Benefits of Aloe Vera for Skin

The plant world is a rich source of natural beneficial ingredients that can be used in both quality skincare preparations and in modern medicine – indeed most modern medicines have their origin in plant materials.

Aloe Vera is one of the most interesting of these beneficial plants and has one of the longest histories of use by man.

There are over 300 species of Aloe but only a specific few are used for their known benefits to skin. The best Aloe skincare products contain the most potent form of Aloe – Aloe Vera (Barbadensis Millar).

Aloe Barbadensis Millar

As well as medicinal benefits, Aloe Vera provides a number of benefits for the skin. The natural ingredients are gentle and beneficial for those with very dry and sensitive skin.

Some of the skin benefits of Aloe Vera include:

  • Hydrates and moisturises the skin
  • Soothes sore, inflamed or damaged skin
  • Softens skin
  • Promotes skin renewal

Known by many names around the world, including Medicine Plant, Burn Plant, Plant of Life and the Potted Physician, the extraordinary benefits of Aloe Vera were well known to our ancestors and have been harnessed for use in skin care and medicinal use by many cultures.

The juice from the inner gel of Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Millar) is one of the most fascinating of all the botanical plant extracts. Modern science has only recently started to unlock the secrets of this wondrous plant and although not all of them are yet known, the ability of Aloe Vera to maintain healthy skin and preserve its beauty has been harnessed by humans for thousands of years.