Ingredient 101: Aloe

Ingredient 101: Aloe

What is Aloe Barbadensis Vera Leaf Extract?

Aloe Vera is a cactus plant that secretes a clear gel when broken off from the rest of the plant, which can then be used topically to heal wounds and soothe the skin.  Aloe Vera is a renowned ingredient in the skincare world for its ability to soothe your skin, replenish moisture, as well as prevent aging and acne. Because of its healing activity, those with sunburned skin can use this ingredient to replenish moisture in their skin and experience a quicker healing process. Aloe vera’s anti-inflammatory properties help the skin to heal quickly and naturally, making it amazing to use for those who struggle with acne. With aloe leaves containing antioxidants such as beta carotene and vitamins C and E, aloe can also help keep the skin hydrated and firm.

What Type of Skin Benefits the Most From Aloe Vera?

Although all skin types can benefit from aloe vera extract, oily or sensitive skin types would benefit most because of its soothing and healing properties. Its ability to provide the skin with moisture without giving the skin a greasy or oily feeling makes it ideal to use for oilier skin types that are dehydrated, while its ability to soothe and cool down the skin makes it ideal for irritated, more sensitive skin types.

What Masks Contain Aloe Vera?

FaceTory Sun Bae Soothing Mask
Best for: Combination/Oily

Using a rayon sheet material and a light essence, this mask will restore and soothe your skin using Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract as its main ingredient. Other ingredients such as jojoba seed oil will help treat acne, dry skin, and sunburns, and betaine, will help retain moisture and reduce wrinkles.

NOHJ Aloe Mud Mask
Best for: Combination/Oily

Not only should the beautiful lace fabric of this mask make you excited to use this mask, the ingredients should too. With the combination of the soothing, anti-inflammatory properties of aloe vera leaf extract, and the ability of the Maris Limus (Mud) Extract to gently draw out impurities in the skin and provide nourishment, this mask will make sure your skin is soothed, softened, and cleansed.

NoTs Soothing Multi Gel Mask
Best for: Combination/Oily

This mask contains a jelly like essence that is extremely hydrating and cool to the touch. Aloe Vera Extract is one of the main ingredients and helps soothe and moisturize your skin if you’ve been exposed to too much sunlight or even if your skin is experiencing irritation from the cold. Other ingredients such as the bamboo or cucumber extract will also help cool down your face while the subtle aloe vera scent will help calm your senses

TIP: This mask is great to use before makeup as it is light and non-sticky and can even be a multi use mask (arms, neck, legs) with its extra essence.


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