Wendy Christina loves aloe vera and we use certified organic aloe vera extract across our range of products. Aloe vera works like a tonic for your skin. It has cooling, gentle qualities comfort stressed skin and aids your skin in regenerating itself. It has proven health benefits for healing sunburn, breakouts, infections, rosacea and skin conditions that cause inflammation. The healing properties of the aloe vera plant have been recognised for millennia. Ancient Sumerian clay tablets refer to aloe in 2200 BC, in what are some of the oldest botanical records known. Since antiquity, humans have used the gel found inside the leaf of the plant for its soothing and moisturising effects.
Science has discovered 75 ingredients contained in the aloe leaf, all offering medical benefits. It is very effective for hydrating and moisturising all skin types. But because it will not clog your pores, it is particularly effective for oily skin and for people prone to breakouts.
Aloe vera slows and reverses the effects of ageing
There’s a reason why history, cosmetics and science have crowned aloe vera the fountain of youth; it is so rich in vitamins, acids and minerals. Aloe contains Vitamins A, C, and E, which are crucial antioxidants that combat dangerous free radicals in the body. Vitamin C is known to help slow down the appearance of wrinkles and repairs damaged skin cells that cause the visible signs of ageing. It increases collagen synthesis in the process of wound healing and plumps our skin.
It also increases synthesis of hyaluronic acid, which is an active anti-ageing ingredient that we use throughout our range to assist with skin tightening and firmness. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. They work by manufacturing and repairing tissue, whilst softening hardened skin cells. Our bodies require 22 amino acids and aloe vera provides 20 of 22 required amino acids, including seven of the eight essential ones. This wonder plant also stars zinc, which tightens pores.
Our Honey & Hyaluronic Acid Day & Night Cream includes aloe vera to help rejuvenate your skin, promote protection, healing, and anti-aging, as you go about your day, and even while you are sleeping!
It’s amazing for calming irritated and congested skin
Aloe vera is anti-microbial and an antiseptic, and so can protect the skin against possible infection. Combined with its anti-inflammatory properties it is very effective for calming skin, which has been traumatised by breakout activity. Aloe vera also improves your skin’s overall appearance and health, while decreasing visible acne scars.
Along with Jojoba oil, our Aloe Vera & White Willow Bark Facial Exfoliant can help oily skin types balance your skin. This anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory exfoliant will stimulate skin cell renewal and tighten pores.
Try our Kakadu Plum & Coconut Cleansing Milk which suits all skin types and contains aloe vera. It bathes your skin with the velvety feeling of moisturising milk, while it cleanses and hydrates, without clogging your pores.
Thirst-quenching for your skin
Aloe vera has the ability to penetrate the skin four times faster than water. It is like a long, refreshing drink for tired, dehydrated skin. It speeds up skin cell renewal, which is very helpful with wound healing, inflammation and the fading of pigmentation.
Formulated in combination with hyaluronic acid in Wendy Christina’s Green Tea & Hyaluronic Acid Eye Treatment is a hydrating, skin firming, smoothing formula, which works to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by calming puffy eyes, improving skin tone and boosts moisture penetration.