The aloe vera gel is 90% water, so infusing aloe into a serum adds to its moisturizing properties. Aloe also has anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties that do wonders for your skin.
Here are some fantastic aloe vera benefits that will make you excited to have it in your face serum:
1. Aloe contains sugar molecules that lock in moisture to the skin to keep it hydrated. Having enough moisture in the skin helps it stay plump and soft, which gives you a fresh glow.
2. Aloe stimulates fibroblasts, the cells found in your connective tissues that secrete collagen. And as we mentioned earlier, collagen is the scaffolding that keeps your skin free from wrinkles and fine lines.
These fibroblasts also produce elastin, the protein responsible for your skin’s elasticity or its ability to snap back into place after being stretched. It’s a key factor in preventing dynamic wrinkles.
In other words, amidst the aging process that naturally occurs as you get older, aloe is such a trooper in keeping your skin firm, supple, and youthful!
3. Vitamins A (beta carotene C, and E, the vitamins in aloe vera, are excellent antioxidants. They protect the skin from free radicals brought by UV rays and other toxins.
Also, aloe helps produce a protein called meallothionein. This protein literally eats up free radicals that contact your skin. Amazing, right?
4. Aloe is a gentle cleanser that help fight acne and infection. Aloe can deep-clean your pores by unclogging dirt. It also has microbial and antiseptic properties that protect your skin from bacteria, leaving your skin squeaky clean and blemish-free!
This botanical miracle-worker also contains other sugar molecules that promote cell production and reduce redness and inflammation.
And because our skin naturally sheds off dead skin cells, aloe helps replace it with new, healthy cells. Aloe’s rejuvenating power keeps you looking fresh and glowing!