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Aloe Vera Benefits for Skin: 4 Reasons to Use Aloe Vera

Discover the four benefits of using products that contain Aloe Vera within your skincare routine. Explore Garnier’s range of Aloe Vera products.

You’ve probably heard of Aloe Vera as a topical treatment – and maybe as a cool houseplant. But did you know about all the potential benefits of adding this natural ingredient to your skincare routine?

IT'S ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Aloe vera is a natural anti-inflammatory – a property that’s also supported by its antioxidant qualities. This means that it’s often used to treat mild wounds and injuries by controlling swelling and redness and soothing the skin. In particular, aloe vera is often applied after sunburn thanks to the metallothionein content, which has been seen to protect skin that’s been exposed to UV rays. These factors make it a simple but protective and preventative ingredient to add to your everyday skincare routine that helps leave you feeling great.

IT'S ULTRA HYDRATING

Aloe vera is known for its hydrating properties and it’s even used by eczema sufferers to help deal with dry skin. This is partially because it stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid in the body, which is essential for keeping your skin hydrated. It’s also rich in water as well as a combination of sugars that help lock that moisture in, so you don’t miss out on any of the benefits. Keeping your skin hydrated can help improve appearance over time by creating a plump, healthy and youthful appearance.

IT'S A GENTLE EXFOLIANT

Aloe vera might not be the first ingredient you think of when you think of exfoliation, but it’s great for those who want a gentler option that’s not too harsh on the skin. It’s a natural source of salicylic acid, which is an ingredient often found in acne treatments. This helps to keep pores clear and encourages the skin to shed dead cells from the top layer, leaving your complexion feeling fresh, clean and clear.

IT'S NATURALLY ANTISEPTIC

Another reason aloe vera has become popular in treating both skin problems and light injuries is because of its natural antiseptic properties. This helps inhibit the growth of fungi, bacteria and viruses, which makes it perfect for protecting your skin from potential stressors from the outside environment. It also makes it particularly popular among dry skin sufferers who might have to deal with broken and exposed skin.

Aloe vera skincare products

Ready to get started with aloe skincare? Here are some of our top recommendations.

Aloe Vera Moisturiser

Designed for daily skincare, this aloe vera moisturiser is specially formulated to hydrate skin while protecting it from environmental stressors. This refreshing moisturiser pairs well with other products from the Botanical range, including our popular gel wash, and can be applied twice daily to get maximum effects.

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Aloe Vera product with aloe ingredients surrounding on bubble background
Aloe Vera product with aloe ingredients surrounding on bubble background

Aloe Vera Water Jelly

For an instant hydration hit, you need our aloe water jelly. This combines organic aloe vera with ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture for up to 48 hours. It’s designed to be applied in a thick layer in the morning and again at night, leaving you with plump and hydrated skin that feels rested and refreshed.

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Aloe Vera Face Wash

With 96% natural-origin ingredients, this aloe vera face wash is perfect for those looking for a gentle, everyday option. Enriched with hydrating aloe vera extract, it helps lock in moisture while removing excess sebum and impurities from your skin. Make sure you apply it on damp skin and massage it in for maximum benefits before rinsing it off.

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Aloe Vera product with aloe ingredients surrounding on bubble background

Aloe Vera Toner

This aloe vera toner contains no artificial colourants and contains 96% natural-origin ingredients, including the all-important aloe vera extract. This is ideal for getting a complete clean after removing your makeup, helping to restore your pores and pick up any leftover residue so you’re left feeling fresh-faced. Apply it with a cotton pad after removing your make-up to reset your skin.

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Aloe Vera Micellar Water

Certified as allergy-friendly by the British Skin Foundation, this aloe micellar water is a gentle way to cleanse and refresh your skin. It’s made with botanical glycerin and hyaluronic acid for extra hydration while the micelles are cleansing agents that lift dirt and impurities away from the skin for a clean and clear complexion.

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Aloe Vera Micellar Water
Aloe Vera BB Cream

Aloe Vera BB Creams

Skincare and makeup in one, this BB cream combines all the benefits of a moisturiser with a light foundation effect. It helps to even out your skin tone and even includes SPF protection against the impact of sun exposure, while the added hyaluronic acid and aloe provide soothing and hydration. It’s perfect for when you want light and breathable coverage and a quick morning routine. 

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For even more ways to keep your skin healthy and hydrated, check out the complete Skin Active Aloe Vera range.