Beta hydroxy acids (BHAs)

A type of chemical exfoliant (see below), BHAs loosen the bind that hold skin cells together, allowing them to be easily swept away, revealing new skin cells underneath. Salicylic acid is a well-known type of BHA.

Cosmetic Properties

  • cooling and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as relieving itchiness
  • retains moisture
  • antioxidant; promotes the production of collagen
  • effective against viruses, bacteria and fungi
  • ideal for dry, irritated & sensitive skin types
  • used for the treatment of psoriasis, dermatitis and sunburn

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Aloe Barbadensis

The Aloe Barbadensis plant is one of the more commonly known houseplants because of the Aloe Vera gel you find inside its leaves. The extract coming from the juice containing leaves of the Aloe vera plant. It’s usually a hydroglycolic extract (though oil extract for the lipid parts also exists) that has similar moisturizing, emollient and anti-inflammatory properties as the juice itself.

Cosmetic Properties

  • cooling and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as relieving itchiness
  • retains moisture
  • antioxidant; promotes the production of collagen
  • effective against viruses, bacteria and fungi
  • ideal for dry, irritated & sensitive skin types
  • used for the treatment of psoriasis, dermatitis and sunburn

Good for