May 12, 2022
Did you know there are more than 360 species of aloe vera? It is naturalized in California, the Americas, throughout the Mediterranean, China, and India. Carvings celebrating aloe on Sumerian clay tablets date as early as 2200 BCE. Ancient Egyptians were big fans and incorporated aloe into embalming fluids and valued the plant for its beautifying properties in cosmetics. We agree. Aloe is one of those helpful floras when internally ingested and externally applied. Aloe leaf juice soothes stomach troubles and gets things moving on the inside. The juice has similar properties when used on the skin. A cooling, healing, and redness reducing maven, aloe is miraculous in beautifying preparations. The gel contains a myriad of vitamins (B’s 1-3, C, E, folic acid, choline, and B-carotene to be exact), and minerals (calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, sodium, and chromium).
All those vitamins make Aloe a superior anti-inflammatory, demulcent, emollient, anti-microbial, and vulnerary. Which are herbalists’ terms meaning aloe is hydrating, has an antiaging effect, catalyzes the healing of skin conditions like burns or eczema, and is toning and restorative to skin. Not simply a superhero with sunburns, similarly, prized for daily use. Which is why aloe is a key ingredient in several products: Face Wash, Glow Tonic, Toning Mist and our brand-new resurfacing jelly arriving in the next few weeks.
May 13, 2022