Unlocking Nature's Hidden Treasure with Aloe Vera
Life can be tough on our skin. From sunburns to cold dry weather, we've all experienced our fair share of skincare woes. But what if I told you there's a miracle ingredient that can help solve these problems and more? Enter aloe vera, a skin savior that can hydrate and soothe your precious epidermis.
Aloe Vera: The Unsung Hero of the Plant Kingdom
Imagine if there were a superhero with the power to hydrate and protect. Well, there is one - and it's a plant! Aloe vera, that spiky green succulent, has been revered for centuries for its incredible skincare benefits. From ancient Egypt to your grandma's trusty sunburn remedy, this plant has stood the test of time. And the secret to its success? A powerhouse combination of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that work together in perfect harmony to give your skin the TLC it deserves.
The Science Behind the Magic
Aloe vera's gel is packed with vitamins A, C, and E, which are all-stars when it comes to promoting healthy skin. Vitamin A helps your skin, while vitamin C plays a vital role as well. And let's not forget about vitamin E, the antioxidant champion that helps against damage.
Aloe vera also contains a mixture of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and zinc, which work together to support the skin's natural barrier and promote hydrated skin. These essential minerals play a role in maintaining the skin's appearance for healthy-looking, hydrated skin.
And if that wasn't enough, aloe is rich in amino acids, the building blocks of proteins that help to give you a youthful-looking appearance. The amino acids found in aloe vera include lysine, threonine, and valine.
A Skincare Game Changer
So, how does our aloe cream stand out from the crowd? It all comes down to quality and concentration. Deluvia harnesses the power of premium aloe vera, ensuring that your skin receives the maximum benefits from this wonder plant. And with its lightweight, non-greasy and fast-absorbing formula, Deluvia Miracle Aloe Cream is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive.
Two things we are often asked about our cream. Does it go on feeling greasy? No, it actually absorbs very efficiently into your skin and feels softer and smoother, without any greasy feeling, which can sometimes happen if a cream sits on the surface of your skin. Is Deluvia Miracle Aloe Cream scented? No, we do not add a fragrance or scent to this cream. Let’s take a moment here to clear up any confusion on the subject of fragrance-free vs. unscented. Fragrance-free means that a fragrance or a scent has not been added to a product. Keep in mind that the ingredients used to make a skin care product can have their own aroma, but the product does not have an additive.
Unscented means that the product may contain chemicals that neutralize or mask the odors of the ingredients so that has no scent at all; not even from the ingredients contained in it.
The Versatility of Aloe Vera
Aloe vera’s versatility is truly astonishing, making it a hero ingredient. Here are just a few ways it can save the day:
Sunburns: We've all been there - a day at the beach that ends with a lobster-red complexion. Aloe vera's temporary cooling properties and vitamins can help soothe sunburned skin.
Hydrating Dry Skin: If your skin is thirsty, aloe vera's natural moisturizing properties can provide much-needed hydration, leaving your skin well moisturized.
Problem Skin: Sensitive skin, meet your new BFF. Aloe vera's properties can help hydrate irritated skin.
Youthful Glow: Thanks to its vitamins, amino acids and hydrating properties, aloe vera can moisturize skin to keep it looking its best.
After-Shave Moisture: Say goodbye to razor burn and irritation! Aloe vera's moisturizing abilities make it a perfect post-shave companion.
History of Aloe Vera
The use of Aloe Vera dates back to at least 2200 B.C. when the Egyptians depicted the plant on temple walls. The plant is a member of the lily/onion family and is thought to have originated in Africa before spreading throughout the world. Knowledge of Aloe Vera’s pharmaceutical properties was recorded in Sumerian clay tablets in 1750 B.C.1 The first physical record of an Aloe Vera plant occurs on a stone tablet, written in Sumerian, from around 2100 BC 2. It was a favorite of the Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks, as well as the Chinese and Indian cultures.2
Ancient Egyptians referred to aloe as the "plant of immortality" and used it lavishly. Cleopatra, one of the most famous beauty icons in history, reportedly used aloe vera gel as part of her daily skincare regimen. She rubbed aloe vera gel on her skin every day to keep it soft and smooth.
