The difference is bigger than you think...

Aloe vs Water

 100% Organic Medical Grade Aloe-Based Skin Care

Nearly all skin care brands formulate their products with a base of water. After all, not only is water abundant, it’s also inexpensive, making it an excellent base – from a manufacturer’s point of view. But what about the product end user’s perspective?

For years, consumers have been led to believe that water-based products benefit the skin and help to hydrate it. But the simple, undisputed fact is this: skin cannot absorb water. If it did, we wouldn’t be able to swim! A skin care product’s base ingredient is tasked with delivering all the other included ingredients into the skin so the product may provide its intended benefit. But given that the skin cannot absorb water, these ingredients are not allowed to penetrate either.

Therefore, given the limitations of water as a base ingredient, the promises the product makes cannot be delivered. On the other hand, aloe is readily absorbed into the skin and has the proven ability to heal damaged skin. It is also an excellent anti-inflammatory and inflammation is at the heart of a wide array of skin conditions. For this reason, aloe is an excellent base for TréSkin skin care products. Don’t believe us? Check out the comparison chart below.

Aloe Vera

Penetrates skin



Wound healing


Supported by clinical research



Does not penetrate skin

Does nothing to help inflammation

No therapeutic qualities




Dries out your skin