INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - ALOE VERA

SUMMARY: BEST | EXTREMELY SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

A valuable plant extract which is widely used in most of the personal care products because of its nourishing, moisturizing, repairing and healing properties.

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WHAT IS ALOE VERA: Aloe barbadensis or Aloe Vera is a succulent plant which is short, thick-stemmed and grows wild in tropical, sub-tropical and arid climates around the world.  The name ‘Aloe Vera’ is derived from the Arabic word ‘Alloeh-shining bitter substance’. It is known to be a plant of immortality. Since time immemorial, this plant has been used for treating various health and beauty concerns. It is powered with 75 essential nutrients including amino acids, minerals and vitamins. The leaf consists of 2 parts- gel and juice, both can be used topically for treating various skin and haircare concerns. It exhibits antiviral, antifungal and cell-regenerative properties due to which it effectively heals various skin and hair conditions.

REVIEW OF ALOE VERA        

Name of Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

BEST

1-3

 

Aloe Vera is one of the most popular and reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies like FDA (Food and Drug Administration ensures the safety, efficacy and security of humans by making sure that cosmetics are safe to use), CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review thoroughly investigates the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), EU Cosmetics Regulation (It ensures the safety of the consumers while using the cosmetic products) and EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products) along with popular skincare brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products.

BENEFITS OF ALOE VERA: This valuable perennial plant has the following benefits:

  • Moisturises skin: It keeps your skin well moisturized because of high water content. It retains the moisture by forming a protective layer on the surface of skin.
  • Fights acne: It contains salicylic acid which acts a mild exfoliator, opens up the clogged pores and helps reduce formation of acne, pimples and blackheads.
  • Exhibits anti-inflammatory property: It soothes the itchy and irritated skin, providing relief from dry skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis.
  • Exhibits anti-ageing property: Aloe Vera extract is rich in antioxidants such as Vitamin C and E, which fight free radicals responsible for causing wrinkles and fine lines. It boosts the production of collagen in the skin cells, thereby increasing the elasticity of skin cells.
  • Reduces blemishes and dark spots: The active ingredients present in aloe vera gel prevent hyperpigmentation and skin discolouration.The antioxidants present in aloe vera help fade away dark spots and blemishes.
  • Acts as an Exfoliator: It gently exfoliates skin, removes the dead skin cells and makes skin smooth and radiant.

Thus, this ingredient is widely used in personal care products. 

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY

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