Aloe Vera is a thick stemmed succulent plant that has been around for thousands of years. It has a gelatinous material in the leaves and it is this gel like substance that contains all the bio-active materials including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants.
This gel material within its leaves are what we use in cosmetics, bath & body care, etc. It contains powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols and these help to inhibit bacterial growth that can bring infections to us.
There is also evidence that it can prohibit early aging and wrinkling by increasing collagen production and improving skin elasticity. Aloe Vera is used also on skin that is irritated or sunburned. You should never use it on an open wound but I’m sure you already knew that. It is useful for calming psoriasis, dandruff, and seborrhea on the scalp. On the face it soothes acne prone skin as it has anti-inflammatory properties.
In summation, Aloe Vera has antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory properties which make it so beneficial in taking care of the skin we are in. It is also rich in Vitamins, particularly A, C, E, B12, and Choline. Aloe Vera has antioxidants that contain polyphenols and this benefits us by prohibiting bacterial growth. It promotes collagen production and therefore slows the aging process of our skin. Now you know why we use it in our bath and body care lines.