5 Surprising Benefits of Using Aloe Vera as Moisturizer


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The healing abilities of the aloe vera plant are well established. Aloe vera has been used for medicinal purposes across cultures around the world for over 6,000 years. 

In the modern era, aloe vera is commonly used for its soothing properties to treat sunburn and other minor skin irritations. 

Drinking aloe vera juice has once again become popular to soothe stomach ailments and improve the appearance of the skin from within. 

Should you be using a moisturizer with aloe vera? 

Aloe vera has over 75 active elements, including vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, with well-known skincare benefits making aloe vera an ideal ingredient in a moisturizer. 

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5 surprising benefits of moisturizer with aloe vera:

1. Moisturizer with aloe vera is hydrating

Aloe vera is considered a humectant drawing moisture into the skin. In fact, the inner gel of the aloe vera leaf is made of 99% water making moisturizers with aloe vera some of the best skin hydrators.
Aloe vera as moisturizer locks in hydration to the skin, creating a smooth and supple appearance. 

2. Aloe vera gel is healing

Aloe vera is known for its skin healing properties. Multiple studies have shown that treating burns with aloe vera speed healing times up to 8 days faster.
Moisturizers with aloe vera also decrease acne breakouts. One study showed that aloe vera as moisturizer decreased the total number of blemishes when used as part of a total skincare routine along with a medicated cleanser and the prescription vitamin A cream tretinoin. 

3. Moisturizer with aloe vera is smoothing

Aloe vera has been shown to stimulate collagen and elastin production. 
In addition to being an important part of the wound-healing process, increased collagen and elastin help decrease the appearance of wrinkles and restore the youthful appearance of the skin. 

4. Aloe vera gel is protective

Aloe vera is high in antioxidants, including vitamins A, C, and E. The antioxidants found in moisturizer with aloe vera protect from damage caused by free radicals. 
Aloe vera is also known to have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that protect the skin against acne breakouts and even skin infections!
Moisturizer with aloe vera may limit the damage by UV rays called photoaging and potentially reduce the risk of skin cancers. 

5. Aloe vera as moisturizer is soothing

Aloe vera gel may be best known as a potent anti-inflammatory. Moisturizer with aloe vera contains many compounds that work to interrupt the body’s inflammatory process through multiple pathways. 
Multiple types of anthraquinones are found in aloe vera. When using aloe vera as moisturizer, anthraquinones inhibit inflammatory proteins called cytokines. 
Topical use of aloe vera as moisturizer decreases skin inflammation, puffiness, and redness due in part to an enzyme called bradykinase. 
Moisturizers with aloe vera also contain aloin, another compound that modulates the body’s inflammation response. 
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Aloe vera is a gentle and healing plant-based ingredient for skincare. Aloe vera as a moisturizer is well-tolerated by most people. 

But you don’t necessarily need to grow your own plants to harvest aloe vera gel. And definitely don’t spread that bright green aloe vera gel from the surf shop on your face!

Frownies has formulated the perfect moisturizer with aloe vera that provides the skincare benefits of aloe vera – along with 9 other plant-based ingredients - into Frownies Aloe & Oat Gel Moisturizer. 

The unique gel consistency of Frownies Aloe & Oat Gel Moisturizer absorbs quickly and deeply into the skin providing hydration to the deeper layers of the skin while locking moisture at the skin’s surface to prevent water loss throughout the day and night. 

Other plant-based ingredients in Frownies Aloe & Oat Gel Moisturizer:

Oat Oil 

Oat oil works to keep the skin hydrate, plump, and smooth and diminish fine lines and wrinkles. 
Specifically, the ceramide, a fatty acid that builds the skin’s natural membrane barrier, in oat oil prevent moisture loss and protect against outside environmental damage. 
In addition, oat oil is high in vitamin E also known as whole form tocopherols. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that absorbs UV rays and slows photoaging. 

Meadowfoam Seed Oil 

Meadowfoam seed oil is a unique oil in cosmetics and skincare. 
Meadowfoam seed oil is thought to be made up of up to 98% long-chain fatty acids. The benefit of such a high concentration of long-chain fatty acids is that meadowfoam seed oil is highly absorptive into the skin and softens the skin without leaving a greasy reside like some other oils. 
Meadowfoam seed oil is also unique in that it is universally shelf-stable due to its fatty acid composition making it ideal for use in skincare and cosmetics. 

Daikon Radish Seed Oil 

Diakon radish seed oil is a premier oil for skincare products. Of course, daikon radish seed oil, like other plant-based oils, is high in vitamin C, antioxidants, and fatty acids. 
What makes daikon radish seed oil stand out is its unique texture that may be described similar to a silicone-based lotion. Daikon radish seed oil gives skincare products a luxurious slip and glide across the surface of the skin without feeling greasy.

Rose Hip Seed Oil 

Rose hip seed oil has been well-researched for its ability to repair skin, decrease inflammation, and treat acne. 
Rose hip seed oil increases skin cell regeneration and promotes collagen production, perhaps due to its high levels of naturally occurring vitamin A.  
Therefore, rose hip seed oil is thought to diminish the formation of scars and to reduce the appearance of fines lines and wrinkles.

Millet Seed Extract 

Millet seed extract is another excellent ingredient to include in your skincare routine. Millet seed extract has been found to build a healthy skin barrier. 
By building promoting collagen and elastin production, millet seed extract may help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Millet seed extract is also high in the antioxidant vitamin E to fight free-radical damage to the skin’s surface. 

Algae extract 

The algae extract in Frownies Aloe & Oat Gel Moisturizer is made from all four types of seaweed classes including red, brown, blue-green, and green algaes. 
Algae is an amazing addition to any skincare product. It may provide as much hydration as hyaluronic acid and skin brightening effects due to high levels of vitamin C. 
Algae extra contains antioxidant compounds and is an excellent anti-inflammatory. Algae extract is gentle enough for sensitive skin and suitable for all skin types from oily to dry. 
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Propanediol acts as both a humectant to limit moisture loss from the skin and an emollient to soften the skin. 
Propanediol is a corn-derived ingredient in many plant-based cosmetic products used in place of synthetic propylene glycol. 

Aspen Bark Extract 

Aspen bark extract contains salicin, the precursor to salicylic acid, and is used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and acne.
Aspen bark extract is also used as a plant-based preservative in skincare products. 

Glyceryl Stearate

Glyceryl stearate is an emulsyfying ingredient derived from palm kernel, vegetable oil, or soy oil. Glyceryl stearate is also found naturally-occuring in the human body. 
Glyceryl stearate is easily absorbed into the skin and decreases waterloss at the skin’s surface to maintain a smooth appearance. 


Frownies Aloe & Oat Gel Moisturizer is gentle enough to use morning and night – and a little goes a long way – making Frownies Aloe & Oat Gel Moisturizer a cost-effective addition to your daily skincare routine!

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