Aloe vera is one of the most well-known plant-derived ingredients used in skin care. It’s practically synonymous with healing sunburns! But this miracle plant has many incredible uses as a natural skin care ingredient, in products that may surprise you.
Learn more about the transformative power of aloe vera.
The History of Aloe Vera
For more than 6,000 years, aloe vera has been used for medicinal purposes across many civilizations, and it’s believed Egyptian queens Nefertiti and Cleopatra used it as part of their beauty routines. Ancient Egyptians even referred to it as the “plant of immortality.” I thought, if it’s good enough for royalty then it’s perfect for Crawford Street Skin Care!
What Makes Aloe Vera so Very Effective?
The biology of aloe vera is fascinating. It’s a succulent, related to cacti, that grows in tropical and dry climates, and it has the unique ability to store water within the slimy tissue of its leaves. This tissue is the gel that people clamour for after too many hours in the sun.
Aloe vera’s gel contains more than 75 active compounds, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. Together they make the plant an incredible treatment for burns and wounds, because they speed up the skin’s ability to repair itself. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which help to reduce pain, swelling, and soreness in wounds and injuries.
Aloe Vera, the Miracle Ingredient
While most people think of aloe vera as a treatment for burns, it’s actually an incredible ingredient in everyday skin care too. Its hydrating properties make it an exceptional ingredient in body lotions, and many prefer it because it absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a greasy residue on the skin. Aloe vera has also been used to treat and heal acne, thanks to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps reduce redness and swelling associated with breakouts. It’s also found in cleansers and toners for those same properties. It helps reduce general redness, puffiness and irritation.
Where to Find Aloe Vera in Crawford Street Skin Care
When it came to creating natural skin care, I knew aloe vera would be a big player in Crawford Street Skin Care. This natural ingredient has been used for thousands of years, and I was drawn to it for its powerful capabilities. I wanted people to use our body lotion and feel the hydration in their skin. I wanted people to see the redness and irritation fade as the toner calmed their skin. Aloe vera’s fast-acting abilities have made it a go-to for sunburns, but I knew this miracle ingredient could do so much more. I even included it in our outdoor body spray to give the spray the added benefit of hydrating but also soothing sun-kissed skin. (During the hot summer months, our skin needs all the moisture it can get!)
Shop Crawford Street Skin Care containing aloe vera:
Outdoor Body Spray, $18
Body Lotion, $28