Back in the day before we were slip, slop, slapping and sun conscious, reaching for the Aloe Vera plant was the way to beat the painful sting of sunburn. Cool from the fridge, it gave instant relief to sore and soon-to-peel skin. But beyond its use as a home remedy, the Aloe Vera plant has a lot to offer!
5 Food Facts: Aloe Vera1.Increasingly, fresh Aloe Vera is now being used in salads and is fast becoming popular in juice or healthy smoothies. And, it’s easy to see why.2.Aloe Vera can help boost your immune system. Containing vitamins including A, C, E, folic acid, choline, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), B6 it can be a great ‘vitamin hit’ if you are fighting a cold or want to build your immunity during these chilly months.3.Aloe Vera soothes your skin. Known for is use in the treatment of sunburn, cold Aloe Vera gel or freshly cut stems applied to burnt skin offers immediately cooling relief. Aloe Vera also contains properties that stop itching, making it beneficial as your skin starts to heal.4.Aloe Vera can assist in treating osteoarthritis. The beta-sitosterol (a plant sterol found naturally in a number of foods, including soy, flaxseed, peanuts and olive oil) and salicylic acid in Aloe Vera work to reduce joint inflammation and pain while improving flexibility.5.Aloe contains minerals, including calcium, potassium, magnesium, chromium, sodium, copper, zinc and selenium. These aid and improve cellular and metabolic activity.
Aloe Vera can help regulate your digestive system. The fatty acids found in Aloe Vera can assist stomach, intestine and colon function.
Note: When consuming Aloe Vera for medicinal purposes, only small doses are recommended as side effects are known. Seek guidance from your health professional about what will work best for you.
5 Fun Facts: Aloe Vera1.Aloe produces two substances, a gel and a latex. The fresh gel can be consumed or used for treating skin conditions while the latex can be prescribed as a laxative.2.There are 240 varieties of Aloe Vera and its long life expectancy sees plants surviving up to 100 years in the wild.3.The Aloe Vera plant is a part of the lily family (Liliaceae) which also includes varieties of garlic and onion.4.Aloe Vera is well celebrated throughout history. Egyptians called it “the plant of immortality”, Native Americans referred to it as "The Wand of Heaven" and to us it is commonly known as lily of the desert, elephant’s gall and burn plant.5.Forget celebrity beauty regimes, Cleopatra was known to use aloe gel as her regular skin care routine!
Face the Facts: Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a key ingredient in many cosmetic and skin care treatments. Known as the ‘heal-all’ it is just about ‘anti’ everything - antibiotic, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, antiseptic and anti-bacterial… Phew! There really is so much to love about Aloe Vera when you throw in its ability to enhance your skin’s collagen as well as maintain your skin’s elasticity.
We love this power plant and use it in some of our most popular Eminence Organic Skin Care products.
This winter, why not experience the skin-loving Aloe Vera for yourself and grab a new Age Corrective Ultra Collection, packed with Aloe juice.
Calm Skin Chamomile Moisturiser
Soothe irritation and hydrate sensitive skin with calming chamomile and arnica combined with comforting shea butter and calendula oil, aloe vera juice soothes and refreshes.
Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum
Reawaken your skin with the fountain of youth thanks to the restoring powers of aloe vera, vegan friendly hyaluronic acid, vitamin rich strawberries and rhubarb.
Repair & Protect Starter Set
Cleanse away environmental impurities, replenish and renew dry skin with Natural Repair Complex and protect skin against the sun’s harmful rays.
Enjoy this great offer or any of our Eminence skin care range, knowing all ingredients come from nature and are free from chemicals or artificial additives.
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