ALOE VERA AND CHLOROPHYLL: NATURE BETWEEN TRADITION AND INNOVATION
It is known that Aloe Vera has a lot of advantages when used in the formulations of skincare products, but what has created noise and misunderstandings in the last days regards the alimentary consumption of Aloe. For years Aloe has been considered a miraculous remedy to gastrointestinal disorders, and this brought to the consumption of Aloe-based food supplements and solutions. These kinds of usage have been banned after the publication of the Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/468, applied from 8 April 2021.
It’s been showed that hydroxyanthracene (and its derivates), a substance naturally found in the external layer of Aloe leaves, could be genotoxic and carcinogenic for humans. After the demonstration, the European Commission banned the sale of alimentary products with hydroxyanthracene and derivates, due to their harmful effects to health.
Since this legislative provision created confusion among the beauty-addicted, we have to clarify the issue and underline that not all the Aloe-based products contain hydroxyanthracene, and that the European restrictions only affect the alimentary use and not the cosmetic one.
As far as beauty regards, Aloe Vera keeps its leading position and still represents a very effective functional ingredient for skin and body care.
Verdeoasi Milano provides different products with Aloe Vera as main ingredient, as the Aloe Gel Mask Hydrating and Soothing or with Aloe Vera combined with other functionals, as in the Hydrating Lip Balm, where Aloe works together with Hyaluronic Acid and Shea Butter.
To sum up: Aloe Vera is still one of the best allies of sensitive and irritated skins!
So, on the one hand we have supported the efficiency of Aloe Vera, a key ingredient in the beauty world, but on the other we have to be innovative and follow the beauty trends in order to catch the rising of Chlorophyll.
Under the sign of naturality and wellness, the youngest generations and the star-system icons are setting the Chlorophyll trend, used in terms of nutrition and cosmetics. It is well-known for its ability to catch the sunlight to trigger the photosynthesis process, but Chlorophyll hides different benefits for body and skin. It is a natural pigment that makes plants green and its chemical composition looks like that of hemoglobin.
Why shall we use Chlorophyll in cosmetics?
Chlorophyll has an oxygenating and restorative action that aims to strengthen the skin’s keratin and to control the melanin distribution among tissues. Its chemical composition provides a revitalizing, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbic action. And at last, the high level of Vitamin A, C, E and K provides a preventive action against skin blemishes and cutaneous discoloration, thanks to the stimulation of collagen production.
To sum up, the new 2022 ingredient is the perfect ally in order to:
- Fight against the appearance of imperfections and pimples, thanks to its anti-inflammatory action;
- Protect the skin from UV-rays, thanks to its ability to absorb sunlight;
- Recover cuts and burnings and prevent infections;
- Nurture and hydrate the skin, thanks to the high level of magnesium that oxygenates the skin tissues;
- Slow down the skin aging and prevent the appearance of expression lines.
Whether we focus on Aloe Vera or Chlorophyll, what matters is that the products we use and that we want to include in our skincare routine are suitable for our skin type, bringing real benefits and respecting our skin natural balance.