The aloe vera plant…for a lot of us, it’s nothing more than a sunburn savior. Just break off a leaf and use the gel inside to help soothe our burning skin. Aloe vera is actually so much more than that! This miracle tropical cactus has been used for thousands of years to treat various skin ailments. Today – due to its healing and moisturizing properties, aloe vera is an active ingredient used in a wide variety of topical skin care products because of it’s amazing skin benefits. (In fact, while most topical products list water as their first ingredient, you’ll find aloe listed first in our Super Beauty Serum. It’s actually more nourishing and hydrating for your skin than water!)
Aloe can also be an important addition to your ingestible beauty wellness regimen. Aloe vera contains amino acids, lipids, tannins, enzymes, and polysaccharides. But, when it comes to radiant skin, aloe sterols are the real star of the show.
Aloe sterols, found in the mesophyll of the aloe vera plant, have been clinically studied and proven to have a unique efficacy. In a double-blind, placebo controlled study of 58 women aged 20-50 years, subjects were given a micro-dose of 40mcg of aloe very gel powder (AVGP), administered orally daily. After 8 weeks of daily supplementation, subjects saw a noticeable increase in skin hydration, a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and an increase in skin elasticity, resulting in an overall youthful appearance.
In addition to younger looking skin, aloe is known to provide other amazing benefits. It is rich in antioxidants and vitamins which help keep skin strong and protect against UV radiation. It promotes wound and burn healing by increasing collagen production as well as skin regeneration by improving connections between collagen. And it has even been proven to be a helpful treatment for acne due to his anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties.
An easy way to work aloe into your beauty wellness routine is with Glotrition’s new Sleep Beauty Booster Shot – it contains a clinically effective micro-dose of aloe sterols, delivering skin hydration, improvement in wrinkles and skin elasticity while you sleep. It also contains ultra-pure melatonin and chamomile to help with relaxation and sleep quality (Read more about the difference between regular sleep and beauty sleep here) as well as a combination of antioxidant rich fruit powders and skin nourishing vitamins C, D, and E for even more antioxidant protection and immunity enhancement. It's the ultimate multi-tasking PM beauty supplement.