Scientific name: Aloe vera, a. barbadensis
Origin: cultivated throughout the world
Form: expressed juice
BEST FOR ALL SKIN TYPES, ESPECIALLY SENSITIVE SKIN
Aloe, the most popular botanical ingredient in skincare formulations, is the expressed juice of the plant leaves. Aloe vera contains 99.5% water, and is by nature very hydrating. Important properties for skin include: anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, demulcent, healing and softening. For centuries, aloe has been used for treating burns, injuries, wounds and skin disorders. It is also used for arthritis, pain relief, to counteract wrinkles, and as a simple hydrating mask.