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How can aloe vera benefit you?

The Inner leaf aloe gel from an Aloe Barbadensis Miller plant is beneficial for humans and animals when consumed as a drink or when used as a topical product, so what exactly can aloe do to boost your lifestyle?

Aloe vera supports digestion

Digestion is an essential bodily process that takes place in the gut. The process involves the body breaking food down into other substances that are then absorbed into the bloodstream or distributed around the body. However, increasing emerging evidence tells us that the size and complexity of our gut plays a vital role in more than just nutrient absorption; it’s also connected to our immune system, mental health and general wellbeing.

It is therefore essential that you take your digestive health seriously, and there are many things you can do to assist digestion such as healthy eating and regular exercise. Many of these options can however take time before you start seeing results, so while you wait, consider introducing Forever Aloe Vera Gel to your diet. Aloe vera is highly absorbent, and this means it can get to work straight away!

Aloe has been highly acclaimed for its cleansing and purifying properties which is why Forever’s C9 programme revolves around Forever Aloe Vera Gel. This aloe vera product is Forever’s reformulated drinking gel and it now contains a staggering 99.7% pure aloe, and this means it’s the perfect digestive aid. The aloe gel used in this aloe drink is carefully hand-filleted and processed within six hours of its harvest which is why it’s so pure, plus the final formula is preservative-free and contained in recyclable packaging. Drink 60-120ml of Forever Aloe Vera Gel every morning to support gastrointestinal health and to keep your digestive processes in check. This gel is also available in peach (Forever Aloe Peaches) or in cranberry and apple flavour (Forever Aloe Berry Nectar) if you fancy something a little fruitier.

Aloe vera improves skin hydration

You can also tackle skin from the inside out with our trusted Forever Aloe Vera Gel. Aloe can benefit skin, hair and nails, and since this gel is 99.7% pure, its purifying properties can work from within to give you that aloe glow.

Aloe has also been praised for its ability to elevate skincare thanks to its gentle but powerful ability to provide natural moisturisation. Did you know that a global survey in 2017 identified that hydration and moisturisation are the most sought after benefits that people look for from skincare? That’s why Forever decided to harness the power of aloe and combine it with scientifically-proven ingredients to create products that go above and beyond, and these products actually contain ingredients that enhance the efficacy of aloe!

What better way to increase skin hydration than with an aloe-infused face mask that literally seeps aloe goodness directly into your pores? The global market for face masks is predicted to reach $8.8 billion by 2021 and we believe the new Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask is going to make a significant impact in its market this year. Unlike traditional masks, this premium fabric mask fuses aloe and seagrass between bio-cellulose fibres to ensure deep moisturisation that penetrates every fine line and wrinkle, soothing and conditioning skin. This environmentally-friendly mask has also been enriched by a moisturising serum of green tea and horse chestnut that rejuvenates dull skin by combatting the signs of ageing and reducing the appearance of redness. This mask is easy to apply and the fibres fuse to the contours of your face. Leave it on for twenty minutes then dispose of it in the garden to add nutrients to the soil. There’s no need to rinse your skin after removal, simply rub any remaining residue into your complexion to unveil soft, supple and radiant skin.

Aloe vera soothes irritation

The aloe vera plant has been given many colloquial names over the years. You may have heard it referred to as the ‘burn plant’, ‘miracle plant’ or ‘first aid plant’, and this is because of its innate soothing properties and the fact that it has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. Forever has captured aloe at its best in Aloe Vera Gelly, a topical gel that is essentially identical to aloe vera’s inner leaf, delivering 84% of pure aloe to the skin. This thick gel can be used to safely lubricate sensitive tissue and to calm irritation. Use it on minor irritations to moisturise, soothe and condition skin without staining clothes. Every household and every first aid kit should contain a tube of Aloe Vera Gelly!

Aloe vera balances your complexion

Skin is a very sensitive organ which is why a very fine, slightly acidic film sits on its surface. This is known as the acid mantle and it works as a barrier to protect skin against bacteria and viruses. Although fluctuations can occur naturally, sometimes the acid mantle is overly sensitive, and it’s thrown completely out of balance. This can be due to harsh cleansers or environmental exposure. Now, we already know that aloe is an amazing skincare ingredient, and one of the reasons it’s so good is because its natural pH is around 5.5, the same pH-value assigned to healthy skin. Aloe is also a ‘carrier’, which means it assists other ingredients so that they can absorb into the skin. These natural benefits of aloe, along with the skin-loving nutrients it blesses us with, have inspired Forever’s gel-based skincare collection, Sonya Daily Skincare. This skincare product works to balance combination skin – that’s skin that’s sometimes dry, sometime oily, sometimes both and sometime neither (often referred to as ‘normal’).

Sonya Daily Skincare consists of four gel-based products that work together to balance skin fluctuations. The products can be used by anyone aged 12-45 who is looking for a skincare range that doesn’t strip the skin of its natural oils. This advanced skincare range uses gel-encapsulation technology to combine ingredients that would otherwise separate, keeping them tight together until they hit the skin. Once on the skin, these ingredients disperse to where they are needed most, melting into the skin like butter. The collection includes a non-drying cleanser (Refreshing Gel Cleanser) that cleans skin with rich antioxidants, an Illuminating Gel that enhances your natural glow by brightening skin tone and minimising pores, a Refining Gel Mask that deeply moisturises and balances skin while you sleep, and a lightweight moisturiser (Soothing Gel Moisturizer) containing hydrolysed collagen to help improve skin buoyancy.

It’s easy to see why many people adore aloe vera now that you know how it can benefit you, and that’s why we’re challenging you to put it to the test. Forever Aloe Vera Gel, Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask, Aloe Vera Gelly and Sonya Daily Skincare all contain the very best of aloe’s inherent properties, and we guarantee you’ll be impressed.

Will you take on the challenge? Let us know in the comments.

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