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More about Aloe Vera

Ideal for use from head to toe, aloe vera’s track record is pretty much unbeatable thanks to its soothing and moisturising properties.

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Where does aloe vera come from? 

We source our aloe vera in Mexico, in the Campeche state.

Since 2019, our solidarity sourcing project on aloe vera in Campeche, Mexico, has enabled us to work towards biodiversity and environmental preservation while introducing aloe organic cultivation among smallholders’ communities. We train and empower women to be leaders of the project.

Is aloe vera good for skin?

Aloe vera’s thick, translucent, almost-gel-like pulp found in the leaves is considered one of nature’s most wonderous and incredible ingredients. And it’s that gel that’s packed full of water and incredible vitamins, minerals and amino acids – but more on that later. 

What are the benefits of aloe vera on skin and on hair? 

The list is truly endless. Aloe vera is most widely known (and loved and celebrated) for its hydrating and repairing properties, as well as its unparalleled ability to soothe skin. Found in several products across Garnier’s much-loved hair, skin, and body ranges, it is one of our hero ingredients because it is rich in water and contains a combination of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. When used in hair care, aloe vera helps nourish and moisturise. In skin and body care products, it acts as hydrating ingredient that can help treat dryness, while also being suitable for use on even sensitive skin types.

Does aloe vera help hair growth?

It is said that aloe vera can help reduce alopecia by promoting hair growth. However, there is no strong scientific evidence demonstrating that aloe vera alone supports this benefit.

How to use aloe vera for skin and hair?  

As well as being suitable to use in its raw form (yes – if you have an aloe vera plant at home you can cut its leaves open and apply the sticky gel-like substance found inside of them on skin and in hair), we have formulated it into a few different products to help make your life easier – and much less messy!

It can also be used on all skin types. From hydrating shampoo bars, conditioners and hair masks to skin-replenishing body lotion that can be used daily, another reason why aloe vera is so good is because it is suitable for all skin types: dry or oily, itchy… and even sensitive skins. It can also be used on all hair types.