Most of us got to know aloe vera as an ingredient in cosmetics when trying to save our skin (literally) after a day under the sun. It is very often present in after-sun products and aloe vera gels are also usually recommended to regenerate the skin after sun exposure. However, aloe is a common ingredient in cosmetics like moisturizers, skin masks, and body lotions.

From the plant Aloe barbadensis, commonly called Aloe vera, we can obtain many ingredients, for example, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Polysaccharides, and Aloe Barbadensis Leaf water.

Why is Aloe vera used in cosmetics?

First of all, we have to talk about aloe vera’s properties. Even though they are widely known, these are the three most relevant ones:

  • soothing,
  • anti-inflammatory
  • emollient

Thanks to these actions, it improves the condition of dry, dehydrated, or damaged skin.

That being said, it makes now perfect sense that this ingredient is commonly found in formulations for sensitive and reactive skin or for skin exposed to the sun. In these formulas, aloe plays an important role in soothing the skin and helping to reduce skin inflammation.

Our suggestions

Would you like to try a product with aloe vera and experience for your self these properties? Well, you can find this ingredient in these three products below:

As you can see, it can be found in wash-off products ad shower gels, in soothing face masks, and also in emollient and soothing body gels. To sum up, this is a very interesting ingredient that has been used in cosmetics for many years now.