5 Powerful Beauty Applications of Aloe Vera

Discover the powerful everyday beauty applications of aloe vera, from keeping your skin hydrated, to gently cleansing impurities & soothing irritation.

Known as the “plant of immortality”, aloe vera is a cactus-based plant belonging to the Liliaceae Family. It holds many powerful beauty applications without the side effects associated with artificial chemicals and additives. Aloe has been used for centuries since the days of Ancient Egypt by men and women to treat a variety of common skincare ailments – including sunburn, dry skin, acne, stretch marks and scalp irritation to give a few examples. In fact, aloe vera is soo good for you it's edible in cream, gel or liquid form. It can also aid digestive health whilst reducing internal pain and inflammation! Modern day aloe vera skin care products are designed for effortless application and instant results to leave your skin feeling soothed and ultra-hydrated. Keen to incorporate this multi-tasking wonder into your daily skincare regime? Keep on reading for these five handy application tips from the Body Shop Australia.

APPLICATION #1 – Begin Your Day with Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser

Ideal for sensitive, dehydrated skin, our Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser contains 100% organic and preservative free ingredients, including Community Trade Aloe Vera Gel sourced from Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Community Trade Organic Babassu Oil and Sorbitol. Upon application, this cleanser gently cleanses the skin of dirt, grime and other impurities, leaving it feeling soothed and supple, ready for the application of a facial toner.

  • Contains 100% Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Babassu Oil & Sorbitol
  • Gently cleanses skin of dirt, grime & impurities leaving it feeling soothed & supple
  • Apply morning & evening to face & neck, gently messaging with fingertips. Rinse with warm water or wipe away with a damp cloth
  • Follow up with Aloe Calming Toner
  • Suitable for sensitive skin

APPLICATION #2 – Follow Up with Aloe Calming Toner

The perfect pre-moisturiser preparation, our Aloe Calming Toner contains a healthy dose of Aloe Vera Gel for its excellent calming properties, Glycerin for intense hydration and Sorbitol for fast absorption. Best of all, it's delivered in a gentle alcohol-free formulation. Ideal for sensitive skin types, apply this calming toner morning or evening, before following up with a day or night cream.

  • Contains 100% Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Glycerin & Sorbitol
  • Gently prepares skin for better absorption of moisturiser
  • Apply morning & evening by saturating a wool pad, before sweeping across face & neck
  • Follow up with Aloe Soothing Day Cream or Aloe Soothing Night Cream
  • Suitable for sensitive skin

APPLICATION #3 – Maintain All Day Hydration with Aloe Soothing Day Cream

For all day protection against common environmental aggressors, our Aloe Soothing Day Cream will keep your face soft and ultra-hydrated whilst restoring delicate and irritated skin. Contains 100% Organic Aloe Vera Gel sourced from Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and Glycerin.

  • Contains 100% Organic Aloe Vera Gel & Glycerin
  • Keeps face feeling soft & hydrated
  • Smooth over face & neck following Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser & Aloe Calming Toner
  • Suitable for sensitive skin

APPLICATION #4 – Unwind with Aloe Soothing Rescue Cream Mask

For something extra special, treat yourself to our Aloe Soothing Rescue Cream Mask. A creamy and intensely hydrating leave-on mask containing 100% Organic Community Trade Aloe Vera Gel, you can sit back and relax as its powerful ingredients absorb into your face. Contains no added preservatives, fragrance or alcohol making it ideal for sensitive skin types. This mask will form a protective layer from external elements, whilst restoring your skins natural defence system.

  • Contains 100% Organic Aloe Vera Gel & Glycerin
  • Easily absorbed for immediate hydration
  • Forms blanket of soothing protection & helps restore skin’s natural defence system
  • Apply to skin after cleansing & toning. Leave on for 20 minutes before gently massaging residue into skin. Use once per week for best results
  • Suitable for sensitive skin

APPLICATION #5 – Lock in the Gains with an Aloe Soothing Night Cream

Finish your day by locking in your soothed, moisturised skin with our Aloe Soothing Night Cream. Containing Community Trade Aloe Vera Gel and Shea Butter, this cream is fragrance free with no artificial colours or preservatives. Apply to face and neck with fingertips after cleansing and toning, so you can wake up ready to face the day with soft, supple and rejuvenated skin.

  • Contains 100% Organic Aloe Vera Gel & Shea Butter
  • Keeps skin moisturised overnight & calms irritation for a soft, supple, rejuvenated skin
  • Apply to face & neck with fingertips after cleansing & toning
  • Suitable for sensitive skin