Ahh, aloe vera: Everyone’s go-to natural remedy for rectifying too much time spent in the summer’s sun. But did you know that the benefits of aloe vera go far beyond sunburns?
In fact, it may just be one of the most powerful, natural skin-care ingredients we have access to.
From lessening wrinkles and fine lines to curing acne, aloe vera is a miracle plant—and one we keenly use in our product line.
As popular as it is, you’d be hard-pressed to find many people who actually know what aloe vera actually is. Related to agave plants—which are used to make tequila and the like-named syrup—aloe vera is, actually, a species of succulent. That’s right: The aloe vera we love and adore also doubles as a hipster houseplant.
This evergreen perennial, while hailing from the Arabian Peninsula, also grows wild in tropical climates around the world. So, thankfully, there’s plenty of cultivated aloe vera to go around. (Granted, we only use harvested 100 percent organic aloe vera, but more on that later.)
Oh, it very much is! Aloe vera on the face allows many of the plant’s bevy of nutrients to permeate the skin, assisting to heal a litany of skin issues. Below is a list of those minerals and vitamins that make aloe vera such a powerhouse:
Organic aloe vera is valued for how it can aid our digestion, immune system, and, of course, our skin. Those above-mentioned nutrients seep into the skin through our epidermis, nourishing it with vital goodies we, frankly, don’t get enough of these days.
All that said, is aloe vera good for dry skin? You bet! It’s those very moisturizing qualities about aloe vera that make it one of the best oil-free, natural moisturizers you can use. It also has certain amino and hyaluronic acids that exist in its “gel,” aiding the skin in locking-in moisture further.
Here are some other ways aloe vera can benefit your complexion:
However, we’ve yet to mention one of aloe vera’s hallmark skin benefits: helping to combat acne. Using aloe vera for acne calms the skin, reducing red marks and a blotched complexion, while also tackling the very bacteria that causes those breakouts in the first place. It also helps that his wonder plant includes salicylic acid, a well-known active ingredient in many effective skin-clearing products.
We’re avid fans of all things aloe vera at Zue Beauty, and that affection for this succulent is on full display in our Exfoliating Facial Scrub.
To help our 100 percent organic aloe vera fully penetrate the skin, micro-pulverized apricot seeds are added into this scrub, helping gently remove layers dead skin cells to reveal new skin. The aloe vera, which contains the same astringent, soothing, and moisturizing properties we mentioned before, then helps to soften that fresh skin. And to top things off, our scrub utilizes quinoa proteins to boosts the skin’s elasticity and feel, leaving a youthful appearance.
We use only 100 percent organic aloe vera in this rejuvenating scrub, collected from sustainable crops helmed by master growers.
Better yet, all our products are proudly GMO and animal cruelty-free, so you know your final decision is just as eco-savvy as it is humanely sound.
Here’s how you can use our enriching facial scrub to achieve the best results:
Aloe vera skin care products are coming to market in droves, but a lot of them use fillers and low-quality gels to procure them. So, shop with certainty and read the ingredient labels carefully before purchasing any organic aloe vera skin care products. But rest assured: you’re only getting the best of the best with our soothing, aloe-rich scrub.