Moisturizing, soothing, antimicrobial, regenerating, antioxidant... Aloe vera gel has it all! In skin and hair application, it can be used alone or mixed with other compounds. Find here the best combinations to make the most of its benefits.
Which Ingredient(s) Should I Combine With Aloe Vera Gel?
- Which Combinations To Make With Aloe Vera To Take Care of Your Skin?
- What Combinations Should I Use with Aloe Vera to Care for My Hair?
Which Combinations To Make With Aloe Vera To Take Care of Your Skin?
Depending on the benefits sought and the type of skin, aloe vera gel can be combined with different compounds:
Aloe vera + hyaluronic acid: Combining these two compounds offers a hydration boost to your skin. As a reminder, hyaluronic acid is a molecule naturally present in the skin that ensures its hydration and gives it its rebounded appearance. Nevertheless, its content decreases over the years, allowing wrinkles and fine lines to appear on the surface of the epidermis. The daily contribution of hyaluronic acid thus makes it possible to mitigate this reduction, to reduce the appearance of the fine lines and to make the skin more flexible and more tonic. Hyaluronic acid is combined with aloe vera in our moisturizing tonic. This treatment is used morning and night to regulate the skin's pH, moisturize and soothe it.
Aloe vera + salicylic acid: Aloe vera is a natural solution against acne. Indeed, it limits the inflammations and fights against the proliferation of the bacteria S. aureus and S. epidermidis. Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid (B.H.A.), known for its keratolytic effect, which promotes desquamation (elimination of dead skin) and therefore the unblocking of pores. It is recommended for the care of the oily skin and acne prone skin. Typology has combined these two compounds in the purifying tonic to eliminate pimples and blemishes.
Aloe vera + calendula: Known for its soothing and antiseptic properties, calendula macerate is particularly suitable for sensitive and irritated skin. Studies have shown that the antioxidant activity of calendula allows to preserve viable tissues and to facilitate healing. Thus, the calendula oil macerate combined with aloe vera gel helps to soothe sunburns.
Aloe vera + orange blossom hydrolate: Rich in flavonoids, this hydrolate has a strong antioxidant power and helps to revive the radiance of the complexion while promoting the regeneration of dry or irritated skin. These two compounds are also present in our moisturizing gel. This care brings a fresh effect to the face and the body, ideal to calm the skin after the exposure to the sun.
What Combinations Should I Use with Aloe Vera to Care for My Hair?
Aloe vera + tea tree oil: to fight against dandruff and itching, aloe vera gel can be mixed with a few drops of tea tree oil, known for its cleansing properties.
Aloe vera + buriti vegetable oil: These two compounds are rich in antioxidant molecules to fight against oxidative stress, a phenomenon linked to the deterioration of hair fibers, the appearance of white hair or hair loss. Rich in vitamin E and provitamin A, buriti oil protects the hair from external aggressions (pollution, sun, cigarettes...) which generate an overproduction of free radicals. Buriti oil and aloe vera gel will neutralize free radicals to prevent them from harming your hair and keep it beautiful as long as possible.
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