Aloe Vera Benefits

Aloe Vera Benefits & Uses

Aloe vera is one of the oldest plants that has been used medicinally on record. It has been used for over 6000 years and was regarded as a sacred plant, which the ancient Egyptians believing it held the secret to beauty, health and immortality. Their dead were embalmed with aloe as it was considered that the plant had anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which would preserve the body.

Aloe vera, also known as Aloe barbadensis is a cactus-like plant which belongs to the lily family. The long pointed fleshy leaves are filled with juice which has beneficial properties to the skin. Aloe contains over 150 nutritional ingredients including; Amino acids; includes all of the essential amino acids which when used topically help to rejuvenate skin growth.

Vitamins and Minerals; B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, chromium and selenium to help maintain skin health helping to protect cells from damage. Lignans; that acts as phytoestrogens and also help aloe to penetrate into the skin. Polysaccharides; including mannose and acemannon help to destroy micro-
organisms helping to keep the skin healthy.

Nutritionist Deepali Shah Katira says,

“Aloe Vera is sometimes described as a “wonder plant” that has been used in food and cosmetic products for many years.”

Aloe Vera Fast facts

  • Organic Aloe Vera

    Organic Aloe Vera
    Organic, 99% pure aloe vera inner gel has no colourings and clear gel that won’t stain clothes. Lifeplan’s gel is also Vegan Society approved and Parabens free.

  • Aloe Vera Gel

    Aloe Vera Gel
    Aloe vera gel should be top of your list of summer skincare essentials. With natural cooling action, aloe vera can soothe skin with sunburn or minor burns, and it’s ideal for the whole family!

  • Drinking Aloe Vera

    Drinking Aloe Vera
    For general health and wellbeing, aloe vera can be drunk as a juice. Natural aloe vera juice is a great nutritional drink with no flavourings and no added sugar. Try drinking aloe vera by adding it to fruit juices.

  • Aloe Vera Skincare

    Face & Skin Care
    Aloe vera can be applied to the face and body safely. It helps dry skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis, and can also be applied to stretch marks and flaky skin.

  • Aloe Vera Benefits

    Aloe can help to rejuvenate the skin and therefore applying natural aloe vera gel may be useful in minimalising stretch marks and other skin blemishes.

  • Aloe Vera Suncare

    After Sun Care
    Aloe vera rapidly cools and soothes sunburn or overly dry skin. It’s particularly useful as an after sun care product, as it helps to retain moisture in the skin, making the skin feel less tight.

Lifeplan Organic Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera Gel & Juice Products

Look for aloe vera gel with 99% pure aloe vera to ensure that you are getting the highest quality product. When buying aloe vera, go for a gel that is organic to ensure that there are no pesticides within the product. Choose one that contains no colourings, perfumes, parabens, SLS, or animal derivatives. Aloe vera gel is clear and not coloured so it will not stain the clothes or skin.

Lifeplan Organic Aloe Vera Gel is quickly absorbed, adding moisture and nourishment to the skin without it feeling greasy or tight like other aloe gels in the market can. With its hydrating qualities, aloe vera gel is an effective sunburn treatment. It can also be used as a moisturiser, helping to keep skin supple. Aloe vera gel can even be used on hair as it may help to calm frizzy hair, giving it natural moisture.

Lifeplan Aloe Vera Juice does not contain any colourings, artificial flavours or sweeteners. It is guaranteed to contain at least 10% polysaccharides, the active constituents in aloe vera. The juice is GM free and made without the use of pesticides. Lifeplan’s product is made using 100% Aloe Vera gel from the Aloe barbadensis species and is registered with the Vegan Society.

Lifeplan Organic Aloe Vera Gel

I have been using Lifeplan Aloe Vera Gel to moisturise my skin and it has been fantastic.

Miss P Ingham

What is Aloe Vera good for?

  • Great holiday product
  • Useful for the summer season
  • Easy to carry around with you
  • Safe to use on children
  • Dry skin conditions (eczema and psoriasis)
  • Safe to use on sunburn
  • Effective after-sun
  • Easy to apply, great textured gel
  • Stretch mark minimiser – can be used safely during pregnancy and lactation
  • Chapped skin restorer
  • Fast acting
  • Aloe juice can be used as part of a detox regime
  • Aloe vera juice can help to maintain general health and wellbeing
  • Aloe juice can be added to fruit juice, a smoothie, or water
  • Juice is easy to consume, no tablets to swallow
  • Q: How can I use aloe vera gel?
    A: Aloe vera gel can be used on the skin and hair. On the skin it can be used liberally throughout the day and is most effective when used after showering or swimming. Aloe vera can also be taken as a juice for health from within.
  • Q: How does aloe vera work?
    A: Aloe vera gel contains natural polysaccharides and other active ingredients which help to rapidly moisturise, cool and soothe the skin. Internally, people use aloe vera juice for general good health and often as part of a detox regime.
  • Q: Why is aloe vera good for your skin?
    A: It helps to retain moisture within the skin, which will help relieve dry and sun-scorched skin. It also cools the skin instantly and helps to soothe dry skin conditions.
  • Q: Can aloe vera heal my sunburn?
    A: Aloe vera can help the symptoms associated with sun-burn when applied liberally several times throughout the day. It can help to soothe and cool the skin quickly.
  • Q: Is it safe to use aloe vera on the face?
    A: Yes aloe vera can be used safely on the face, however you need to avoid contact with the eyes.
  • Q: Can aloe vera be used on children?
    A: Yes aloe vera is safe to use topically on children and also babies, over 6 months old. It can be used on the face, scalp and hair.
  • Q: What are the health benefits of aloe vera?
    A: Aloe vera can be used mainly topically for skin conditions. It can help sunburn, dry skin conditions (including eczema and psoriasis), stretch marks and chapped skin. It can also be used on the hair, as a hair gel.
  • Q: Is it ok to use aloe vera everyday?
    A: Yes it's perfectly safe to use aloe vera everyday long-term. There are no known side effects for using aloe vera every day.
  • Q: What are the benefits of aloe vera juice?
    A: Aloe vera juice is rich in nutrients and enzymes which may be beneficial to the body. It provides a guaranteed level of polysaccharides, which are considered the active constituents of aloe.
  • Q: Is aloe vera good for hair?
    A: With moisturising qualities, aloe vera gel may help soothe frizzy or dry hair.

Lifeplan Aloe Vera products

  • Aloe Vera Juice x 500ml
    This juice provides pure aloe vera which is guaranteed to contain at least 10%
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  • Aloe Vera Gel 200ml Organic
    Lifeplan Organic Aloe Vera Gel is produced from 99% pure Aloe Vera barbadensis inner gel.
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  • Aloe Vera Juice x 1000ml
    This juice provides pure aloe vera which is guaranteed to contain at least 10%
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