Today, Aloe Vera is used in some primarily sensitive skin care products, in the place of water as base for hydration and as an anti-inflammatory star. Its benefits are due to a combination of a very wide range of goodies including Vitamins A and B, folic acid, enzymes, proteins, amino acids, good fatty acids and triglycerides.
What is Aloe Vera?
The Aloe Vera plant you’re likely to recognize is the Aloe Barbadensis Miller, which has thick cactus-like leaves. This species of succulent has a firm outer leaf, and aloe latex within the inner leaf. The aloe latex is a sticky gel, and is the part of the plant which is best for topical use. Surprisingly, this gel is consists of over 90% water.
The use of Aloe Vera in skin care dates back thousands of years. Egyptian queens such as Cleopatra and Nefertiti believed that bathing in ‘the plant of immortality’ would enhance and prolong their beauty. Alexander The Great used Aloe Vera as a healing solution for wounded soldiers on the battlefield. In early modern medicine, it was used to soothe the skin of patients burned by primitive X-ray machines. Now, you may find Aloe Vera in your Calm skincare range by Arbonne along with other green beauty brands.
What is Aloe Vera good for?
1. Aloe Vera gel is a natural skin care treatment for minor skin irritations, abrasions, burns, ulcers and other skin conditions. When applied directly to a wound the anthraquinones found in the gel of the plant have an anaesthetic effect, whilst it’s medicinal properties fight off bacteria, help dilate capillaries and increase blood flow, besides helping to relieve pain and itching.
2. Used regularly in your skincare, it improves the appearance of aged or damaged skin by promoting new skin-cell growth. As a natural pH balancer, it gives the skin a smoother appearance and removes dead skin to unclog pores.
3. It is an effective ingredient in your cleanser to help remove makeup without irritating the skin.
4.Aloe Vera gel is absorbed almost four times quicker than water and is able to reach some of the deepest tissue in the body. This enables it to deliver nutrients directly into the skin where it is needed most.
How to incorporate Aloe Vera into your skin care routine ?
Aloe Vera is a key ingredient in the Calm Skincare Range by Arbonne. This range also includes some additional power house ingredients like Cucumber and Japanese Green tea and is ideal for ULTRA Sensitive skin. Containing no soap, fragrances or dye, it is also hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested.
This extra-gentle, sulfate-free cleanser gently washes away makeup, excess oil and dirt without irritating or over-drying the skin. Use day or night to leave skin feeling clean and
Step 2: Soothing Facial Serum
This lightweight serum, with a moisture barrier soothing complex, quickly penetrates, cools and soothes the skin, locking in moisture and leaving the skin feeling hydrated and supple. Non-irritating and non-comedo-genic, this serum is the ideal product for improving the texture and appearance of the skin
Step 3: Gentle Daily Moisturizer
This non-comedogenic facial moisturiser feels weightless and absorbs quickly, leaving skin feeling soft and nurtured. It can be used day or night to restore and maintain skin moisture with no oily residue.
Step 4: Soothing Eye Gel
This gentle, ophthalmologist- tested eye gel, packaged with a convenient roller ball applicator, feels instantly refreshing on the skin. Helps reduce the appearance of puffiness around the eyes and hydrates and smooths the eye area for softer skin.