Aloe Vera - The active ingredient that is supposed to effectively counteract dry skin and impurities is found in a variety of cosmetic products. But how is aloe vera gel obtained, what effect does it have and in which products does it unfold its effect particularly well?
Aloe vera is considered a true all-rounder and can be found as an active ingredient in a variety of cosmetic products - from body, face and hair care products. The gel is extracted from the aloe vera plant. The plant should be at least five years old so that the active ingredients it contains can fully develop their effects. To harvest the gel, the leaves are cut as close to the stem as possible using a knife to allow the gel to flow out of the plant. The gel has the greatest effect when it is freshly applied to the skin. It has a cooling effect on sunburns, helps the skin to regenerate, and soothes it. Furthermore, aloe vera gel is highly moisturising. It consists of 200 active ingredients, including numerous vitamins, enzymes, minerals, amino acids, essential oils and salicylic acid.
The active ingredient is suitable for the whole family. Our tip: aloe vera found in shaving gels has a particularly moisturising effect and helps to prevent redness and pimples caused by shaving. Additionally, when the gel is cooled, it is can be used as an eyelash and eyebrow gel.
Discover our tips about products that are enriched with this beneficial active ingredient:
Foamie Aloe You Vera Much Solid Face Cleanser: The solid cleanser is ideal for normal to dry skin. Aloe vera extract and nourishing almond milk supply the skin with moisture whilst cleansing which ensures that the skin does not dry out. The pH value is adapted to the skin and paired with the soap-free formula promises a particularly mild cleansing action.
Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner: This toner is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive problem skin. Aloe vera water is used instead of water. Benton's aloe vera collection is formulated with natural preservatives and natural ingredients, such as BHA and snail extract. BHA (salicylic acid) prevents impurities and redness. The moisturising and cooling effect of the toner soothes the skin and refines the pores while also soothing inflammation. The result: a clear and glowing complexion.
Holika Holika Aloe 99% Soothing Gel: The soothing and nourishing gel by Holika Holika contains 99% aloe vera extract that refreshes dry and irritated skin types in an instant. The fast-absorbing gel does not leave a sticky film behind. The gel has a cooling effect that boosts softness and suppleness after shaving, an intensive peeling treatment or sunbathing.
Lunar Glow Seaweed & Aloe Eye Gel: No more puffy eyes! This fast-absorbing and refreshing eye gel with seaweed and aloe vera counteracts puffiness and tired-looking skin around the eye area. The transparent gel is enriched with marine collagen, an active ingredient that is rich in vitamins A, B, C, E and K, as well as natural fatty acids. It possesses regenerative effects. Fine lines and wrinkles caused by dryness are instantly plumped again.