(also known as aloe barbadensis)
Aloe Leaf Juice is commonly used in beauty products in place of water for it is made up of 99% water. It contains antioxidants vitamin E, C and A which help reduce free radicals. It's fatty acids may reduce inflammation. It also contains Lignin which helps increase the penetration of other ingredients making absorption of other key ingredients more effective. One component of aloe, Aloin, was studied to inhibit tyrosinase indicating that Aloe could be useful as a lightening agent for the treatment of hyperpigmentation. And in another study, it was found that Aloin combined with arbutin resulted in greater reduction in hyperpigmentation that either ingredient on its own.