Aloe vera gel softens, calms and helps to protect the skin. It is excellent in calming sunburn or redness caused by the cold.
Aloe vera is a desert plant that belongs to the lily family. It grows well in dry soils and is native to East and South Africa. The fleshy leaves are sharp and serrated with white spikes; they contain a clear gel harvested for its healing properties.
The gel from the aloe leaf can be dried, mostly to make its transportation easier and preserve it longer. When the powder is put in contact with water, it regains its original strength and gel consistency.
Lush buy dried aloe vera from a fair trade and organic producer in Mexico.