Aloe Vera

A close-up of a green aloe vera leaf with spiky edges.

Ingredient - Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf)

Scientific Background: Rooted in Science - Aloe vera, scientifically known as Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, is a succulent plant renowned for thriving in arid conditions due to its water-storing leaves. Typically reaching a height of 2 to 4 feet, this plant boasts long, fleshy leaves containing essential components such as:

  • Polysaccharides - Extensive chains of sugar molecules.
  • Mucilage - A sticky substance found in the plant's leaves.
  • Vitamins - Aloe vera serves as a rich source of essential vitamins, including A, C, and E.
  • Minerals - It also contains vital minerals such as copper, zinc, and magnesium.

Plant Origin & Native Region - Native to the Arabian Peninsula, aloe vera is a hardy plant that thrives in arid climates. It has adapted to grow in tropical, semi-tropical, and arid regions across the globe.

Hair Specialty: Control Frizz and Achieve Smoother, More Manageable Hair - Aloe vera is renowned for its natural hair hydrating and nourishing properties. It plays a significant role in managing frizz and dryness. By forming a protective coating around each hair shaft, aloe vera provides a smooth and frizz-free appearance.

 

References

  • Akinpelu DA, et al. "Evaluation of the moisturizing and hair smoothing effects of Aloe vera gel extracts on African hair." Journal.
  • Goel, R., et al. "Aloe barbadensis: a potential source for cosmeceuticals." International Journal of Cosmetic Science, vol. 33, no. 4, 2011, pp. 267–276.
  • Hwang, S. H., et al. "Aloe vera leaf extract protects hair against heat damage by suppressing lipid peroxidation and increasing the level of total antioxidant capacity." Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, vol. 58, no. 10, 2010, pp. 5470–5477.
  • Pandya, J., et al. "Aloe vera: a natural remedy for hair care." International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, vol. 2, no. 1, 2011, pp. 1–12.

     

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