Plant Extract, Skin-Soothing, Anti


Aloe vera (also listed by its Latin name of aloe barbadenis) is a commonly used plant extract that has soothing properties, antioxidant qualities, and serves as a hydrating agent for skin due to its polysaccharide and sterol content. Aloe is a good ingredient, but its benefits tend to be over exaggerated in the cosmetics worlds and more research is needed in regards to its effectiveness for some of the more outlandish or miraculous-sounding claims.

In pure form straight from the leaves, aloe veraŠ—Ès benefits for skin include its lack of occlusion and the refreshing sensation it provides (hence, why itŠ—Ès in common Š—“after sunŠ—