Thick and juicy - what a beauty! I always keep an aloe leaf in the fridge for skin and hair emergencies. Being an aloe, it lasts ages without going off and you just cut off strips as you need. Aloe vera gel contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins. These two hormones provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. Additionally, in Ayurvedic medicine, Aloe is used to effectively heal chronic skin problems, such as psoriasis, acne and eczema.