Many women have a love-hate relationship with their makeup products. This is because at the same time makeup covers breakouts, hides redness and gives us a youthful look, it causes the very problems we try to hide. Ironic right? Knowing this, Joy created beauty products with ingredients that actually seek to solve issues like acne and redness. Today, we are taking a look at Aloe, a featured ingredient in Clean Beauty by Joy’s makeup products.
What is Aloe Vera?
Aloe Vera is a succulent plant in the species of the genus Aloe. Historically, it has been used as a medicinal plant that treats various health issues. The gel produced by its leaves is brimming with vitamins A, B12, C, and E. Most people know of Aloe Vera for it’s amazing cooling properties that help after getting a bit too much sun. Aloe Vera has a variety of other potential benefits that it provides for the skin. This is why Clean Beauty by Joy incorporated Aloe into her ingredient list for her various makeup products! Read more to find out some of the skin-loving benefits this succulent has to offer you.
- Anti-aging benefits.
According to Medical News Today’s official website, Aloe supports the production and release of collagen. As we add years to our life, collagen production decreases which is what can cause those fine lines and wrinkles to show up on the face. The good news is that there are plants like aloe which can help increase the production of our friend collagen. Combine aloe’s antioxidant properties with its assistance in collagen-production and you have a potentially powerful anti-ageing ingredient.
- Healing agent for scarring.
A review titled “The Review on Properties of Aloe Vera in Healing of Cutaneous Wounds” found that Aloe Vera has healing effects for wounds. Due to its potential ability to reduce inflammation on the skin, aloe has a healing impact on facial scars. This is why many use it as a healing agent for acne scarring. In fact, Aloe is so powerful in healing the skin that it is listed as a first and second degree burn treatment. This is because of its antibacterial properties and ability to promote circulation of the skin.
- It can treat acne.
According to Healthline’s official website, Aloe’s antibacterial properties are believed to be a major factor in its ability to treat acne. That combined with its soothing effects on inflammation can help decrease the visibility of those pesky bumps on our skin. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like an ingredient I would want in my makeup products!
- Could help with rosacea.
Mayo Clinic’s official website defines Rosacea as “a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in your face. It may also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps.” The redness that occurs from rosacea can be quite jarring on the face. Luckily, Aloe can soothe this for those who have to deal with it. During flare-ups, Aloe Vera’s inflammation-reducing properties can reduce redness in the facial skin.
- Moisturizes skin.
According to Medical News Today’s official website, Aloe contains “98% water, which helps moisturize, soothe, and hydrate the skin.” They also found that it makes the skin more supple and works to remove the leathery look. Especially with the cold weather, having aloe on your face as a hydrating barrier to the drying air can be incredibly beneficial for your skin!
Let’s break up with the toxic cycles we have with our makeup. Instead of wearing products that contain ingredients that deliberately cause the issues you’re trying to hide, wear products that benefit your skin. Not to mention, your health! Aloe is just one of the many nontoxic, potentially beneficial ingredients included in Clean Beauty by Joy’s makeup products.
Makeup Products Featuring Aloe
Flawless Finish Foundation(90% organic): https://cleanbeautybyjoy.com/products/liquid-foundation
Pro Prep Face Primer (80% organic): https://cleanbeautybyjoy.com/products/flawless-face-primer
Luxe 'n Lavish Lipstick (70% organic): https://cleanbeautybyjoy.com/products/long-wear-lipstick