Unlisted Brand • Aloe Vera plant • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||92%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Skin: very sensitive, dry, prone to irritation, slightly oily T-zone.
I use a 99% pure aloe vera gel with very few ingredients. I'm thinking of buying the juice version next time (no thickening agent).
Can't recommend this treatment highly enough. The gel was effective and quick at reducing some of my skin concerns:
1/ Pigmentation - from foundation use I noticed my skin is slightly darker around the lips and chin. Since using this gel this difference is less noticeable. I'm quite sure it has evened out my skin tone.
2/ Redness/peeling around the nose - I tried everything from mild AHAs to diluted tea tree oil to honey. Nothing worked! But aloe did.
3/ Drying out acne due to anti inflammatory properties - I tried it yesterday on small cystic breakout on my chin together with a salicylic acid toner and amazingly the pimple is all calmed down/dried out and easily concealed 48hours later.
4/ Anti-septic properties/ skin regeneration - good also for insect bites, small wounds and burns.
5/ Collegen production/ skin turnover - I don't have wrinkles so I can't comment on that but this gel does make my skin feel just as plump as when I use Estee Lauder ANR/other hyaluronic acid serums.
Nighttime application: After gentle cleansing and toning (I use a soy milk based toner from Sana, absolute HG product), I apply aloe gel all over my face and neck, let dry and go back over problem areas. Follow with moisturiser. I alternate gel (1 day) with my normal serum (2-3 days).
Other uses: Quite good as a scalp treatment to prevent hair loss and promote growth. I'm also trying this as an underarm deodorant due to its anti-bacterial properties. "Trying"... that may or may not work out. lol
The bad: Not moisturising, don't get it into you eyes because it will irritate due to its pH.
Hope that's helpful.
Age: Unknown Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
Most reviews here are for using this on your skin which I haven't tried, I use it on my hair. One of the BEST things I have found for my hair!! We've had a big Aloe Vera Plant plant for years. I chop off a small piece and add a little of the gel to my natural shampoo(which normally have less lather) for more lather then more aloe to my conditioner.. it makes your hair smoother,super soft/shiny after drying. Love!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
i use aloe vera gel on breakouts and dark spots/acne scars and it reduces the redness dramatically overnight and lightens scars too. highly recommend trying aloe vera (preferably from the plant) but you can also buy it in tubes at the drugstore.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I purchased an Aloe Vera plant to use to help with my oily, acne-prone skin.
I would cut a piece of the plant of and rub on my pimples and acne scars. I began to see an improvement relatively quickly. The aloe would fade and soften scar and it would also reduce the redness and inflammation of popped pimples. However, over a longer period of time I would notice that I began to develop numerous blackheads on my forehead which would inevitably lead to more pimples. I did some research and I learned that aloe help keep dirt and impurities from the environment out of your skin (if used topically). So I thought to myself; if the aloe is acting as a barrier by keeping dirt out, it's probably keeping the oil clogged in.
I stopped using aloe vera and noticed that I would develop fewer and fewer blackheads. Since then, I am now using manuka honey which has improved my oily, acne-prone skin.
I would not recommend aloe vera to those which oily skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Cool Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I had 2 huge cysts on my forehead. I used neosporin to relieve the bacterial infection. Then I used some PURE aloe vera plant gel and put it on there...It made it a little bit smaller and i am hoping it cures this stupid breakout on my forehead.
I think it is funny how i only breakout on my forehead...
message me if you think you know wwhhy!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really like the Aloe Vera straight from the plant. I use it on blemishes at night and my skin looks much better the next morning. I use it maybe twice a week and i really like it! I find that it doesn't smell very good so I prefer using it at night. And I feel that it does leave my skin a little dry and tight so I wouldn't use it as a moisturizer. But it is great for skin, I met a lady in her late 40s, she said she had been using aloe vera on her face every 3 days since she's in her 20s. And it's also very good to prevent wrinkles. But I've been told not to use it everyday because it can be hard on your skin on the long run. I have to admit that her skin looked very good, not many wrinkles and practically no blemishes, but it was a little red-ish and looked dry.
So I would say a few times a week on blemishes and near the eyes to prevent wrinkles would be enough! And i prefer buying the plant because I know there is nothing added in it! :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I buy the 100% aloe in a tube at my pharmacy. It was mostly for the sun burn I got but after using it, I noticed it actually healed my face. This is the first product I can actually see a difference in after one night. I've used all types of creams and have been keeping up with my routines but honest this stuff actually works. I have a lot of scars and bumps all over my face. I'm not even being dramatic. If I use it at night, when I wake up the next morning, I noticed my face was not as red. Only down side is that I think it works well on reddness and scars but not if I get a zit.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
amazing stuff, this alone has healed awful pussy scabs from cold sores and also helped dry out pimples. Get a plant, they are beautiful, purify the air around them and they heal you. Nature's miracle. LOVE!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I cannot say enough about this. Aloe vera is one of the most amazing additions to my skincare that I've ever made and triumphs every night cream and moisturizer I've ever used. I get the gel straight from the plant and one leaf usually lasts me two or three days. My overall complexion has improved so much! It's evened out everything and is beginning to noticeably heal hyperpigmentation from long-lasting acne. Absolutely brilliant. Worth every 20 I spend on buying a new plant!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I just got my first aloe vera plant and have been cutting off little bits each morning to use in place of a packaged moisturizer. It usually does the trick--though sometimes I have to add a little lotion though, since the aloe sometimes leaves spots a bit dry.
Overall I'm really happy with it and I think if I stick with it, my skin will be weaned off the chemical stuff and be able to rely on this as my moisturizer.
