Aloe vera has been praised for it’s skincare benefits for centuries, and it’s even gained further attention for it’s additional benefits to hair and general health. Aloe remains a consistent ingredient in many skincare, hair care and health products. We thought it would be necessary to break down some of our favourite benefits of Aloe, so you know why this ingredient is so great and why you should lookout for it.
For Its Moisturising Properties
Quite possibly the most well-known benefit of Aloe Vera is it’s moisturising properties. It helps in keeping the skin nourished, without leaving any greasy feeling. One reason why we look out for Aloe at Mankind, is because it works really well as an aftershave treatment. It’s healing and can treat any small cuts or irritation caused by shaving.
To Help Calm Sunburn
You may notice that when you’re holiday shopping for sunscreen and after-sun, Aloe Vera is listed as an ingredient on pretty much all products. There’s a reason for this. Aloe helps to heal the top layers of the skin and further acts as a protective layer on the surface. As it’s also antioxidant rich and full of nutrients, it helps to heal the skin quicker whilst protecting it.
An Anti-Ageing Wonder
One of the main reasons for visible signs of ageing is a loss of elastin in the skin. Aloe vera contains many antioxidants, including ones that help improve the skins firmness and elasticity. The antioxidants found in Aloe vera include vitamin C, vitamin E and beta carotene, which are the perfect blend of anti-ageing nutrients. They also help to keep your skin hydrated, which is an added bonus.