Aloe vera powder is obtained when the gel is rinsed to remove remnants of the juice, dehydrated, and ground into a fine powder. This makes the powder very concentrated. Only a small amount of aloe vera powder is needed to make a big impact.
Aloe vera is composed of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that fight disease and support the body’s overall wellness. On a cosmetic level, aloe vera’s anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities can help to alleviate skin ailments like psoriasis, itchy rashes, sunburn, and dryness. The polysaccharides found in aloe vera gel and powder even encourage regeneration of skin tissue.
When aloe vera powder is dissolved into water, it creates a solution that can be easily added to cosmetic formulas, but the concentrated nature of the powder makes it possible to add directly into formulations at very low doses.
A mere 1 percent addition of aloe vera powder to a product, which equates to about 1 gram, creates the same potency as pure aloe juice squeezed from a fresh plant. Since aloe powder has a considerably longer shelf life than aloe vera gel, it is easier to maintain.