Aloe vera contains 75 potentially active constituents: vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, lignin, saponins, salicylic acids, and amino acids. These provide aloe vera with moisturizing, anti-aging, anti-septic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Mucopolysaccharides in aloe vera help in locking moisture into the skin. Aloe stimulates fibroblast which produces collagen and elastin fibers making the skin more elastic and less wrinkled. It also has cohesive effects on the superficial flaking epidermal cells by sticking them together, which softens the skin. The amino acids also soften hardened skin cells and zinc in it acts as an astringent to tighten pores. It also has an anti-acne effect.
Calendula Officinalis exhibits antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, and antioxidant properties. This makes it a potent constituent as a solution for various skin conditions. It is a very safe product and hence is used for sensitive skin and even for baby skin. In common practice, it is used for acne, wounds, psoriasis, eczema, diaper rashes, as a sunscreen, or generally for better skin. It keeps the skin firm and hydrates it hence proving to be of use as an anti-aging agent.
It has healing properties thanks to the following:
1. Triterpene saponins and mucilage have a healing impact on both the skin and the mucous membranes.
2. Carotenoids speed up the healing process.
3. Flavonoids prevent cellular aging.
4. Triterpene alcohol has anti-inflammatory properties.
Turmeric Extract(Curcuma longa), a commonly used spice throughout the world, has been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-neoplastic properties. Growing evidence shows that an active component of turmeric, curcumin, may be used medically to treat a variety of dermatologic diseases.
Vitamin E in topical use has emerged as a popular treatment for a number of skin disorders owing to its antioxidant properties. It has been seen that reactive oxygen species have the ability to alter the biosynthesis of collagen and glycosaminoglycans in the skin.