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Aloe Vera - All You Need To Know


What is Aloe Vera?

Aloe vera is a naturally occurring short-stemmed plant that with leaves that grow to approximately 12-19 inches in length. Usually grown in areas such as Africa or India, Aloe vera is also easily recognisable due to the thickness of its leaves.

This thickness is due to the water storage within the internal tissues forming a gel, which is the part of the plant that is often used in products such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and even food.


What is the science?

The reason why the gel is used in these areas is because this is where the plant stores all its bioactive compounds – in other words, where all the goodness lies.

Aloe vera is packed full of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and anti-oxidants which lead to its use in both traditional and modern medicines as well as high-quality cosmetics brands, such as epiSpa.


Why are you telling me this?

Aloe vera is in many epiSpa products and is utilised to provide antioxidant, anti-bacterial and healing properties to our skincare range. Anti-oxidants helps inhibit the growth of certain bacteria that can damage or tarnish skin.

Aloe vera has long been used to aid in the healing process of skin, which makes it perfect for reducing the effects of redness and blemishes and for helping maintain a clear complexion. This is not least due to the anti-bacterial properties that keep your skin clean as well as the high levels of water retention in the plant which make it a fantastic moisturiser.

This miracle plant also promotes the production of collagen, a key component of skin cells that are vital to keeping skin looking firm and youthful whilst minimising the impact of wrinkles and lines.


Which epiSpa products are for me?

epiSpa Organic Illuminating Toning Tonic contains natural ingredients, including aloe vera, to soothe, refresh and brighten your skin. Lightly scented with cucumber and cherry blossom, the tonic gently exfoliates dead skin, reducing the signs of wrinkles and lines whilst at the same time being sensitive enough to tone the skin.

For your eyes, epiSpa Organic Illuminating Eye Cream is an essential part of your daily beauty regime. Working hard to restore firmness, the cream also lightens dark areas around your eyes to make them look more youthful and brighter.


You can take a look at our full range of skincare products here.