I have found opening up a aloe plant and using the gel to be placed on my skin is very good.Aloe vera contains over 200 nutriesnts. Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E, Folic acid, Calcium, magnesium, zinc, magnanese, copper, barium, sulphate, 18 amino acids, important enzymes , glycosides, polysaccharides and more. Leaves my face nice and smooth.. of course I had to liver and Bowel Cleanse
as well. Hope this helps. I buy my aloe in a small spanish store down the street.