Every cook knows to keep aloe vera nearby to slap immediately on a burn. This juicy, water-filled plant immediately soothes pain and helps prevent scarring while it infuses our skin with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and essential aminos.
At BEB Organic, we use organic aloe vera from Zimbabwe because it makes our Bubbly Wash, Soothing Serum (formerly named Healing Gel) and Silky Cream deeply soothing and hydrating for your baby’s skin (and yours, too).
Babies can have extremely dry skin that easily absorbs what's put on it. That product becomes part of their bloodstream and can influence their development. Every time you apply our health-filled skincare products, you help nourish not only your baby’s skin, but their entire growing body.
All The Good Stuff
The organic aloe vera juice we use is full of goodness, straight from Mother Earth.
Alkalinity helps keep your baby’s body at a healthy pH level. When a body is too acidic, it promotes disease because it allows bacteria to breed easily. Keeping your preemie’s skin in the healthy pH range helps it grow better and become thicker so it can do its protective job.
Antioxidants help fight bacteria and promote cell health. Your little preemie is building millions of cells every day – aloe vera’s antioxidant effects help protect every one of those shiny new cells.
Clear skin is healthy, balanced, protective skin that can do its job well. Growing skin is a preemie job that must happen before they can go home (or even receive kangaroo care). But while skin growing is happening, acne, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis could all challenge your preemie’s skin balance. That’s why super-hydrating and bacteria-fighting aloe vera juice gives your baby a health-filled boost with every application.
Constipation is frequently caused by dehydration. For tiny preemies, waste elimination is critical: constipation is not only uncomfortable, it stresses your baby’s growth. But with aloe vera juice as a component in our Bubbly Wash, Soothing Serum (formerly named Healing Gel), and Silky Cream, your preemie gets a dose of life-promoting water with every stroke of your loving hand.
Digestion makes all your baby’s body systems work better because it pulls nutrients from foods and eliminates toxins. Today’s science is full of news about how our gut health affects our brain, moods, and our overall well-being. Aloe helps keep digestion effective and comfortable.
Hydration is what preemie skin needs almost more than anything else. Dry, thin skin can’t protect the body it holds and is easily injured, opening the door to infection-causing bacteria. Our BEB Organic skincare is designed with hydration as a top priority, so preemies grow well.
Liver health means your preemie can effectively process and eliminate toxins from their body, which works best when their body is well-hydrated. The many phytonutrients in aloe vera juice are the liver’s partner.
Vitamins, etc. love to live in aloe vera juice. Vitamins B, B12, C, E, and folic acid support healthy skin and better growth. Aloe vera juice also contains small amounts of minerals: calcium, copper, chromium, sodium, selenium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and zinc.
When the NICU nurses give you a thumbs-up for bringing in your own skincare products, BEB has your back. Our Bubbly Wash, Soothing Serum (formerly named Healing Gel) and Silky Cream have zero toxins and mountains of goodness to help your baby grow well and come home soon.
For your baby working hard to build healthy, protective skin, our organic aloe vera juice is a great friend.
We love that it is.
ALOE VERA FAQs
What are some benefits of Aloe Vera?
The healing benefits of Aloe vera are documented as far back as 2100 BCE. Uses range from hair loss to hemorrhoids, but have only been well proven via the scientific method for skin burns. Use for dermatitis, psoriasis, and wound healing require more studies to meet current clinical standards, but have strong anecdotal and ancestral evidence that dates back far enough to give most people all the confidence they need to believe in the healing power of Aloe vera for skin.
As is true for any herbal medicine, the way the plant is cultivated and processed has a meaningful impact on whether or not it can deliver healing benefits by the time the Aloe vera gets to your bathroom counter.
Most Aloe vera in commercial products has lost its healing benefits long before it touches your skin. To ensure you get the full benefit of Aloe vera gel, use products from brands that process their ingredients organically, with low or no heat, and use them when they are still fresh. In clinical analysis of 18 brands using Aloe vera and claiming its skin-soothing benefits, fewer than half still had the activity levels needed to heal skin.
Why is it helpful for sunburns?
Aloe vera plants contain a clear mucilaginous gel (known commonly as Aloe vera gel) with high concentrations of more than 75 active chemical constituents, including polyphenols, vitamins, minerals, and more that work synergistically to provide relief for damaged skin.
The specific mechanism of how Aloe vera plant constituents work together to heal skin is not yet known, but it has been proven that they do modulate immune function by accelerating wound healing through macrophage activation and cytokine production.
The texture of Aloe vera gel also helps sunburned skin because it has a high water content and accelerates heat loss from the surface of skin. That feels good.
What happens if you apply it topically to your skin?
Because Aloe vera has such a high level of antioxidants, it inhibits inflammation, supports the formation of new skin cells, and reduces redness to support both healing and pain remediation. An added bonus of products made with Aloe vera is that it enhances Vitamin C and E’s bioavailability, so you can get even more benefit out of your other skincare products by combining them.
While Aloe vera is still commonly used to prevent radiation induced dermatitis in cancer treatments, there is no compelling evidence to support that particular use.
What Aloe vera would you recommend for the skin?
A common misconception about Aloe vera gel is that it is green. Don’t use green aloe vera as it is most likely full of synthetic colorants and probably fragrances too. Pure Aloe vera gel for skin should be clear. A cloudy aloe gel has likely not been purified of potentially harmful (though still natural) chemicals that can irritate skin.
The highest performing Aloe vera based product I’ve ever seen is the BEB Organic Soothing Serum. In clinical trials with 72 participants, 98% of users agreed this aloe based product balances and clears the skin and would recommend it to a friend. Part of why the BEB Organic Soothing Serum performs so well is because the Aloe vera in the formulation helps make Vitamin C and E more bioavailable, and thus provides even more brightening skin benefits.
Does Aloe vera gel make a good shaving cream?
Because shaving can result in skin nicks, deep exfoliation, and potentially skin irritation, fresh Aloe vera gel is an excellent ingredient in shaving products to offset unintended damage.
Skin benefits if you ingest it? Any science behind this?
Aloe vera latex (different from gel) has well proven benefits when taken internally for medical conditions ranging from diabetes to heart disease and as a laxative, but none specifically to prove it makes skin more radiant or less reactive. It is best to use Aloe vera gel in your skincare formulas to achieve clear, balanced, luminous skin.