Aloe Vera is a non-toxic cactus plant that stores water in it's leaves where it survives in dry low rainfall regions like Africa, India and the Southwest of the United states and has been use medicinally for centuries. this wonderful plant was used by the ancient Egyptians who called it the "plant of immorality". The leaves secrete a clear gel when broken off from the plant that can be applied to the skin to heal wounds, treat sunburns and soothing dry, flaky irritated skin. It's also effective in treating minor skin infections and has shown to help canker sores, dandruff, , skin sores and even stretch marks. Aloe has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce acne plus reducing the inflammation and redness. Due to the anti-allergic properties in Aloe it's useful in treating skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and itchy skin caused by blisters, insect bites, poison ivy and other things that case allergic skin reactions. Aloe has powerful healing activity on the epithelial layer of skin, which is the layer that covers the body, it also provides oxygen to the skin and strengthens the tissue and after application it helps treat and restore the PH balance of your skin. Aloe is loaded with antioxidants which is known as a natural immunity enhancer that helps fight free radicals in the body. Free radicals cause disease and ailments that speed up the aging process. Some of the antioxidants found in Aloe are beta carotene, Vitamin C and Vitamin E which help the skin heal quicker and replenishes the moisture content in our skin. That is why Aloe or products that contain this amazing plant make great moisturizers, because it keeps skin hydrated and prevents skin from becoming dry which helps diminish fine lines, wrinkles and fights the loss of elasticity and improves skin's natural firmness without making skin feel greasy.