Various studies have been carried out to examine the benefits of Aloe Vera, results show that Aloe Vera does in fact have several properties that are effective in treating a variety of skin conditions, from flaky or dry skin, cosmetic ailments, hair and scalp problems to many more.
The gel in a Aloe vera contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins. These two hormones provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation.
So naturally when you get hold of an Aloe Vera leaf, you want to use it and receive all the goodness it had to offer.
But how frequently do you have an Aloe Vera leaf lying around your house? Yeah, we thought the same. But good news is Jamaican brand Irie Rock has come to the UK.
Irie Rock's CEO, Racquell Brown, said the company has been trying to enter the UK market since 2013 when the company attended the spring fair international trade show in Birmingham, England. She said the reaction to the products prompted her to go to London in April 2016, which led to the demand for her products.
More about the brand:
Irie rock is a natural cosmetic company
Provides natural healthy skin care solutions
Active ingredients selected from nature including plant extracts, vitamins
Combat, repair, protect hydrates skin
Tea Tree & Witch Hazel - allow them to target problems that are more than just skin deep
So I wanted to give it a try for myself.
I began my routine using the Irie Rock & Witch Hazel; Deep Pore Facial Cleanser on damp skin.
Ingredients: water, glycerin, sodium laureth sulfate, coco betaine, sodium choride, salicylic acid, witch hazel, citric acid, tea tree essential oil, glydant
I gently massaged it into my skin in a circular motion until it lathered. Rinsed off with warm water to help lift the dirt out of my skin.
The cleanser was very hydrating and felt light on my face, with a fresh scent.
Next, I took my cotton pad and swiped it across my face gently removing excess water and the dirt that had been lifted.
I proceeded my routine by using the Irie Rock Pure Aloe Gel, and allowed that to penetrate my skin, leaving me with a refreshed and cool sensation.
Natural Ingredients: Aloe Vera
Other Ingredients: Water, Allantoin, Aloe Solution, Carbomer, Triethanolmine, Glydant Plus
To finish, I used the Irie Rock & Witch Hazel: Replenishing Facial Moisturiser.
I loved the consistency of the Facial Moisturiser, and it wasn't too oily/greasy. The inclusion of Tea tree gave the product a boost for me, and the smell intensified the whole experience. This was my favourite product of the brand thus far.
Tea tree & Witch Hazel Benefits:
· They are general disinfectant that flight bacteria
· Extremely low potential for skin irritation or sensitisation
· Helps skin to heal by encouraging the formation of new scar tissue
· Their antioxidant and astringent properties make them effective against acne
· Helps the body to fight off all kinds of infections.