I haven't seen a dramatic difference in my acne or scarring yet; I do see less acne since Ive been using it and things seem to come to the surface faster. It's only been a week though so it's probably too soon to say for sure. I'll update my review as I see more results...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I can't say enough good things about Aloe Vera. I use an aloe plant as well as Thursday Plantations 97.4% gel on my skin and I also buy aloe juice which i drink daily. A few months ago I suffered the WORST acne breakout of my life and Aloe Vera single handedly saved my skin. I am a little bit obsessive with it using it 3-4 times a day as I like my skin to be packed in it whenever im not wearing makeup and I can tell you it has never had any negative effects on my skin which is very breakout prone. It heals pimples and scars faster than anything else and if I apply it to a bump it usually prevents it from surfacing. I don't know what I would do without this stuff. I would recommend this to anyone of all skin types. Definately my all time HG product.....My skin will never be without this again!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Just the act of cutting up a plant and smearing its juice onto my skin is so organic, so real that I just feel it's going to work and it does. My mother drank aloe juice while pregnant and I also buy them at the local asian market. I smear it on to cuts, scrapes, rashes and razor burns and put a bandaid on and a few days later I see results. Very emollient and healing.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The aloe vera plant works as a very effective moisturiser for my dry skin.
Leaves are sliced open to obtain a clear odorless gel with a serum like consistency, in which I rub onto my whole face (even my eyes) day and night before applying my moisturising cream on top.
I love how aloe vera is 100% natural and non-irritating. It feels calming, soothing and refreshing on the skin, leaving it clean, soft and smooth. Although, it is sticky on first application, it quickly feels like nothing on your skin once it dries (absorbs and dries quickly).
The lower leaf of the plant is used for medicinal purposes as well, to treat or heal conditions such as cuts, burns and sunburns.
I would highly recommend this to anyone.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
This isn't one of those products that will give you results right way. You have to stick with it. I use aloe vera gel as a hair treatment and as a skin treatment. I had an aloe plant but I moved, it is still in the old garden. Always use the leaves from the outer layer, these are the leaves the aloe is ready to give up. Please read this review by goodgurlie:
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Okay, so I just tried this like 20 minutes ago - oh my goshhh! Before I knew it, the bumps were almost flat! D: It really is amazing! I'm not picky about smell but if you are, this smells real bad... But I don't mind, I just need it to do it the job. I recommend not going out in public with this on, lol, because it leaves a greenish tint when it dries. I didn't give it a 5 star because I mean, it's good, it does the job! But it isn't a miracle, as in... my zit didn't completely vanish but I still like it. [: I left it on for about... 10 minutes? (about)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is awesome for calming my skin, healing small cuts or wounds on my kids because it doesn't sting and it's the best thing ever for sunburns. Cut off the end of a 'leaf' and leave the rest to continue growing. You only need to cut an inch or two off the end to use immeadiately.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Aloe is AMAZING! Right now I've got a pretty bad breakout that has caused one side of my face to look swollen. There was especially one huge pimple that just would not go away no matter what I tried. I bought a small aloe plant at the grocery store yesterday and broke off the tip of a lower leaf and squeezed it so the gel would come out. I dabbed it on the pimples and left it on overnight. This morning that huge pimple is almost completely flat, so I applied more today for extra moisture and to speed up healing. The only warning I can give about using aloe gel straight from the plant is to be sure to get the gel from the center of the leaf by either squeezing it or cutting it open. The stuff around it has an onion-like smell that's not very pleasant to have on your face, but the gel in the center is odorless. I can't believe I forgot how simple and effective aloe is for skin, and it only cost me a few dollars!
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
A very nice, natural product. Very soothing for the skin and amazing on burns. I use it for burns all the time and my mother taught me as a child to use it if I got a bad sun burn.
Can help regenerate cells and moisturize!
If you don't have one growing, you can buy the gel easily, but it's hard to find pure except at a natural store.
It's kinda inconvenient to have a big aloe vera leaf sitting around if you cut the whole thing off.
Downside that it can be a little sticky. But other than that, this is a great thing to have around.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Okay, I have a whole bunch of the stuff in the yard. Mum planted it and it just grew and grew and grew stems branching off into more aloe. I don't think it's the edible aloe, as, well, I gave myself a facial with this (cut off a leaf but there was so much that nobody noticed). Some of the sticky stuff went in my mouth and it was...blegh, so bitter. I can only presume that aloe vera juice is made from a different type of aloe. I don't use it much, it's slimy, and I really don't like the taste. I never get sunburnt either and I rarely get burnt while cooking (don't cook for the family, only as a hobby but most of my creations are pro...while some were disgusting). But nonetheless, it's good to know that it's there just in case =] . It's too much of a fuss to get rid of it anyway, we have so much. And I do like using home-grown natural products. Anybody fancy some freshly-squeezed tangarine juice?
Eh...I don't think I'll buy it again, I already have enough and I don't think I'll run out anytime soon. But I'll say yes, if we move, I'll definately buy more.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I don't know why I don't 'Always' have an aloe vera plant at our house. It is so good for a myriad of uses. It is the best thing I have found for burns, and being so clumsy with curling irons, cooking, etc. I have had occasion to use this humble plant many times. When I smear the juice on a burn very liberally and up to 6X a day, my burn will heal without a scar. If I am lazy and don't bother with the aloe, inevitably there will be a scar left behind. Now that I think, I really have to purchase a plant, as I will be having some minor day surgery later this week and really would like to have the aloe handy for healing up the incision.