You may already be well versed in the benefits of aloe vera beauty benefits – but are you using this succulent to its full potential? Implementing an aloe vera face wash hybrid like our Nopal Cactus Cleanser is a game-changer for skin during any time of the year, but may come in clutch during hot and humid summer months. Get the scoop on how to replenish skin with a hydrating cleansing routine below!
We all associate summer with aloe vera, due to the tremendous relief this juicy plant can bestow upon our skin. Redness, itching, flaking – basically any irritation associated with a sunburn can be seemingly ‘cured’ by a layer of ultra soothing aloe vera. But while we won’t detract from this seriously skin-saving benefit, we’re convinced that this wonder plant has more skin-friendly potential up its sleeve!
Swapping your daily water-based cleanser for an aloe vera face wash is what we propose as your first plan of action, to truly amp up your summer skin care routine. Instead of settling for bland and boring “Aqua” at the top of your facial cleanser ingredient list, let’s go even further – because our skin deserves better, right?
At Puristry, we’re all about working smarter, not harder; that’s why you won’t see basic “Water/ Aqua” in our formulas, but ingredients like “Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Water”. We’ve designed our ultra concentrated facial cleanser (and many other Puristry formulas) to feature aloe vera water as its base ingredient, to replenish skin with more than just plain water. Aloe vera contains vitamins A, C, E, B, iron, copper, zinc, and calcium – can plain-water-based cleansers claim the same? Absolutely not!
Aloe is also extremely water-dense and super gentle, and contains anti-inflammatory properties that can greatly benefit clinically dry, sensitive, or acne-prone skin. Those with dry and flaky skin, dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis find aloe vera to be especially soothing, as it heals the epithelial level of the dermis: a layer of cells that cover the body. Aloe therefore acts as a barrier between delicate, compromised skin and the external elements. For those with acne, using an aloe vera face wash is key to reducing inflammation and redness associated with live acne breakouts.
Aloe may be a superstar, but she’s willing to share the spotlight with worthy partners: in this case, the equally nutrient-dense nopal cactus. Succulents and cacti are famous for their water retention abilities, and nopal is definitely part of this legacy. A close relative in the succulent family, this plant is naturally packed with antioxidants and phytochemicals that can fortify, detoxify, and nourish the skin.
Paired with an aloe vera face wash base, the benefits of nopal cactus are completely amplified. As a polysaccharide-rich plant, this pulpy cactus is able to absorb and retain high amounts of moisture – a huge benefit when paired with a water-dense queen like aloe. Together, these two ingredients are able to deliver astounding amounts of H2O into dry, thirsty skin. Gone are the days of stripping facial cleansers that leave skin feeling dry and tight – not when aloe vera and nopal cactus are part of the team!
Of course, the use of aloe for skin shouldn’t be limited to summer, or to your cleansing routine. This multi-seasonal succulent is a reliable skin care ally for dry winters, spring months, and the Indian summers of fall. No matter your beauty needs, here’s how you can squeeze aloe into your routine through other skin care staples:
Vine Therapy Serum: Use this powerhouse antioxidant treatment after your aloe vera face wash or hydrating toner. Aloe vera in this formula helps to amplify the effects of emollient, skin plumping algae while delivering soothing hydration deep into skin at a molecular level.
Seaberry Moisturizer: This fan favorite face cream is in a league all its own, thanks to an expertly balanced blend of water and oil. The aloe in this formula serves as the base of this moisturizer, to balance the dense and deeply moisturizing properties of shea butter, coconut oil, and sea buckthorn oil. Aloe adds a refreshing lightness to this otherwise rich moisturizer, and helps skin to quickly absorb other essential nutrients from the formula.
Aloe vera obsessed? Swap in an aloe vera face wash and your skin will jump for joy when that scorching summer rolls around. And remember: internal hydration is just as crucial as external hydration, so up that water intake! Keep up with here for more skin care guides and ingredient breakdowns.