AKA: Aloe Vera Leaf Extract
Aloe Vera Leaf Extract
Aloe barbadensis leaf extract is derived from the leaves of the aloe vera plant. Native to Western Asia, this plant grows in tropical climates all around the world. Aloe barbadensis leaf extract has many different uses in skincare, the most important being its moisturizing, soothing, and antioxidant properties.
Aloe vera leaf extract can act as a humectant ingredient because it provides moisture to the top layers of the skin and retains a lot of water in its gelatinous structure made of various polysaccharides. Skin will feel softer and smoother after application of the emollient gelatinous extract.
It can also shield injured or exposed skin, which is why it is commonly used in products targeting skin concerns such as eczema, sunburn, or dermatitis.
The extract can act as a soothing agent and reduce the signs of inflammation and sensitivity due to its content of flavonoids and phenolic acids.
You can read more about this ingredient here: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice.