Aloe Vera Your One Way Ticket to Well Hydrated Skin
Aloe vera comes from the Liliaceae family, a group of succulent plants that are bursting with juice, nutrients, and polysaccharides. They can grow up to 80cm high and 1m wide and their chunky leaves contain the highly-prized aloe vera gel. Aloe vera is a semi-desert plant that flourishes in hot, dry climates. Being a desert cactus, aloe vera survives by stocking water in its leaves. And manages to do the same with our skin!
When used in its purest form (you can buy pure aloe vera gel or grow it yourself), the gel from the aloe vera plant it sticks to the skin and can feel a bit gloopy. Which is why you may prefer to apply it in the form of skincare products that include it in their formulae. Here are a few ways in which aloe vera helps your skin-
Soothing: Aloe vera soothes irritated skin, inflammation caused by sunburn, itchiness, and insect bites/stings.
Purifying: Aloe vera's powerful enzymes exfoliate the epidermis to get rid of dead skin cells, giving our circulation a boost and allowing our skin to breathe and regenerate.
Balancing: Aloe vera has a pH value close to that of skin, meaning its gel maintains and redresses our skin's pH levels when they're out of sync.
Healing: When applied to the skin, aloe vera boosts skin cell renewal, which means it quickly heals scars and can help treat other minor injuries.
Anti-ageing: Aloe vera has firming properties that increase collagen and hyaluronic acid production, whilst combating the appearance of wrinkles.
Protective: Even though aloe vera gel is quickly absorbed, it leaves behind a protective film that protects the skin from wind, salt, and pollution.
Hydrating: Healthy skin = hydrated skin. Thanks to its high water, mineral and vitamin content, aloe vera is the perfect hydrating ingredient. Aloe vera gel deeply hydrates and nourishes skin: it crosses the epidermal barrier to nourish the dermis and hypodermis. What's more, it can harness water on our skin's surface and prevent it from evaporating.
Aloe vera has taken the beauty world by storm thanks to its skin-friendly properties. Nowadays you will find it in day and night creams, hydrating treatments, serums, and body lotions. One such product that harnesses the power of aloe vera is the L’Oréal Paris Skincare Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care Oil-Free Face Moisturizer. Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe Water, this lightweight moisturiser provides hydration that absorbs quickly and does not leave your skin feeling heavy or greasy. The Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care is a water-based moisturiser that helps your skin feel softer and more supple and also reduces excess shine.
Due to all these amazing qualities, aloe vera has been used since time immemorial as a medicinal and cosmetic treatment for burns. As with most cacti, aloe vera leaves contain 99% water. Add to that its 200 powerful active ingredients including 12 vitamins, 20 minerals, 18 amino acids, enzymes, and proteins. In other words, it's one of the most amazing plants on Earth!. Use the L’Oréal Paris Skincare Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care Oil-Free Face Moisturizer as a part of your daily skincare routine and let your skin enjoy the benefits of aloe vera every day!