INGREDIENT FOCUS: WHAT IS ALOE VERA?
What is Aloe Vera?
Aloe Vera is a cactus plant from the Asphodelaceae family whose leaves secret a gelatinous crystalline emollient (clear gel) rich in mucopolysaccarides (which help produce an anti-inflammatory called histamine). Aloe is generally believed to originate from North Africa and is renowned for its soothing, cooling, healing, hydrating and replenishing properties. The scientific name for Aloe Vera is Aloe Barbadensis, while the Egyptians called it “the plant of immortality”.
What is its origin?
Pevonia derives their Aloe Vera gel used in Pevonia products from Aloe Vera plant leaves, native to North Africa.
How is it used?
Aloe Vera sap is used in skincare preparations ranging from facial cleansers to body moisturisers to soaps, and is most widely known for its use in after-sun care products due to its hydrating, soothing and cooling benefits for traumatised skin.
How can Aloe Vera help my skin?
Recognised for centuries as having herbal medicinal properties including antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing benefits, Aloe is an excellent treatment for dry, oily and sensitive skin, as well as for the alleviation of sunburn, other minor burns, insect bites, and skin irritations. Aloe extract obtained from the leaf sap of the Aloe plant, widely cultivated throughout the world, has been expertly refined in Pevonia products to provide numerous skin caring and healing results.
Surging with benefits, Aloe Vera is an emolliating, hydrating, healing, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory skincare hero. Its most important constituents are minerals, polysaccharides, amino acids, carbohydrates and antioxidants including beta carotene, vitamin C and E, while its 99.5% water content ensures an exceptional moisturising ability is one of its most well-known characteristics. Aloe penetrates skin to supply moisture directly to the tissue, making it an especially beneficial treatment for easing dryness and protecting and relaxing skin to relieve sensitivity, sunburn and over-exposure to environmental elements.
From sunburn to windburn, heat damage, chaffing and redness to mild irritation and minor skin trauma, Aloe Vera can help cool, soothe, calm and repair minor skin damage. Especially popular for its immediate relief from all these issues, Aloe Vera is also highly recommended for post-hair removal care including waxing and shaving as it helps to alleviate redness and calm traumatised areas.
Due to its gentle nature, this dynamic ingredient is well suited to all manner of skin types.
How does Pevonia use Aloe Vera?
Aloe Vera is found in a number of Pevonia products, utilised for its dynamic ability to treat multiple and varying issues.
For example, Aloe’s ability to moisturise the skin without leaving a greasy residue means it’s perfect for hydrating and balancing oily complexions, which is why it’s found in Pevonia’s Combination Skin Cream.
Its ability to treat acne and skin inflammation comes from the two wound-healing and anti-inflammatory hormones it contains, Auxin and Gibberellins. Gibberellins stimulate the growth of new cells so skin heals quickly and naturally with minimal scarring. This is why it’s an excellent treatment for reducing trauma associated with sun burn, wind burn, chaffing, cuts and stings.
Due to the quantity of antioxidants that Aloe contains it can help improve natural skin firmness and hydration, so it defends against the ageing process in products like Age Correction Firming Marine Elastin Cream, and heals wounds like stretch marks and other minor tears caused by excessive and sudden stretching (especially during pregnancy) in Dry Oil Body Moisturiser.
In the Rejuvenating Dry Skin Cream, Aloe Vera acts as a protective layer on the skin at the epithelial level and helps replenish its moisture; because of its nutritional qualities and antioxidant properties, the skin is hydrated, protected and heals quicker.
Aloe Vera is a vital ingredient in Pevonia’s Sun Line as it soothes and repairs over-heated or sunburned skin. it replenishes moisture to dehydrated skin, plus it softens and smooths skin which is dry, taught and often rough caused by conditions such as eczema.
Aloe Vera is an extraordinarily valuable skincare ingredient that has the ability to address many skin concerns; even sensitive skin types will benefit from the soothing, calming properties of this fantastic caring ingredient.
Which Pevonia products contain Aloe Vera?
Rejuvenating Dry Skin Cream
Combination Skin Cream
Sensitive Skin Lotion
Soothing Sensitive Skin Cream
Sensitive Skin Trial Kit
Hyaluronic Acid HydraMist
Age Correction Firming Marine Elastin Cream
Micro-Retinol Essential Toner