The therapeutic and cosmetic properties of aloe have been known to the ancient peoples for more than 3,000 years.
Aloe contains amino acids (the eight basic and other non-essential), anthraquinones (12 anthraquinones found in its cortex and have antibiotic, bactericidal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties), enzymes (amylase, catalase, alkaline phosphatase, , minerals (calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, zinc), sugars (monosaccharides and polysaccharides), malic acid, salicylic acid, saponins, steroidal fatty acids, lectins and vitamins B3, B6, B12, C, E).
history and tradition
In ancient Greece, aloe symbolized beauty, patience, luck and health. Hippocrates has described several of its therapeutic properties. The legend says that Alexander the Great, on his way to Egypt, was injured by an arrow in a battle and his trauma was infected. Aristotle, who was informed, sent a priest from the Socotra Island of the Arabian Sea, where he had plenty of aloe. The priest treated the wound with aloe oil and healed very quickly.
10 unique benefits to the skin!
- Soothes the skin by making it softer
- It can heal wounds or scars due to the anti-inflammatory properties contained in the aloe gel, acting as a natural antiseptic
- It treats light irritation from the sun as it stimulates the regeneration of cells, restoring the correct levels of moisture to the epidermis
- It can relieve insect bites or exposure to other allergens when they come into contact with the skin, reducing damage to the tissues
- Helps combat acne, reduces pimples and itching
- Combats stretch marks caused by pregnancy or after sudden weight loss. (Of course after daily use of at least 2-3 months)
- Slows skin aging and helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines - if used regularly - while improving elasticity and firmness of the epidermis
- It helps to hydrate the skin properly, treating dry skin at all points. You can even use it to moisturize your dry heels
- "Illuminates" the epidermis making it shiny, reducing the dark spots
- Generally, enhances the immune system of the epidermis as it is rich in vitamins C, E, zinc and antioxidant enzymes