The aloe vera plant has long, spiked leaves, which are thick-skinned and contain a clear gel-like substance. It is used today in many products, including cosmetics, skin lotions and moisturizers, burn gels and even sun screen creams. Aloe vera in skin care products works naturally by moisturizing and providing essential nutrients and vitamins to the skin.
Aloe vera contains 20 minerals (including calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, and selenium), 12 vitamins (including A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, and E), niacin, folic acid, 20 amino acids, and over 200 active components including enzymes and polysaccharides. All said, aloe vera contains ingredients that are both therapeutic as well as rejuvenating such that the whole human body is protected against ailments as well as being kept rejuvenated.
Aloe vera’s incredible effects upon the skin were re-discovered in the 70’sand it became wildly popular. It’s now used worldwide in just about every skin and hair care product imaginable. Aloe vera gel is an excellent skin moisturizer. It supplies oxygen to the skin cells which in turn increases the strength and synthesis of skin tissue. It rejuvenates the skin, hydrates it, and makes it flexible.
Aloe vera gel is made by pulverizing the whole leaves of the plant whereas Aloe juice is made from the inner leaf.
Cosmetics and products using aloe vera are popular. Aloe vera cosmetics are available as lotions, aloe vera creams and powders and soaps. Some manufacturers add a few drops of aloe vera gel and claim to make Aloe Vera products. Most aloe vera products contain stabilizers and preservatives that might take away some of the benefits of Aloe. Unless aloe vera gel is added in significant amounts, it would not have much beneficial effect. This would only mean expensive cosmetics with little value.
Aloe in the form of anti-aging aloe skin cream or aloe lotion has the ability to quickly penetrate the various layers of our skin and to reach the muscles of our body; and this penetrating ability can reach even deeper, up to the bones. Thus, aloe can act at the cellular level to nourish and regenerate the cells, yielding excellent results in the holistic approach to skin care.
Skin care products with aloe vera increase the availability of oxygen to the skin and thereby aid synthesis and strength of the skin tissues. Aloe Vera lotions are widely used for cleansing the skin. Many of the skin care products containing aloe vera are also fortified with Vitamin E and collagen to maintain the skin’s elasticity and suppleness and keep the moisture in.
You can pick up suntan lotions with aloe vera. The anti-burning properties of Aloe combined with SPF factors make this an excellent skin care product.
Today aloe vera continues to be widely used around the world. Studies have shown that aloe vera speeds the healing process, particularly in burns, including those from radiation. It is also used by dermatologists to speed healing after facial dermabrasion, which removes scars from the skins top layers.