Obtained from the aloe barbadensis plant, aloe extract has been known and used for many centuries throughout history. Aloe extract helps improve hydration and soothe skin irritation to reduce redness. It may be the oldest remedy noted for its healing qualities. This plant belongs to the lily family and is found in desert climates throughout the world. Aloe vera contains 75 potentially active constituents: vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, lignin, saponins, salicylic acids and amino acids. It soothes itching and reduces redness and is excellent in calming skin irritation.