Fast forward to the modern era and aloe vera remains a popular ingredient worldwide in both skincare and cosmetic products.
DIY Aloe Vera Uses
Here are some ways you can use aloe vera or aloe gel for DIY treatments:
Aloe Vera Face Mask: Combine two tablespoons of Miracle Aloe Cream or aloe vera gel with one tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of plain yogurt. Apply the mixture to your face, avoiding the eye area and leave it on for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. This mask is perfect for soothing and hydrating your skin.
Aloe Vera Hair Treatment: Mix equal parts of aloe vera gel and your favorite hair conditioner in a bowl. Apply the mixture to your hair, focusing on the ends, then leave it on for 20-30 minutes, then rinse with warm water. This treatment can help moisturize split ends, leaving it soft, shiny, and more manageable.
Aloe Vera Body Scrub: Combine one cup of sugar, half a cup of coconut oil, and a quarter cup of Miracle Aloe Cream or aloe vera gel in a bowl. Use the scrub to gently exfoliate your skin, then rinse with warm water. This scrub can help exfoliate dead skin cells, revealing smoother, more radiant skin.
Aloe Vera Lip Balm: Melt two tablespoons of beeswax and one tablespoon of coconut oil in a double boiler. Remove from heat and stir in one tablespoon of aloe vera gel. Pour the mixture into a lip balm container and let it cool. This homemade lip balm can help soothe and moisturize chapped lips.
Bathtub Soak: Simply pour one-half to one cup of Aloe Vera into the running water of a bath, and perhaps add a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil, then relax in the bath and soak in the hydration from the aloe. You can also do the same thing for a foot bath, especially if you have dry skin on your feet.
Eyebrow Gel: Use aloe vera to tame and condition your eyebrows. Simply dip a q-tip in aloe vera and smooth it over your eyebrows. It holds your eyebrow hairs in place without being greasy or laden with potential chemicals. Nature at its best!
Shaving Gel: Aloe vera can be a natural substitute for shaving creams or gels. It is gentle on the skin and will give a smooth shave while also moisturizing the skin.
Aloe Vera Fun Facts
(1) Aloe Vera is part of the Liliaceae family, which also includes plants like garlic, onions, and asparagus.
(2) There are over 500 species of aloe, but Aloe Barbadensis (also known as Aloe vera) is the most commonly used because of its high concentration of vitamins and mineral properties.
(3) Aloe Vera is 99% water, making it an excellent natural hydrator.
(4) The name "aloe" comes from the Arabic word "alloeh," which means "shining bitter substance." This refers to the bitter liquid found in the plant's leaves.
(5) Aloe Vera has been used for over 6,000 years, making it one of the oldest known home-remedy plants.
(6) Aloe vera plants can live for over 100 years and can grow up to four feet tall.
(7) The aloe vera plant is native to the Arabian Peninsula. It is now grown in tropical, subtropical, and arid regions all around the world.
(8) Aloe vera plants are low-maintenance and require minimal watering, making them an excellent choice for those of us who don’t have a green thumb.
(9) NASA has included aloe vera plants in its list of air-purifying plants, as they can help remove harmful pollutants from the air, making them an eco-friendly addition to your home.
(10) Aloe vera plants can be grown both indoors and outdoors, making them a versatile addition to your garden or home decor.
(11) Aloe vera can be consumed in juice form, offering various health benefits such as aiding digestion, supporting the immune system, and providing essential nutrients.
(12) Aloe vera is considered a natural preservative, and that is why it is often used in skincare products to help prolong their shelf life.
(13) Aloe vera plants originated and thrived in desert-like environments where the weather was hot and the soil was sandy. Consequently, these plants do well in hot, dry climates and have low over-watering tolerance. They prefer outdoor sunny heat, but they will also do well potted indoors, as long as they have a sunny spot by a window.
Aloe vera is a true skincare powerhouse, offering a range of benefits that can help you have a healthy-looking complexion. That’s why our entire skincare product line is rich with this ingredient and of course, is the main ingredient in our bestselling Miracle Aloe Cream.
You’ll be in good company, joining the likes of Cleopatra and countless others who have turned to this incredible plant for centuries to achieve healthy, radiant skin.