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Aloe Vera

A succulent plant that grows extremely well in dry climates, the Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) plant does not have stems, and it produces thick, grayish-green leaves with pale coloring. The leaves are covered with small points along the edges. The roots of the Aloe Vera plant are shallow, while the plant itself is formed somewhat like a v-shaped vase. The plant can grow anywhere from several inches in height to several feet, depending on its growing environment.

This perennial plant has been referred to as Barbados Aloe, Elephant’s Gall, Lily of the Desert, Curacao Aloe, and Burn Plant. It is a native of much of the eastern and southern areas of Africa, and it is currently grown in many other tropical and subtropical locations. More than five hundred species of the Aloe plant exist. The plant derives its name from the Arabic word for bitter, alloeh, due to the fact that the gel-like liquid within the leaves has a bitter taste to it.

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Dating back to the times of the ancient Egyptians, Aloe Vera was known as the plant of immortality. It was presented to dead pharaohs as burial gifts. Stone carvings still exist depicting its uses. The ancient Egyptians utilized the Aloe plant to heal infections, burns, and to clear up the existence of parasites on the body. Ancient Greeks, Spaniards, and Arabs applied Aloe to the body to minimize the occurrence of perspiration and body odor. During the sixteenth century, Aloe made its way to the West Indies and shortly thereafter, it arrived in the Caribbean and America. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, American herbalists relied heavily on Aloe Vera for many of their treatments.

The leaves of this plant contain a clear gel that can be applied to the skin as a topical treatment for the relief of itching from insects, burns, abrasions, and allergic reactions. Some studies indicate that Aloe Vera may be helpful in healing surgical wounds. When dried, this gel can be made into a juice or dried substance for oral use. Early regulations regarding the oral use of Aloe latex have been changed to accommodate the inclusion of newer safety measures.

Aloe Vera has been credited with the ability to promote cell renewal as it soothes the skin.

The leaves of this plant contain a high percentage of water, essential oil, amino acids, minerals, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, essential fatty acids, and glycoproteins. Aloe Vera has been credited with the following capabilities: antibacterial (minimizing the presence of bacteria), antimicrobial (minimizing microbes), antifungal (minimizing the existence of fungus), anthelmintic (reduction in number of parasites and worms), anti-inflammatory (easing of swelling), antiviral (destruction of viruses), vulnerary (wound healing), purgative (performance as an aggressive laxative), and emollient (acts to moisturize and soothe).

Aloe Vera has been credited with the ability to promote cell renewal as it soothes the skin. Taken orally, it is used to cleanse and support the digestive system, infuse energy, and support the immune system. Aloe Vera juice is taken internally to provide relief from common digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome and heartburn. It is also taken orally to treat conditions such as osteoarthritis, epilepsy, asthma, and diabetes. Topical applications revolve primarily around the treatment of sunburn, burns obtained from sources other than the sun, and psoriasis.

Aloe Vera is used to treat sunburn due to its soothing, healing, and moisturizing capabilities.

Known for its soothing capabilities, Aloe Vera’s use as a medicinal agent dates back to the sixteenth century. Today, it continues to be used in herbal medicine as a healing agent as well as being included in a number of skin care formulations, due to its moisturizing capabilities and healing properties. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has provided approval for Aloe Vera to be used in food.

Aloe Vera is used to treat sunburn due to its soothing, healing, and moisturizing capabilities. It offers relief from the heat caused by sunburn, helping to deliver much-needed hydration and acting as a natural barrier that shields the skin from environmental irritants. As an antibacterial substance, it offers relief from the redness associated with acne while helping to heal breakouts. Enhancing the skin’s natural levels of moisture, Aloe Vera is particularly helpful to use on sensitive or dry skin. Its moisturizing capabilities have led to its use in anti-dandruff shampoos. A rich source of many vitamins including A, B, and C, it is used to brighten skin tone and minimize minor pigmentation issues.

  

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Reduces the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness for bright, refreshed eyes.
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A broad-spectrum physical sunscreen that protects against the damaging effects of both UVA and UVB rays.
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Lightweight oil-free gel-lotion for normal to oily or acne prone skin.
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Rich with organic ingredients that calm, nourish and repair sun exposed skin.
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Designed to help support and maintain healthy hair, skin and nails.
$32.00
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Multi-benefit serum combats skin eruptions, unclogs and refines pores.
$75.00
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Firm, fortify and revitalize the eye area with this lightweight, oil-free gel.
$46.00
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Washes away dead skin cells, pore-clogging oil and build up.
$20.00
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This treatment combats wrinkles, puffiness and hyperpigmentation in the eye area.
$42.00
1oz | RW014
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An ultra-hydrating daily lotion that nourishes delicate skin with the most beneficial calming, hydrating and protective ingredients.
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A fast-action formula that goes to work instantly to sweep away fine lines, wrinkles and dryness.
$39.00
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Intensive hydration treatment with soothing aloe, antioxidants, and a plant pseudo-collagen.
$75.00
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Offering hydration, exfoliation and anti-wrinkle action, this cream helps to improve radiance.
$38.00
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Gentle cleanser infused with powerful antioxidants and fruit oils.
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A fast-acting, nail polish remover that easily removes all nail lacquers from the lightest to the darkest of shades.
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A fast-acting, nail polish removing mitt that easily removes all nail lacquers from the lightest to the darkest of shade.
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This non-foaming, milk cleanser softens, increases collagen and restores elasticity.
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This cleanser uses micro beads and gentle exfoliators to help remove dead skin cells and congestion.
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Essential vitamins increase skin hydration and visibly reduce signs of aging.
$89.00
1oz | WA025
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This mask helps to release impurities leaving skin soft, smooth and radiant.
$36.00
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An exfoliating and acne-minimizing mask that leaves you with magically glowing skin.
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A specially formulated hair growth stimulating shampoo for light hair colors.
$36.50
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Renew and polish your skin with this Coconut Oil based scrub.
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This product is a powerful corrective mask that addresses wrinkles, sun damage and acne.
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