vera get it is at least 90% 'aloe vera gel' if it says it's '90% gel' it just means it's gel- nothing more, so don't be tricked by tricky marketing!
THE PETIT BAUME RESCUE’S EXCEPTIONAL
CONCENTRATION IN ALOE VERA AND SHEA BUTTER,
REINFORCED BY APRICOT KERNEL OIL AND
CHONDRUS CRISPUS POWDER, MAKES IT AN
ULTRA MOISTURISING AND REGENERATING
COMPANION FOR A DAILY OR EXTREME USE
Aloe vera can be great for DIY natural skincare, in particular face masks, as you can imagine because of it's gel like consistency and hydrating properties. Some people recommend just applying fresh aloe from a snapped plant as serum, but if you want to get creative, here's a very simple mask using water, honey and aloe vera! ❀
got dry hair? Aloe hydrates that too and is a active ingredient in Tabitha James Kraan hair products