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Aloe Vera Gel (200 g)

$20

According to Joel Schlessinger, MD, Omaha-based board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, “Aloe vera is 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.”

Uses

Sunburn - Aloe vera gel contains compounds called polysaccharides that encourage skin repair, The gel also contains a pain reliever called carboxypeptidase, which may be why aloe vera is so soothing. While aloe vera gel helps soothe sunburn but it does not prevent sunburn, so it is advisable to wear a sunblock every day. Get our sunblock here.

Moisture - It helps lock moisture into the skin, while also acting as a glue that makes the top layer of skin cells stick together, ultimately smoothing and softening your skin. Get our face gel here.

Eyes – Aloe vera gel is often used under the eyes as a treatment for dryness and wrinkles, and it contains essential vitamins and minerals that help to fight off free radicals that may cause wrinkling. Get our eye gel here.

Exfoliates - The salicylic acid aloe vera contains acts as an exfoliator, helping to gently slough off dead skin cells. It also contains lignin, a substance which can enhance the penetrative effect of other ingredients into the skin. Get our facial wash here.

Acne – Aloe vera gel contains antibacterial, anti-inflammatory elements. Its salicylic acid, helps to unclog pores making it a superb acne treatment.

Psoriasis & eczema - Aloe vera gel contains compounds, such as acemannan, that suppress inflammation.

Cold sores – Aloe vera contains salicylic acid, phenols and sulfur that inhibit fungi, bacteria, and viruses

Burn, cut and frostbite – Because of its healing property, aloe vera gel helps to speed up the recovery process

How to choose the best aloe vera gel

There is no such thing as 100% pure aloe vera unless you peel it directly from the plant but try to find a 99% pure aloe vera gel, the 1% is needed to set aside for some form of preservative if you are looking into store bought.  The gel should not be in green because it was never supposed to be.  The gel is almost odourless so you should avoid purchasing those with fragrance and alcohol

 

Product Origin and Info

This product is imported from UK


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