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Stimulates the manufacture of collagen. Soothes skin, acts as an anti – inflammatory; protects from UV damage and cleanses and detoxifies skin.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf or Aloe Vera as it is more commonly known, is extracted from the leaves of the plant Aloe. It was used medicinally by the Aztecs and other cultures for several thousand years. There are over 200 nutritional substances in the Aloe Barbadensis leaves, including 20 minerals, 20 amino acids, 12 vitamins and active enzymes. Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice soothes skin and serves as an anti-inflammatory. Its burn healing effects, scar reducing and wound healing properties make it an exceptionally efficient topical ingredient.
Aloe also protects the skin from UV damage. The herb contains aloin, which can block up to 30 percent of ultraviolet rays when applied to the skin’s surface. This plant contains an impressive number of vitamins, including A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, E, Choline and Folic Acid.
These vitamins are effective at protecting the skin from free radicals – dangerous compounds that cause signs of premature aging due to damaging effects on both DNA and cell structure. The herb also contains enzymes, which are the life-principle in every life. These organic molecules help rejuvenate aged tissues and promote healthy skin. Scientists have shown that skin can absorb these enzymes and other key ingredients of Aloe up to 7 layers deep. Thanks to this capacity, Aloe is very effective at stimulating enzyme action in skin tissue which in turn stimulates fibroblast cells that manufacture collagen. Aloe has the ability to remove dead skin cells and toxins while purifying the pores. It provides a soothing effect to the skin, cooling the skin and forming a moisture layer to hydrate the skin. The herb also has antimicrobial properties that aid in the protection against many common bacteria and fungi.