The synergy between humans and nature is rooted in the everlasting wisdom of plants cultivated throughout time. Aloe Vera has been inextricably linked to our wellness practises for centuries, nurtured for its medicinal properties in cultures across Greece, India, Mexico and China. Ancient Egyptian queens bathed in ‘the plant of immortality’ to enhance their beauty, while Alexander the Great turned to it to treat soldiers’ wounds. Today, the succulent has become a staple in skincare and holistic health routines all over the world.
"We’ve come to know Aloe as the succulent with a spiky outer leaf and an inner gooey gel, an antidote for smearing over sunburn. But its scientifically-proven benefits expand well beyond that."
In modern society, we’ve come to know Aloe as the succulent with a spiky outer leaf and an inner gooey gel, an antidote for smearing over sunburn. But its scientifically-proven benefits expand well beyond that. Comprising of an extensive list of high-performance active components - including antioxidants and vitamins A, C, E and B12, enzymes to reduce inflammation, a broad range of minerals, amino acids, salicylic acid and essential fatty acids.
Aloe Vera has informed our natural self-care remedies throughout the ages, however many of the brands on offer today use chemical manipulation to harness its powers. Often diffused into a powder form of the plant, it’s then rehydrated with water (containing no phytonutrient liquid protection), before it’s added to the formulation. Unfortunately this means it holds far less of its potential benefits to our skin.
Incorporated across IKKARI’s Outer category
and presented as a single ingredient extract in The Solution Serum
, this Aloe Vera is leading in innovation. Utilising a global leading extraction method, the mucilage of the leaf is drawn out, tapping into all of the phytonutrients, minerals and plant actives. The end result is one of the most exciting breakthroughs in natural skincare.
Made up of more than 95% water, Aloe Vera is absorbed almost four times faster than water and is able to penetrate deep into the dermis to deliver nutrients and nourishment. When it comes to its moisturising properties, Aloe’s sugar, or mucopolysaccharides, help to both hydrate and retain moisture, while also stimulating the production of Hyaluronic Acid. Aloe softens skin by binding superficial, flaking epidermal cells back together and stimulates fibroblast cells to
produce collagen and elastin fibres for plumper, firmer, softer skin.
"A transformative ingredient for those with inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea and psoriasis, as well as an incredible addition to seemingly healthy looking skin."
Synonymous with being a therapeutic salve and healer, we now have the scientific evidence to support its regenerative abilities. The polysaccharide and growth hormone content found in Aloe stimulates collagen synthesis and accelerates wound healing, while reducing the risk of scarring. Its anaesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties relieve pain, reduce redness and even encourage cell regeneration and repair - proving it to be a transformative ingredient for those with inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea and psoriasis, as well as an incredible addition to seemingly healthy looking skin.
Various studies show the compound aloesin found in the plant has positive effects on both lightening hyperpigmentation and inhibiting skin from producing excess melanin responsible for dark spots, improving and evening skin tone. A natural antiseptic, Aloe Vera’s endless capabilities expand across acne-prone skin, with its high salicylic acid structure reducing breakouts and blackheads.
IKKARI have captured this advanced Aloe Vera, the true synergy between science and nature in an innovative formula that is reflective of the power of plants.