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Aloe vera is a natural skincare ingredient with powerful anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties that helps soothe and hydrate the skin intensely. With its ability to promote skin repair and reduce redness, aloe vera is a go-to ingredient for supple, hydrated and soothed skin.


Aloe Vera, also known as Aloe barbadensis, is a succulent plant that has been used for centuries for its medicinal and skincare properties and is traditionally used to improve skin integrity. It has been used by various cultures for medicinal purposes, with the Greeks calling it a universal panacea and the Egyptians dubbing it "the plant of immortality". Aloe vera is known for its anti-inflammatory, skin protection, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, and repair properties.


The concentration of Aloe Vera in skincare products typically ranges from 0.5-10% but can be used in different concentrations depending on the intended use and the formulation. It is a versatile ingredient that can be found in a wide range of personal care and cosmetic products. For example, aloe vera gel, which is extracted from the plant's leaves, can be used in concentrations ranging from 1% to 100%.

Who Should Use It

Aloe Vera can be beneficial for all skin types but is particularly useful for those with dry, sensitive, irritated or sunburned skin. It can help to soothe and moisturize the skin and reduce redness.

Can Be Used In Combination With

Aloe Vera can be used in combination with other moisturizing ingredients, like D panthenol, to enhance its hydrating effects. 

How Often Can You Use It

Aloe Vera can be used daily in the morning or evening.

Don't Use It If

Aloe vera is suitable for all skin types, it is important to avoid it in case of allergy. If you have very sensitive skin or allergies, it is always recommended to test products on a small skin area before using them on the face

Origins of the Ingredient

Aloe Vera is native to tropical regions in Africa, but it is now widely cultivated around the world. The use of Aloe Vera for medicinal and skincare purposes dates to ancient Egypt, where it was used to treat skin wounds and burns. Universkin has selected a pure aloe vera *CO2 extract (*method of extraction) to offer a more concentrated, potent, and pure product with a longer shelf life and minimal impact on the environment.

Chemical Composition

Aloe vera contains 75 potentially active constituents like vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, anthraquinones, fatty acids, hormones, amino acids, and salicylic acid.  Universkin Aloe vera is a beige powder.

Mechanism of Action

Aloe Vera works by penetrating the skin and increasing the water content of the epidermis. It also works as an anti-inflammatory and a moisturizer. Aloe vera has a multitude of health benefits due to its various mechanisms of action. It stimulates fibroblast activity and collagen synthesis, making it effective for skin repair and smoothing. Aloe vera gel also has a protective effect against radiation damage and anti-inflammatory properties, by inhibiting inflammation pathways and molecules. Aloe vera is also rich in vitamins A, C, and E, and it is also a good source of antioxidants, which help to protect the skin from environmental damage. Aloe vera also has antiseptic effects thanks to 6 antiseptic agents: lupeol, salicylic acid, urea nitrogen, cinnamonic acid, phenols, and sulfur. Its mucopolysaccharides help to bind moisture into the skin, making it effective for moisturizing and against aging signs.


Aloe Vera can help to soothe and hydrate the skin, reduce redness and inflammation, and promote healing of the skin. It also has antioxidant properties, which can help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. It can also help to improve the overall health and appearance of the skin. Additionally, it has been known to be an excellent ingredient to be used in skincare products as an after-sun treatment as its hydrating and soothing properties can help to soothe sunburned skin and reduce redness and inflammation.


Aloe vera gel is highly perishable and should be stored in a cool place, away from light and heat, to maintain its effectiveness whereas aloe vera powder is stable.

In conclusion, Aloe vera is a versatile and beneficial ingredient for skincare. Its hydrating, soothing, and anti-inflammatory properties make it a great ingredient for dry, irritated, and sunburned skin. It can be used as a daily moisturizer or as an after-sun treatment to soothe and hydrate the skin. It is also a good source of antioxidants, which helps to protect the skin from environmental damage. Its antiseptic properties help in improving acne-prone skin. By incorporating aloe vera in skincare formulations, one can achieve moisturized, soothed, healthy-looking, and youthful skin.