Called by the Egyptians "the plant of immortality," aloe vera is, indeed, able to extend the life-span of cells. 20 of the 22 amino acids crucial for the formation of skin are concealed in the gel secreted by the green succulent plant. Moreover, aloe vera contains lignins, which strengthen cell walls, nourishing vitamins and minerals, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory substances, hormones that stimulate cell renewal and dozens of other beneficial agents.
The incredible power of this plant was acknowledged already in the Sumerian clay tablets, and today it still plays a major role in thousands of applications in the field of beautification. It has the ability to retain water in its interior, which makes it an excellent moisturizer.
Aloe vera is successfully used not only for dehydrated skin, but also for treatment of acne, cellulite and inflammations in the oral cavity; deletion of scars, stretch marks, wrinkles and pigment spots, and even for combating scalp problems.