Derived of plant origin, the aloe vera gel is frequently used for cuts, burns and eczema.
Research has shown that aloe vera soothes the skin and reduces inflammation. However, its action in wound healing is still contested in the scientific literature1. The aloe vera gel includes the following components: vitamins (mainly vitamins A, C and E), enzymes (such as bradykinase, that helps to alleviate inflammation when topically used) and minerals (calcium, manganese, magnesium, copper, zinc)2. Many products from the Vichy and A-Derma skincare brands. Vogler et Ernst, 1999, Farrar, 2005 et Schmidt and Greenspoon, 1991 www.positivehealth.com