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Organic aloe vera holds a special place in history… and at face naturals, where we use it in a diverse collection of our signature products. You can find aloe vera in a variety of other products – both in skin-care and food products – in most grocery stores around the nation. In fact, most people have some familiarity with aloe vera, due to its common usage in sunburn treatment. But what else makes this ingredient stand out on its own for face naturals? We give you the details about the broad spectrum of benefits that aloe vera offers, and how we use it in our products.
The tradition of aloe vera’s usage in food and medicine dates all the way back to a few different ancient civilizations. Thought to originate in Sudan, aloe vera eventually made its way upward to flourish in the warm, moist climates of the Mediterranean areas. First documented in the Papyrus Ebers – an Egyptian writing that dates all the way back to 1550 B.C. – its potential for medicinal purposes was studied and expounded upon. Written in 2100 B.C., a Mesopotamian tablet elaborates on aloe’s medicinal potential. By 70 A.D., the Herbal of Dioscorides, a Greek writing, details treatments that use this herb. Eventually, use of aloe vera spread globally, becoming a traditional ingredient in Indian medicine. Countries like Trinidad, Tobago, and Mexico started to use it for treatment of multiple health conditions.
Now, we take a look at what qualities aloe vera has that make it a shining star in the treatment of so many conditions over such a prolonged period of time. We also discover the wide variety of ailments from which aloe offers relief – whether skin or health related. Discover what aloe vera can do for you, through our products and beyond.
Aloe vera has become popular not only as a skin-care ingredient, but also as a juice and daily supplement. Many people incorporate aloe vera into their diets – and for good reason. Aloe vera can help with many different ailments, and as discussed above, holds a place in traditional medicine. The reason lies behind the building blocks that hold aloe vera together.
The gel of the aloe vera plant is home to at least twenty minerals, twelve vitamins, eighteen amino acids, and two hundred live enzymes. Some of these vitamins include vitamins A in the form of beta-carotene, the antioxidants C and E, and B12. The minerals available in the gel include calcium, chromium, copper, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and zinc. It also provides a spectrum of natural fatty and amino acids that offer anti-inflammatory and protein-building properties.
With the rise in popularity of consuming aloe vera juices and supplements, many people find themselves wondering what the succulent can really do for their health. Is it all it is cracked up to be by the health and fitness bloggers? We think so, and we give you details as to why we believe aloe vera helps contribute to an amplified state of health.
We already know that aloe claims a rich history in traditional medicines worldwide. The Greeks hailed it as an excellent substance for treating ailments like hemorrhoids and genital ulcers. Trinidad and Tobago had cultures that used it for treatment of hypertension, while Mexican Americans incorporate it into remedies meant to help manage type two diabetes.
Clinical usage of aloe vera documents the treatment of constipation and other digestive dysfunction as far back as the late 1800s. You make a whole range of other conditions more manageable with aloe vera, including Alzheimer’s, depression, hepatitis, and congenital heart failure. The medicinal uses of aloe vera range far and wide, improving the functions of multiple systems with its anti-inflammatory properties.
Aloe vera has a lot to offer when it comes to skin care and natural topical applications. We use it in a large number of our products as a soother, healer, and rebuilder. Plus, it mixes well with lots of other ingredients, making aloe vera an industrious succulent with multiple purposes. Check out how aloe vera can improve your skin.
With up to six different cleansing agents of antiseptic value, aloe vera provides the skin with one of the most sanitizing applications available from nature. These cleansing agents include lupeol, salicyclic acid, urea nitrogen, cinnamonic acid, phenols, and sulfur. The strength of purification makes aloe an excellent ingredient for our body cleansers and facial cleansers.
The anti-aging abilities available in aloe vera include amplifying the function of fibroblast, which allows an increase in the production of collagen and elastin beneath the skin. This allows the complexion to take on a smoother appearance. We use it in our Anti-Aging Night Creme to help boost the formula’s effectiveness in treating wrinkles and sagging skin.
Aloe vera also contributes an effective moisturizing capability in some of our most popular formulas. The mucopolysaccharides available in aloe vera magnetize moisture to the surface of the skin, while the content of amino acids nourish hardened cells to make them softer and more supple. Aloe works effectively as an ingredient in our body lotions and facial moisturizers.
Aloe vera also plays a key role in the maintenance of healthy, happy hair. In ancient medicinal practices, it was commonly used in hair treatments to prevent baldness or hair loss. We use it in our line of authentic face naturals conditioners to provide the hair with full-bodied appearance and benefits.
The live enzymes available in aloe vera help increase hair growth, as they feed off of dead skin and hair cells that may clog scalp pores or follicles, thus impeding the growth or thickness of future hair strands. It also helps balance the scalp’s pH, which also promotes healthy hair growth.
The gel emitted from the aloe leaf has a makeup and performance similar to keratin – a protein that occurs in healthy hair. This allows for maximum conditioning as the cells will accept this protein, and use it to further the shine, elasticity, and volume of each strand of hair.
You do not have to take our word for how well aloe works with the body, skin, and hair. Give it a try for yourself by taking daily aloe supplements, drinking the juice, or purchasing a face naturals product that uses aloe vera as an ingredient. Start a conversation below about what aloe did for you, or your own experiments with aloe products to help us inform others.
Become a part of the face naturals family, and see what’s in store for you at our web-store. If you don’t know which products would work best for you, feel free to contact us for consultation regarding your skin type and our products. We will find you a match made in heaven that loves your skin the way we do.
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