Aloe Vera (Leaf Juice) Barbadensis
Aloe vera, the aloe barbarensis leaf extract, has so many health and beauty benefits. It helps to soothe the skin and has anti-inflammatory properties. It contains 75 active phytochemicals and is rich in vitamin C and E which protect the skin from damaging free radicals, UV rays, and other chemical irritants. Aloe vera is loaded with glycosaminoglycans which are naturally present in human skin and readily absorb water and supports to fill the space between collagen and elastin fibers, making skin more firm.
Aloe vera contains proteolytic enzymes which repair dead cells in our skin. It is considered one of the most potent sources of aloe. It is used in many personal products and herbal remedies. It is useful in controlling high blood pressure, reduction of gastric, and ulcers to improve the immune system function. It controls inflammation without any side effects at all.
Today, it is one of the main ingredients in skin products because it benefits in our skin care.
It provides a protective layer to the skin which helps to retain moisture in the skin. It contains glycosaminoglycan (GAGS) which is a sugar molecule that helps to bind moisture into the skin and doesn’t leave a greasy film on our face.
Aloe vera is an anti-inflammatory which is perfect for skin that has been sunburned. It also contains very powerful antioxidants and minerals which can alleviate and heal the sunburn faster.
Due to its proteolytic enzymes, aloe vera repairs dead cells and is an anti-inflammatory that reduces skin inflammation. It acts like a growth hormone stimulating the growth of new cells. These new cells allow the skin to heal rapidly and naturally with very little minimal scarring. In addition, helps to remove the toxins in the skin.
The older we are, the more concerned we become about the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and the loss of elasticity in our skin. Aloe vera has strong ingredients of its own which are: inflammatory, antioxidants, vitamin c, vitamin e, and proteolytic enzymes which bring new cells to the the skin.
All of this helps the skin recover and improve its natural firmness and keep the skin well hydrated. Researchers found that just 1/4 teaspoon of pure aloe vera gel can significantly reverse signs of skin aging, wrinkles, and fine lines in only 90 days (source needed).
Aloe vera has shown dramatic results in helping reduce dark spots on the skin (source needed). There are a variety of reasons for their occurrence. These dark spots appear as early as ten years. It can be caused by hormonal changes, exposures to sun and pregnancy. The pigment gets destroyed as it moves upwards towards the upper layer of the epidermis. Since melanin is a dark pigment, the skin surface acquires a dark color meaning, the more melanin the darker the skin.