Aloe vera gel is the clear, jelly-like substance found in the inner part of the aloe leaf plant. There are over 500 varieties of aloe plants. History shows that aloe is one of the oldest plants on record mentioned for its medicinal properties and healthy benefits. Ancient civilizations used aloe vera for the treatment of burns and wound care.
Legend has it that Alexander the Great conquered the island of Socotra off the coast of Africa, to seize the supplies of aloe vera in order to treat the wounds of his soldiers. Other reports indicate that the beautiful Cleopatra used aloe vera in her daily skin routine. More recently, the Japanese used aloe vera to treat the wounds of the victims of the atomic bomb. Fast forward to modern times, the aloe plant is still being used and researched for its medicinal wonders.
The plant contains over 200 biologically active, naturally-occurring constituents which benefit us both internally as well as externally. Since the skin needs nutrition of its own, aloe vera when formulated into a skin care product or used on its own, can treat, exfoliate, restore, reveal and provide constant, impressive nutrition to our largest organ, the human skin. Aloe speeds up skin cell reproduction by as much as eight times and penetrates the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin) four times faster than water.
The Most Common Reasons People Use Aloe Vera:
Moisturize and hydrate skin
Soothe occasional muscle and joint discomfort
helps support a healthy digestive system
helps sustain and promote healthy regularity
supports a healthy immune system
assists antioxidant support
reduces toxins in the body
supports normal muscle and joint functions
La Cresta Skin Care Products that contain Aloe:
Hermosa Mariposa Toner, Forest Adventurist body splash, Ladies Quiet Time body splash, Uplift My Day body splash, Hair & Scalp Treatment, Aloe Always Loves My Skin face and body toner, Citrus Bliss Face & Body Wash, Rose Garden Face & Body Wash, Lavender Rose Body Lotion, Ginger & Lemongrass Body Lotion