Ingredient Highlight: Aloe Vera


All About Aloe Vera

As the hot weather creeps in, soothe & calm your skin today with one of the coolest ingredients in K-beauty that have everyone coming back for more - Aloe Vera!

Aloe vera (also known as the "wonder plant”) is a small shrub visually similar to succulent plants. Although many Aloe Vera plants occur naturally in North America, Aloe plants are widely available either as ornamental plants or harvests for their gel obtained from the leaves. It is a plant that has been the subject of many studies and researches over the years.


Aloe Vera - also known as the Wonder Plant

It works wonders for the skin and hair due to its highly moisturizing, restorative, and soothing benefits making it a multi-purpose beauty product that suits all skin types. It is particularly popular for its natural and gentle soothing benefits which give immediate relief on the skin.

The go-to soothing product of many skincare lovers all over the world

Aloe vera is also great at providing overnight care with its non-oily texture and finish. The gel gently penetrates the skin layers, providing deep moisturization for the skin while you sleep. Although most aloe vera gels tend to form a protective layer on top of the skin, this can be washed off in the morning, revealing a soft, supple, and soothed skin.

Aloe vera has a non-oily texture & finish

While Aloe vera plants have been used by many since the olden times, it might be a challenge to grow and harvest the plant for its beauty benefits. This is where Althea steps in! Carrying a plethora of Aloe vera products that have been crafted to soothing perfection by our fave K-beauty brands, here are some of our top Aloe vera picks:


NATURE REPUBLIC
Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel


The original, the standard, the icon. This best-selling Aloe vera gel has been a hit since its release, and it continues to be a staple in many skincare routines. Containing 92% California Aloe vera gel, his gel provides gentle hydration without stickiness, and it also helps control the skin's sebum & balance pH levels. Use it on inflamed acne during the night for an overnight fix!


THE FACE SHOP
Ice Jeju Aloe Refreshing Soothing Gel


An even more cooling variant of the original aloe vera gel, this Ice Gel instantly cools and soothes irritated, red skin, giving the skin a quick hydrating boost that's perfect for calming sunburns. What's great about this product is its sherbet-like texture that forms after being kept in the freezer for 30 minutes for extra cool points, making it work especially well when it's extra warm outside!


BENTON
Aloe BHA Skin Toner


Swap out alcohol-based ones that can further dehydrate the skin for something like Benton's Aloe BHA Skin Toner. This moisturizing toner contains aloe vera extract to soften and condition the skin as it preps it for your next skincare step, while BHA gently exfoliates away dead skin cells to encourage skin renewal. It absorbs easily and quickly into the skin without leaving any stickiness and doesn't contain synthetic dyes or fragrances, making it suitable for all skin types.


INNISFREE
Aloe Revital Skin Mist


Running late with no time to touch up your makeup? Instantly freshen up your face with this cool facial spray! Formulated without any synthetic coloring, mineral oil, artificial flavor, animal product, or imidazolidinyl urea (all of which are ingredients that may irritate your skin), this skin mist is formulated with 94% organic aloe vera sourced from Jeju Island to refresh, revitalize and soothe your skin with nutrients, forming a protective barrier against harmful external environments.


BENTON
Aloe Hyaluron Cream



While gels are great for everyone, those with oilier skin types might find gels perfect while those with drier or more mature skin might look for something thicker & more nourishing. Formulated with 80% aloe extract and hyaluronic acid to soothe, hydrate, and moisturize the skin, this hypoallergenic cream does not contain alcohol, PEGs, silicones or other harmful ingredients, making it suitable for sensitive skin.


Whenever you need to soothe and calm your skin, you can turn to Aloe & Althea for the rescue! Shop the best curation of aloe K-beauty products at the best prices, available only on www.althea.kr.

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