Used for centuries in countries and cultures all across the globe, Aloe Vera is a plant proven to help with a diverse variety of skin concerns. It is known to help hydrate skin and is often used in skincare products that are formulated to help soothe the look and feel of irritated skin. Keep reading to learn how this botanical ingredient can help your skin.
What Is Aloe Vera?
The botanical name of Aloe Vera is Aloe barbadensis miller. It’s a perennial shrub that grows in the drier regions of Africa, India, Asia, Europe, and America. The Aloe Vera extract used in our skincare formulations comes from the leaves of the plant, which contain an array of beneficial vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and minerals.
What Are The Skincare Benefits Of Aloe Vera?
Aloe Vera has a vast array of benefits for the skin that range from soothing irritations, to restoring hydration and having anti-aging properties. It’s also been shown to be anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. It provides an immediate cooling sensation that can be helpful for comforting skin that is painfully dry or inflamed.
What Are The Common Uses Of Aloe Vera?
Aloe Vera gel can help alleviate the severity of acne blemishes, decrease redness, soothe a sunburn, and even minimize scar tissue. It can be found in an array of products, textures, and formulations. Many people even rub the gel directly from the leaves of the plant onto their skin for quick relief from painful burns and irritations.
Kiehl’s & Aloe Vera
You’ll find Aloe Vera in a wide variety of Kiehl’s products that range from soothing masks to acne lotions to shave creams. Our Aloe is sourced from the leaf of the Aloe Vera plant grown in the Dominican Republic. It’s also a key ingredient in some of our moisturizing products and is an especially good hydrating ingredient for those with oily or acne-prone skin, as it is lightweight and non-comedogenic.