The Incredible Aloe Vera

The amazing therapeutic benefits of aloe vera has been harnessed by man for over 4000 years across various civilizations, including Egypt, Greece, Rome, China and India. Historical evidence suggests that aloe vera originates from the warm, dry climates of Africa. But today, you can find it in almost every part of the world, due to its high adaptability, and because man has been so eager to carry it with him from place to place.

The fact is, aloe vera is really quite an incredible plant containing over 200 active components including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, polysaccharide, and fatty acids. Often called the ‘miracle plant’ or the ‘natural healer’, aloe vera is able to work miracles on the skin. The secret of the aloe vera plant lies in the transparent, juicy substance contained in its long, thick skinned leave – the aloe vera gel.

Ideal Skincare

Palmer’s Aloe Vera FormulaTM with Vitamin E is a 100% pure aloe vera gel which provides a cooling, refreshing and silky feel to the skin. It is moisture-rich, non-greasy, non-sticky and rich in antioxidants especially vitamin E. Suitable for all skin types, Palmer’s Aloe Vera FormulaTM is recommended for use as:

  • Moisturiser for Dry Skin

Due to the aloe vera’s high water content (over 99% water), it provides a great way to hydrate, moisturise and rejuvenate the skin. Aloe vera is also an emollient which prevents moisture loss from the epidermis and forms a protective film which keeps the skin moist and supple. For women, applying aloe vera gel on the face prior to application of make-up can prevent the skin from drying. For men, aloe vera gel can be used as an aftershave as its healing properties can treat minor cuts caused by shaving. Rich in amino acids, vitamins A, C, F, B, niacin with traces of vitamin B12, aloe vera gel can also be used alone or mixed with other masks as a nourishing and soothing facial treatment.

  • Remedy for cuts and insect bites

Due to aloe vera’s wound-healing and anti-inflammatory properties, it is great in treating and providing soothing relief to cuts, lesions, scrapes and insect bites. It also relieves itching. Aloe vera gel acts as an astringent which causes the contraction of body tissues, hence reducing bleeding from minor abrasions. Moreover, its microbial properties prevent the growth of disease-causing microorganisms while helping to treat fungal and viral infections.

  • Soothing relief for burns

Aloe vera gel has been used since thousands of years ago to relief the pain and swelling caused by burns. Burns can be caused by heat, electricity, abrasion or excessive sun exposure. Aloe vera gel acts as a protective layer to the skin and helps replenish its moisture, helping it to recover faster from the burn.

  • Skin Revitalisation & Anti-Ageing

As we get older, our skin begins to sag and fine lines begin to appear due to loss of collagen and elastin. Aloe vera gel increases the elasticity of the skin through collagen and elastin repair. As a natural skin oxygenator, aloe vera also helps to increase oxygen supply to skin cells and encourages skin renewal at cellular level, thus revitalising the skin. The vitamin C and E present in aloe vera gel improve the skin`s natural firmness as well, resulting in younger-looking skin.

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