Under the microscope: Aloe Vera

Under the microscope: Aloe Vera

Most people tend to think of Aloe Vera as the holy grail of sunburn treatment, but in fact, Aloe Vera is the holy grail of all ingredients.

The Aloe Vera plant’s powers go way beyond soothing sunburnt skin, it’s completely universal and suited for all skin types, especially dry, damaged, broken, sensitive and irritated skin.

As we all know, during any season our skin can get dry, irritated and can break out at any time, Aloe Vera soothes and treats those daily irritations – everything from pollution to shaving.

Renowned for its soothing and healing properties, the ancient Egyptians crowned Aloe Vera ‘the plant of immorality’, they believed it held the secrets to beauty and health.

Due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties, the ancient Egyptians even conserved the bodies of the dead by covering them in Aloe Vera, thus believing stopping decomposition would lead to eternal life.

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The list of Aloe Vera’s capabilities is endless but here are some key benefits to the introduction of Aloe Vera in tanning and skincare products – we are proud to say that here at Amanda Harrington London, Aloe Vera is a prominent ingredient in all our tanning and skincare range.

  • Completely natural antioxidant
  • Contains Vitamins C and E which help fight signs of ageing
  • Creates a protective barrier on the skin
  • Helps clear break outs on skin
  • Hydrates and moisturises skin
  • Promotes skin elasticity
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Soothes skin irritations
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