I always loved any skincare that listed aloe as an ingredient and it soothes sunburn so well. So I grew my own plant. A bit slimy to use but soothes the skin so well. I can't say anything negative about it. And its natural as can be.
Best stuff ever! If you ever have a bad reaction to something put aloe Vera on it. I got a chemical burn on my face from an Olay cleanser and it was bad, it was also hot summer weather. I cut off various healthy stems and put them in the fridge. It was all I used for 2 weeks. I washed gently with plain water bc I couldn't handle any thing else then applied this 5-6 Times a day. It soothed and healed and I didn't end up with scars from it. Understand I was grateful to be at home with my son while my S.O. worked so I hid away and it was bad enough I cried most days from the pain and humiliation. I almost went to the doctor but what could he do plus we didn't have insurance for me at the time. I didn't even go see my mother which I do 1-2 a week she lives 10 miles away. This stuff saved me and now I keep 5-6 pots around the house. It looks great and such a small investment for what it can do for you. Burns, scrapes, infections, bug bites and of course sunburn. It is stickier and slimy compared to store bought gel but it works so much better. Please get some.
I used to avoid aloe vera because of the smell and stickiness (past experiences on use of aloe vera gels) but now, I will only purchase from natura house! Glad I bought the 250ml sized (Big) bottle after trying the sample with the promoter at my local hospital's pharmacy. It costs about 30SGD for that amount, I find it slightly pricy, but its that good. I treat it like a skincare item now.
Very impressed with this product. It does not feel sticky at all after application. it gets absorbed into your skin within 2 minutes and you will understand what smooth and taut/tight skin feels like! It has a slight smell upon application, but its really subtle. I bought it to apply as an after shave for my legs. It heals my cuts and my legs don't itch anymore. I always thought that I have damaged my legs since i've started shaving.. but I've finally started feeling like its on the road to recovery! It felt so good, i'm now applying it to my entire face as part of my night facial routine. Would definitely repurchase and recommend other to purchase it! I'm now worried that the pharmacy will stop carrying it.
Brand: Natura House
Product: Aloe Skin Aloe Vera Gel
Moisturising, normalizing, soothing dermogel with vitamin F and panthenol
98% pure aloe barbadensis juice. produced in Italy.
Oh my. I'm so glad I got this!!! I have a cleanser that has some aloe in it but I wanted to try it straight up - for acne. And it actually worked!! My skin is so much better, like miracle better. I just got a few bumps from trying an oil that I thought previously broke me out but I got over confident and tried again. But now I know that some things are horrible for me and that some things, like aloe, are awesome. Natural for the win!! It actually works! Especially good on red angry spots, or open blemishes to help heal. It's very cooling and soothing and honestly, I think better than a toner because it's not harsh.
Not sure for my skin needs but it works GREAT when you're burned! Not too keen on the smell though, I sometimes blend it and drink it (make sure you have something sweet to take the taste out of your mouth!)
Oh my god, this saved my skin.
A little background: I've had perfect skin up until 2 years ago, when I moved from a little town to a city. My face started breaking out like crazy, not in small-barely-there pimples, but large, pus-filled cysts, especially localized on my right cheek. I eventually realized it was my blackberry, I used it a lot and I guess bacteria found its way between the keys. Anyway, I was put on differin and benzoyl peroxide, and I upgraded to a samsung. The large painful cysts subsided but I still got red bumps (on my forehead) and some white heads (cheeks). I really don't know what's wrong with it, but my theory is that though the differin and BP helped my acne, they irritated my skin and made it more sensitive. I stopped using them, and started up a 2% salicylic acid treatment from clean and clear - this really brightened my skin and got rid of whiteheads; but after showers or cleansing, my face was flushed red, especially my forehead and cheek area. Not only that, but my cheeks looked fragile and I could see some underlying redness. My skin also looked really dehydrated and weird - I don't really know how to describe it. Ok so at this point I stopped everything and started moisturizing every night. Didn't really do much.
Hello Aloe vera. I've been using this every night for 2 weeks now, and my skin is saved. i still have acne scars and a bumpy forehead but both are improving. I highly recommend giving this a try; what I do is I bought the plant, cut it up into cubes as shown on youtube videos, placed it in a jar, and every night, I would rub a cube all over my face and sleep.. yeah it gets all over my pillows but I don't care - its natural stuff.
Oh and I do my research guys, not wikipedia-based research, but scientific journals/ pubmed, and this stuff was found to improve and accelerate wound healing in animal models, which probably explains the improved appearance of acne scars!
Originally, I used aloe vera gel on my forehead because of a burn I got from straightening my hair. I had this ugly zit near the burn, and I spread the gel all around the surrounding area of my burn. A few hours later, I was pleasantly surprised to find that my zit was quickly diminishing. After some research, I found that this stuff works for acne too, and ever since I've been using it for acne purposes. This is powerful against my zits, and would recommend it for anyone who has to deal with nasty ance, and, of course, burns.
I had a blemish I picked too much. It would not heal for weeks. I finally applied aloe vera gel , from AloeLife skin Gel 99% I had bought on Amazon but was always too skeptical to really use. After 2 nights of applying it on the blemish, it peeled revealing flat pinkish skin underneath...I was amazed! I have do have the aloe plants in my garden but thought they were too messy to cut and use...this bottle is great, it contains 99% certified active aloe, from the whole leaf, + vitamin a,c,e...from AloeLife...I m going to keep using it to see if it will help fading other old blemishes I have..
Used to like it as a aftersun product, but I am much more Aware of sunlight now, so I don´t feel the Need of the product. I like it in skincare products, but I think it´s not that impressive alone.
At the risk of sounding dramatic, I would actually say that aloe vera counts as medicine, not just a beauty product. It works THAT WELL for healing skin, it shocks me sometimes. I use the 99% aloe vera gel from Trader Joe's, and I always have a bottle with me, and usually a back-up bottle of it too. I use it every day under my moisturizers, and despite often changing my routine, I realized this is one thing I haven't changed for quite a while. It's nice to have something that I know for sure will help fix my skin. I use it after sun exposure (it sounds crazy but I think it actually wards off a sunburn if I apply it right when I get home, before the burn can develop), I use it when I have an allergic reaction, when I have a break-out, and especially when I've picked at my skin and turned little pimples into big, swollen red lumps, as I often do. (when will I ever learn not to do that??) It cools, reduces redness, and it takes the swelling down fast.
Furthermore, as someone who has had periodic (no pun intended) acne for over 12 years now, and has been a skin-picker for just as long, I have absolutely no scarring to speak of. It's surprising because I have literally dug holes in my skin, scraped the flesh off (sorry, I know it's gross!) trying to extract un-extractable pimples, and as long as I slather this on afterwards, I can minimize the damage. Especially if I put it on the affected areas like every hour or so, I can heal my injured skin quite fast.
Anecdotally, someone I work with told me one time that she burned herself in the nipple with her curling iron one time (ouch!!! I still cringe at the thought) and had an aloe vera plant in the house and immediately applied it to the burn, and it ended up barely making a mark and certainly left no scar.
I would never be without this!!