About Aloe Vera

 

Aloe vera barbadensis plant.

Aloe vera barbadensis plant.

One of nature's most useful plants.

You have likely heard this prickly plant called "aloe vera", as it is used in so many cosmetic products around the world, and often used as a home remedy for an array of soothing purposes. For good reason, too!

Aloe vera is contained in all Honeyskin Organics products. Also, you may have noticed that it is the first ingredient listed in all of our ingredient lists. That means that it is the predominant ingredient in all of our products.

So what exactly is aloe vera? And why it is such a popular ingredient in the skin and hair care world? We hope to answer those questions for you!

Aloe vera (pictured left) is a type of plant called a succulent. It grows in most tropical climates worldwide. It is usually relatively small, and it has thick, serrated, spiky leaves that are filled will a clear gel-like organic material (pictured below). These leaves, and the gel contained within, are filled with a plethora of vitamins and nutrients we love so much.


Nutrients contained in aloe vera:

Vitamin A: Encourages healthy skin cell production, smooths out wrinkles, evens skin tone, clears up acne, and much more.

Vitamin C: Promotes collagen production, limits the damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) light exposure, associated with notable decrease in wrinkles, and reduces dry skin.

Vitamin E: Makes skin soft, radiant, and healthy, reduces appearance of scars, reduces appearance of wrinkles, and rejuvenates dehydrated skin.

B Vitamins: Helps maintain and improve complexion, has natural antioxidant properties, reduces appearance of acne, helps skin retain moisture, and reduces appearance of wrinkles.

Enzymes: Gentle exfoliants which results in smoother, softer skin, attacks free radicals to help protect skin against oxidants.

And much, much more!

Sliced aloe vera, and aloe vera gel.

Sliced aloe vera, and aloe vera gel.