Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Leaf Extract)

Aloe Vera gel has been used for at least 1000 years to treat minor wounds and burns (including sunburn). More recently, it has been recognised for its skin hydration properties.

The gel is pressed from the leaves and Esse uses it at high percentage in many products. Most of the gel is made up by polysaccharides (particularly acemannan). These are responsible for the hydrating action of the gel but can also have anti-viral activity.

Aloe sterols have been shown to boost collagen production and hyaluronic acid production.

Aloe gel also contains many other potential active compounds (about 75) including vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes. The synergistic effect of all these actives contributes to the activity of this ingredient. The low temperature extraction of this ingredient is important to preserve activity.

Aloe is known to be calming and it enhances wound healing. It has strong protective properties. It is easily absorbed into the skin and enhances the absorption of other ingredients. Aloe has been widely used in the treatment of acne, sensitive skin conditions and ageing.

The certified organic Aloe is harvested in the northern parts of South Africa and is also Fair Trade certified.

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