For our skin, we love treating ourselves to benefits of Aloe Vera gel comes from a cactus-like plant known for its healing and medicinal properties. Its stems store water, creating a clear, gel-like substance in the leaves, which contains vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and amino acids. In addition, the gel from aloe has been used throughout history to treat a variety of skin conditions.
What are the benefits?
There are many benefits of Aloe vera gel, the natural plant healer, and we’d like to highlight two important features as to why we incorporate it into our skin nutrition products.
- Rich in Healing Compounds – Thanks to the abundant variety of vitamins (A, B, C, D and E) and minerals (magnesium, potassium, and zinc) found in aloe vera, it is a powerful pain reliever and helps to reduce inflammation or irritation that can be the result of a number of different skin conditions. Specifically, the polysaccharides found in aloe encourage skin repair and regeneration while carboxypeptidase helps provide pain relief, aloe’s signature soothing effect. In addition, the inflammation which underlies many skin conditions including sunburns, psoriasis, and eczema can be suppressed by compounds found in aloe.
- Enhances Hydration – Aloe vera gel is nearly all water, which is why it helps to hydrate and lock in moisture for the skin. It is rich in polysaccharides, which also gives it a gel-like appearance. The polysaccharides are highly hygroscopic (water-loving) and bind to moisture. It also aids protection of the epidermis and the skin’s ability to restore itself. As the skin is more hydrated, it begins to appear smoother and softer . This is due to the surface layer of the skin becoming bound together more closely. In essence, aloe vera helps to rebuild the skin’s natural moisture barrier. This outermost layer of the skin provides protection and defends against external irritants such as bacteria and environmental debris.
Before you try, you should always do a patch test!
Make sure to do a patch test before putting anything on actively inflamed skin. The plant is very skin-friendly and has a low risk of causing allergies, sensitivity or skin reactions. However, it can cause allergic contact dermatitis in some people.
Which New Harmony Soap products have Organic Aloe Vera Gel as an active ingredient?
We take skin nutrition very seriously here at the New Harmony Soap Company. We select only the highest quality ingredients to produce our all natural skin care products, including our certified organic Aloe Vera Gel. It’s supplied from Terry’s Laboratories with their unique NaturLOCK System™ that preserves the full range of polysaccharides. This Aloe Vera Gel is as Mother Nature intended. Delivering health benefits that get under your skin.