Aloe Vera is an evergreen perennial plant and the Arabs were probably the first to process it and called it "Desert Lilly". Alexander the Great used the gel to treat war wounds as it was renowned for its healing abilities. Ancient Greeks, Romans, Persians and Indians applied Aloe Vera extract on wounds, burns, skin irritations because of its antiseptic properties. Aloe Vera extract also replenishes and moisturizes the skin. The Aloe Vera shave creams and soaps from Edwin Jagger are great on sensitive and fair skin types and have a very delicate and unassuming fragrance. Used with hot water and shaving brush, a small amount will produce a thick creamy lather to soften and prep the beard for the blade. All Edwin Jagger shave creams and soaps are paraben and paraffin free, 99% natural ingredients and contain natural beeswax and glycerin.