Aloe vera is a medicinal plant that’s been used to treat various skin conditions for thousands of years. Because the plant is found in many dry, arid climates, aloe leaves store their own water to survive harsh conditions. These water-dense leaves, combined with special plant compounds called complex carbohydrates, make it an effective moisturizer and pain reliever due to its anti-inflammatory properties, and have helped people for millennia heal topical skin issues, keeping it clear and hydrated.
The ancient Egyptians called aloe “the plant of immortality” for a reason, it has many benefits outside of beauty. What most people don’t know, however, is that aloe vera is actually an amazing conductor of electricity because it’s 99% water! When paired with something like copper or zinc to boost conductivity, aloe can dramatically enhance electric microcurrent devices, leading to a temporary “facelift look”, and over time, strengthens and tightens facial muscles. When used in conjunction with facial tools, aloe can also aid in lymphatic drainage, contour facial muscles, smooth wrinkles, and speed up healing. This is because the presence of electrolytes dissolved in water can create a supercharged path for electricity to pass through, so your beauty tools can reach deeper layers of the skin and work your facial muscles a little harder.
Besides its conductive properties, aloe has the perfect texture to help all your beauty skincare tools glide effortlessly across the skin as you massage, contour, depuff, and sculpt. You can use it alone, or it can work as a basic skincare serum under your moisturizer if you’re looking to pair down your serum collection.
Keep your eye out for this powerful ingredient when shopping for skincare and put it to work when using your at-home facial roller, facial massager, or microcurrent device. As always, do a small patch test on your skin before applying any serum or aloe to your whole face to avoid possible allergic reaction, and consult with your medical provider if you experience any issues.