Numerous skin care enthusiasts use aloe vera for topical skin conditions like acne, sunburn, irritation, etc.
The question is, is aloe vera really effective? Is there any scientific study to back up those skin benefits of using aloe vera?
The answer is, YES! Let’s find out the skin benefits of aloe vera that are supported by research in this 4-minute video.
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Comparison of the Effect of Aloe Vera Gel and Nitrofurazone 2% on Epithelialization and Granulation Tissue Formation Regarding Superficial Second-Degree Burns – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27516662
Effectiveness of Aloe Vera gel compared with 1% silver sulphadiazine cream as burn wound dressing in second degree burns – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23894900
Aloe versus silver sulfadiazine creams for second-degree burns: a randomized controlled study – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19562446
Topical Aloe Vera Gel for Accelerated Wound Healing of Split-Thickness Skin Graft Donor Sites: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Trial and Systematic Review – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29649056
The stimulation of post dermabrasion wound healing with stabilized aloe vera gel-polyethylene oxide dressing – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2341661/
Effects of Aloe vera cream on chronic anal fissure pain, wound healing and hemorrhaging upon defection: a prospective double blind clinical trial – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24763890
ALOE VERA: A SHORT REVIEW – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2763764/
Evaluation of aloe vera gel gloves in the treatment of dry skin associated with occupational exposure – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12548256
Moisturizing effect of cosmetic formulations containing Aloe vera extract in different concentrations assessed by skin bioengineering techniques – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17026654
A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of a commercial Aloe vera gel in the treatment of slight to moderate psoriasis vulgaris – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15857459/
A prospective, randomized clinical trial comparing topical aloe vera with 0.1% triamcinolone acetonide in mild to moderate plaque psoriasis – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19686327
Effect of Aloe vera topical gel combined with tretinoin in treatment of mild and moderate acne vulgaris: a randomized, double-blind, prospective trial – https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/09546634.2013.768328
A novel cosmetic antifungal/anti-inflammatory topical gel for the treatment of mild to moderate seborrheic dermatitis of the face: an open-label trial utilizing clinical evaluation and erythema-directed digital photography – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28121079
Investigation of the anti-inflammatory potential of Aloe vera gel (97.5%) in the ultraviolet erythema test – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18253066
Antiinflammatory C-glucosyl chromone from Aloe barbadensis – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8778246
Assessment of Anti HSV-1 Activity of Aloe Vera Gel Extract: an In Vitro Study – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4771053/