Updated: Jun 20, 2019
Have you ever had a good look at the label on your skin care products?
While you may be expecting all the good stuff listed right on top, you may well be very surprised to see Aqua, Water or Purified Water listed at the top!
Most moisturizers and cleansers on the market are largely made from water, mainly because it's an inexpensive ingredient to use but really there is no clear benefit to your skin.
I'd like to talk about a more exciting and beneficial plant that can be used in place of water and is much better for your skin…
The benefits of aloe for the skin
Aloe is an age old plant, utilized for centuries for its health, beauty, medicinal and skin care properties and reputed to be used by none other than Nefertiti and Cleopatra!
Aloe is also known as the “miracle plant” thanks to its incredibly rich concentration of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids; this amazing plant can work absolute wonders on your skin.
Aloe Vera can absorb more easily than water, and not only will aloe add that important, soothing hydration you crave, but will also deliver powerful skin loving nutrients to take your skin to a whole new level!
Aloe contains water, cellulose which is an enzyme that helps hold moisture in the skin, iron, zinc, magnesium, sodium, and potassium, essential fatty acids, carbohydrates and 20 amino acids, powerful antioxidants vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and E, which help to protect the skin from free radicals ( highly unstable and reactive molecules that damage living cells), Free radicals can be created from pollution such as smog, dust and cigarette smoke, as well as the sun. Free radical damage can cause healthy cells to lose their ability function normally which in turn leads to tissue damage, which degrades collagen and elastin, which leads to loss of skin suppleness and flexibility. Another attribute of Aloe are the polysacharides present. Polysacharides help to condition and form a protective barrier, helping hold important moisture in the skin. This makes it wonderful after a day in the sun or for more sensitive or dry skin that flares up easily. Aloe can accelerate healing of damaged skin tissue too and also is a wonderful antibacterial agent helping soothe acne prone skin that is sore and irritated.
According to the Indian Journal of Dermatology, Aloe contains "Lignin, an inert substance, when included in topical preparations, enhances penetrative effect of the other ingredients into the skin".
" Aloe stimulates fibroblast which produces the collagen and elastin fibers making the skin more elastic and less wrinkled". It also contains " saponins that are the soapy substances and form about 3% of the gel and have cleansing and antiseptic properties" .
Using Organic Aloe Vera ( aloe barbadensis) as a base to creams, lotions and gels, is a great option to take care of your skin, by giving it wonderful hydration, along with powerful skin loving nutrients keeping it healthy.
Where to find aloe based skin care
When creating skin care, we strive to find the best ingredients sourced from mother earth, and that certainly includes organic Australian grown Aloe Vera.
Our aloe based skincare products are handmade in small batches and blended with the finest, most beneficial ingredients. You’ll find aloe in the following products on our website.
This light moisturizer is filled with botanical ingredients like organic aloe, Kakadu plum and West Australian sandalwood that hydrate, heal, and nourish the skin.
A refreshing yet gentle cleanser with organic aloe and oatmeal to wash away the day’s impurities without stripping the skin of natural oils.
This tonic is a pore reducing, calming toner that nurtures the skin with extracts of rose, strawberry, hibiscus and wheat-grass combined with organic rose hydrosol and aloe.