Aloe Vera is a succulent plant that closely resembles a cactus. Aloe Vera gel, the mucilaginous substance obtained from the inner leaf, consists of 99.3% water with the remaining 0.7% made up of polysaccharides together with enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Aloe Vera gel has great moisturising, softening, soothing and repairing properties; it is excellent for use topically because its pH value is almost identical to that of the skin (slightly acidic). It is ideal to protect and maintain the health and appearance of the skin, it enhances natural cell renewal and the restoration of damaged skin by promoting the repairing process. Numerous scientific studies report the effective use of this plant when applied topically for the treatment of burns, sunburn, inflammatory skin disorders, irritations and wounds.
Aloe Vera is an intense moisturiser, it improves the water balance between the stratum corneum and skin surface lipids, it is particularly appropriate for dry, dehydrated and mature skin.
Additionally, Aloe demonstrates efficacy in diminishing wrinkles thanks to its ability to penetrate.