A few of us may remember coming back from the beach with a sunburn and the cooling relief of aloe vera applied to our skin. There’s a lot of good reasons why aloe remains a mainstay among those of us looking for a non-irritating way to cleanse and nourish our skin.
Egyptians called the aloe, “the plant of immortality.” While I’m not sure I’d go that far, this hearty flowering succulent is a powerhouse when it comes to skin care. Researchers have uncovered the scientific basis for its well-known healing properties as a remedy for sunburned and irritated skin.
What’s great about aloe is its wonderful compatibility with all skin types---aging, oil, sensitive, even acne. It contains Vitamins A (beta-carotene), C and E---all great anti-oxidants which neutralize free radicals. There are also plenty of amino acids in the aloe vera plant which do two great things for our skin---first, it softens hardened skin cells which results in smooth glowing skin and second the zinc in aloe acts as an astringent to tighten pores. What more could you ask for?
KenetMD m/Power Wash and Balancing Cleanser both boast aloe vera as a main ingredient. It’s a natural, non-irritating way to bring out the best in your skin without harshness or chemicals.