aloe vera has been popping up all over the skincare world as a powerhouse plant ingredient. but what makes aloe so special? and what can it do for your skin?
why we love it, babe!
aloe vera has more than 200 biologically active ingredients that boast incredible skin benefits. the aloe plant is also packed with vitamins and minerals that are useful for treating many skincare concerns, like scrapes or burns. there's a reason you've been taught to reach for the aloe when your skin is suffering!
the juice from aloe is primarily made up of water that is rich in minerals and vitamins. plus, the water helps to hydrate your skin and lock in moisture, which creates a protective barrier and leaves your skin smooth and soft. aloe's nutrient-rich juice will also leave you with clearer looking skin. yes!
aloe vera contains polysaccharides and phytosterols. these compounds provide impressive cooling, healing, soothing and antiseptic action on the skin after a sun sesh. aloe also promotes cellular repair and new cell generation.
keep calm, and soothe on
aloe has many biologically active compounds that are rich in vitamins a, b, c, d and e, as well as minerals like magnesium, potassium and zinc. these vitamins and minerals aid in calming and soothing skin irritation. in addition, they assist in quicker healing of your skin’s barrier and prevention of further irritation.
aloe vera naturally contains salicylic acid, an exfoliant and anti-inflammatory that will slough of dead skin cells and act as an antibacterial. it also works to unclog pores, even out skin tone, and prevent bacteria build up in the epidermal layers of your skin.
aloe stimulates connective tissue activity. connective tissue supports collagen and elastin fiber production, which helps reduce and slow the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks (yay!). the combination of zinc and vitamins c and e found naturally in aloe will tighten pores and prevent the formation of free radicals, limiting damage to the skin’s cells.
aloe vera ftw! brb babes, stocking up on all basd body care ft. skin super ingredient aloe!
- xoxo babes