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Aloe Vera: The Winter Miracle Ingredient

20 December, 2017
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Aloe Vera: The Winter Miracle Ingredient

The best aloe vera skin-care products

 

From lowering obesity to boosting your immune system, throughout history aloe vera has been known for its amazing health benefits – so it comes as no surprise that it’s packed into beauty products across the globe. And with Hong Kong’s weather being notoriously unpredictable over winter, our skin could do with as much TLC as it can get. From cleansers to creams “aloe vera can soothe inflamed skin and enhance collagen and hyaluronic acid to help rejuvenate skin,” which means that this age-old beauty secret is perfect for cooler months. Read on to discover a couple of our favourites

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Featured image via getty images, image #1 courtesy of Sephora Hong Kong, image #2 courtesy of The Body Shop, image #3 courtesy of Kiehl’s, image #4 courtesy of iherb, image #5 courtesy of Sephora Hong Kong, image #6 courtesy of Sephora Hong Kong

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Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser with Aloe Vera

This three-in-one cleanser is a lifesaver during party season. Coming in from a late night, the last thing we want is to be dabbling in multiple skincare products to remove all that festive glitter and smudged eyeliner. Alpha-H is a creamy cleanser that completely removes all face and eye makeup, without stripping your skin’s natural pH balance. Rich in vitamin E and aloe vera, you can bet your skin is soft and hydrated come sunrise!

Available from Sephora for $280

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Body Shop - Aloe Soothing Day Cream

Feeling sluggish? This dermatologically-tested day cream will give your skin the burst of hydration that its been craving! Cooling and light-weight, the Aloe Soothing Day Cream is packed full of Community Trade organic aloe vera that calms and soothes your complexion.

Available from The Body Shop for $189

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Kiehl's - Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque

It might seem counter intuitive to apply a cooling mask when the weather outside is brisk and bleak, but trust the experts on this one. Our skin is much drier during the winter, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you should be reaching for thick creams and night masks. Helping to soothe, hydrate and reduce signs of distress, Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque is a refreshing addition to your skincare regimen.

Available from Kiehl’s for $390

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Estelle & Thild - Biocleanse Eye Make Up Remover

Soothe sore eyes using a combination of Aloe Vera and  Black Elderflower this winter. Removing all traces of makeup, this calming formula is ideal for sensitive skin while leaving the area around your eyes clean and refreshed.

Available from Sephora for $215

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Herbivore Botanicals After Sun - Skin Soothing Aloe Mist

It’s offically winter, but seasons in Hong Kong are so unpredictable that we’re still applying SPF and catching that winter sun during a long hike! Using a cooling concoction of peppermint oil and Aloe VeraHerbivore Botanicals After Sun heals tender skin quickly.

Available from Sephora for $140

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