How to benefit from all the virtues of aloe vera?
How to choose the right cosmetic products based on aloe vera
Check, if possible, the aloe vera gel content
Aloe vera, aloe barbadensis Miller, is a fatty plant of the aloaceae family used for millennia for its many medicinal and cosmetic virtues. Fatty plants are so named for their ability to retain water. Cultivated in North Africa, the Canary Islands, Mexico and Cape Verde, aloe vera is also found in the Mediterranean region, particularly in Greece and southern Spain. It can be bought commercially as a powder, paste, cream or simply as the plant itself.
You have chosen to buy prepared aloe vera, remember to check the percentage that the product on the market contains! Know that the higher the percentage, the more you will benefit from the multiple advantages of aloe vera gel. If the percentage is not indicated, look at the position of the aloe vera in the list of ingredients. If the aloe vera is placed in the first ingredients, it means that its percentage is in the majority on the rest of the ingredients.
Attention, in the cosmetics section, aloe vera can be presented in different forms
Today, aloe vera products can be found almost everywhere. But some brands use dehydrated powder for economic and practical reasons. Dehydration of the gel causes it to lose most of its properties. Only the use of fresh and native juice, not heated, makes it possible to preserve as well as possible all the vitamins, nutrients and active ingredients of aloe vera. Therefore, it is preferable to mention "Aloe Vera leaf juice" rather than "Aloe Vera juice powder" in the list of ingredients in order to benefit from the virtues of aloe vera.
It is all the more important for the skin on your face to check the components of the cosmetic product you choose. Facial skin is much more sensitive and permeable than the rest of the body. Therefore, prefer to use ORGANIC products for your beauty routines. Contrary to products that are simply stamped "natural", the organic label assures you that the products come from healthy agriculture, free of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Choosing organic means saying yes to a reasoned production method that respects the environment and is much better for your skin and your health! Whether for the Organic Fresh Cleansing Jelly or the Organic Moisturizing Infusion Jelly, we use exclusively pure native aloe vera juice, in order to preserve its high vitamin and nutrient content and so that you can benefit from all the virtues of aloe vera (amino acids, vitamins A, B, C and E, and trace elements).
Manon - "Smell, texture and compo, everything is perfect! Bravo Akane!"
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ALOE VERA GEL?
Aloe vera is a plant of the Aloe family that thrives in warm latitudes and dry soil. It has been used for millennia in extremely diverse regions. Cleopatra is said to have used it mixed with donkey's milk for her beauty care. It is also a health asset since aloe vera is also very good for the body when consumed as a drink, for example. It is its large leaves that house the generous aloe jelly with its many beneficial properties for the skin and for health.
Jelly contains no less than 200 components: minerals, vitamins, nutrients that give it multiple properties:
- Vitamins: mainly A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C and E
- Amino acids: 7 out of 8 essential and 11 out of 14 secondary. They promote skin tissue regeneration (keratinocyte and fibroblast multiplication).
- Enzymes (valuable for healing)
- Mono & polysaccharides: sugars are able to retain large amounts of water (moisturizing effect), make the skin smooth and elastic and absorb wrinkles.
At Akane, we have designed Akane Organic Moisturizing Infusion Jelly which contains 95% pure native aloe vera juice. Both moisturizing and light as water, it is recommended for all skin types. Its high concentration of aloe vera makes it a must to refresh, moisturize and soothe the skin of the body and face, quickly and effectively. In addition, aloe vera stimulates collagen synthesis, soothing and smoothing the skin. You can also apply it to the hair to soften and strengthen the hair fiber while making styling easier!
Fresh aloe vera jelly has both a strong moisturizing power and the ability to retain water in the cells of the epidermis. Indeed, it contains water rich in minerals and vitamins that nourish the cells. This moisturizing action is reinforced by the presence of mono- and polysaccharides (sugars) which have the capacity to retain water. Its emollient properties soften the skin, make the tissues more supple and combat dryness. Moisturizing, regenerating, healing, the aoe vera constitutes a true cocoon of hydration for the skin!
Soothing and healing properties
Its light and thick texture soothes sunburns, calms and softens skin irritations thanks to polysaccharides which have anti-inflammatory properties. Ideal for sensitive skin and/or skin irritated by the cold, external aggressions and the sun. Aloe vera is also known for its healing power for small wounds such as pimples. In short, a concentrate of medicinal virtues in a single jar. Aloe vera gel will soothe your burns and even your mosquito bites!
Thanks to a unique combination of vegetal betaine + pure aloe vera juice, the Moisturizing Infusion Jelly takes daily care of sensitive and/or sensitized skin (tightness, redness, irritation). Aloe vera proves to be a real treatment for dry and very sensitive skin.
Aloe Vera jelly stimulates cell renewal by promoting the production of fibroblasts. This plant is known for its anti-oxidant, anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to improve the elasticity and firmness of the skin, and therefore to keep the skin younger for longer! A product for many different uses.
The ally of combination and oily skins
The gel texture of Aloe Vera allows to perfectly moisturize mixed to oily skins without leaving an oily film. The icing on the cake: its astringent action helps to tighten pores and reduce excess sebum with regular use.
Summary of the virtues of aloe vera:
- Moisturizing properties
- Soothing and healing properties
- Anti-ageing virtues
- Regulates excess sebum and tightens pores
WHY DOES ALOE VERA PULL THE SKIN OF THE FACE?
The virtues of aloe vera for the face are infinite: after applying your aloe vera gel to the face, you may feel a tight sensation, as if you had dry skin. But don't worry, it's not.
Aloe vera gel, being a watery body, forms a light film on the skin after application to the face. After applying it, the water evaporates from the product and only the precious components of the aloe vera gel remain, which will penetrate the skin of your face to moisturize and soothe it.
Our little extra: mix Akane Organic Moisturizing Infusion Jelly with a spoonful of honey. Apply 5 minutes as a mask on the face for a moment of express hydration! A homemade product with nourishing and moisturizing effects!
THE BENEFITS OF ALOE VERA FOR THE HAIR
Applying aloe vera gel to damp hair or after drying it provides deep hydration and prevents damaged ends. Your hair and ends will be stronger and shiny. A real beauty asset!
Among the natural and medicinal virtues of aloe vera is also its moisturizing and soothing power for scalps suffering from psoriasis. This plant, integrated into daily use, appears to be a true natural treatment for psoriasis.
In addition, thanks to its high concentration of vitamins A, B6 and B9, aloe vera regulates excess sebum when applied as a mask to the scalp for 5 minutes.
Whether used internally to care for your body or externally on the skin and hair, aloe vera is the #1 natural ingredient to have in your bathroom.
Lucie - "This milk is amazing! In addition to smelling extremely good, it intensely moisturizes the skin, leaves it soft and the gel texture penetrates easily on the skin without leaving an oily finish. After several weeks of use my skin is more supple and moisturized, especially on my legs, I apply it morning and night. The composition of this product is completely clean and the majority of the components are organic. This product works, is organic and smells good I recommend it 100%".
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Article written by : Aline Foulet
Founder of the cosmetic brand Bio Akane Skincare