Aloe Vera is a cactus plant that has been used medicinally for centuries. Known as one of the oldest mentioned plants throughout history, Aloe Vera dates back as far as 6,000 years ago. Ancient Chinese and Egyptians used Aloe Vera for several health, medicinal, and vanity purposes including skin treatments. In modern times, Aloe Vera is used in many different skincare products due to its highly moisturizing properties. Aloe penetrates skin quickly and deeply on contact, providing deep moisture at lower levels of skin while nourishing with natural enzymes and amino acids. This wonder plant also fights signs of aging by improving the skin’s natural firmness with the help of a plethora of antioxidants including beta carotene, vitamin C and E. Rich in other vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and zinc, Aloe Vera provides anti-inflammatory benefits allowing it to give a protective barrier to the skin.
Shea Butter is made from the fruit of the Shea Nut Tree. Shea Nut Trees may take up to 30 years to develop a quality crop of nuts. After reaching it’s full potential production at 20-30 years, Shea Nut Trees can continue to produce nuts for the next 200 years. Used cosmetically for thousands of years, this highly moisturizing extract dates back as far as Cleopatra’s Egypt. Today, Shea Butter is used in several skincare and cosmetic products due to its soothing, hydrating, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory components. This skin superfood is naturally rich in vitamins A, E, and F and provides the skin with essential fatty acids, making it incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for the skin. Due to its high content of fatty acids, Shea Butter improves skin moisture retention and elasticity. Amongst many other skincare benefits, Shea Butter provides anti-aging benefits by aiding in cell regeneration and collagen production.