Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe Vera Juice has been used for centuries as an ingredient in natural skin care products due to its healing and moisturizing properties. The juice also contains several vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes that are essential for skin health and that have anti-inflammatory properties. Based on these benefits, we thought it best to base our Butter Body Cream in this lovely additive!
THE BENEFITS OF ALOE VERA JUICE
- Hydrates and Moisturizes Skin
- Increases softness of skin
- Boosts skin elasticity
The Science: So far, 75 known compounds have been identified in Aloe vera, including 20 minerals, 20 amino acids, vitamins, and water. Scientific studies have shown that the gel can increase the flexibility and reduce the fragility of the skin since 99% of the gel is water. Additionally, mucopolysaccharides along with amino acids and zinc present in Aloe vera can lead to skin integrity, moisture retention, erythema reduction, and helps to prevent skin ulcers.
- Heals Skin Conditions
- Reduces the Inflammation Response
The Science: Studies have shown that Aloe vera can inhibit thromboxane (an inhibitor of wound healing), improve the wound healing process, and reduce inflammation. Magnesium lactate available in the gel can prevent the production of histamine that causes itching and irritation of the skin. Its regenerative properties are due to the compound glucomannan, which is rich with polysaccharides like mannose. Aloe vera gel can not only increase the amount of collagen in wounds but also change the composition of collagen, increase collagen cross-linking and thereby promote wound healing.
Fun Fact!: The Egyptian queens Nefertiti and Cleopatra used Aloe vera as part of their regular beauty regime!
Would you like to do more reading on the benefits of aloe vera juice: Here’s the clinical study that we referenced!
Hekmatpou D, Mehrabi F, Rahzani K, Aminiyan A. The Effect of Aloe Vera Clinical Trials on Prevention and Healing of Skin Wound: A Systematic Review. Iran J Med Sci. 2019 Jan;44(1):1-9. PMID: 30666070; PMCID: PM(6330525