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on 4/19/2016 1:20:00 PM
More reviews by corielle
Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
***This review is for Lily Of the Desert Gel but not what's pictured above***This is what I use: I have been trying to fade my spots (old acne scars) forever and am constantly trying to look for DIY remedies or products that promise to fade dark spots and blemishes - to no avail - until now. Shout out to blogger NaturalNeicy on this recommendation. She applies the gel directly to her face after cleansing with a cotton pad and so I have been doing the same for just over a week and there is a CLEAR difference in my skin. There's an overall difference in softness, more evenly toned and bright. Best of all, I do see my spots have faded - more than anything else I've tried. A lot of blogs and websites say to wash the gel off after it dries but I don't do that. I cleanse my face in the morning and evening and after I pat my skin dry I apply just over a quarter sized amount onto my cotton pad and wipe it all over my face but spend more time working it into my cheeks where my few dark spots are. I've seen some recipes for aloe gel masks and maybe I'll try them eventually but for now this seems to work quite well.I'd love to have an actual aloe plant because I've heard thats better than the gel but bottled aloe gel is the next best thing as long as its 100% pure.First thing I noticed is that putting on the gel does make my skin feel tight and dry (but not ashy) after it dries but once you moisturize that feeling goes away so no complaints. At night I cleanse, use the gel, follow with my serum and put on my TBS Aloe night cream and I wake up with super soft, glowing skin. In the morning, I do the same thing but with a different moisturizer.It's only been a week but I have definitely seen my spots fading. I have to point out that the current results I'm seeing are on new spots (ones I've gotten recently from a bad break out - i'm talking within the last 3 months or sooner). In my research I've read that it can take as much as 3 months to a year depending on your skin type, ethnicity and regimen to fade spots using aloe. I'm hoping my skin clears up on the earlier end of that scale. Obviously, this isn't an overnight fix and something like clearing up acne or fading scars will take time and patience is key - i didn't expect to see results so soon but I have and it gives me hope to keep at it and continue using the gel twice a day.My skin had absolutely no reaction to the gel whatsoever. Other than the tight feeling, my skin loves this stuff. It's very soothing and calming, especially since you have to keep it refrigerated - applying it after a hot shower to close your pores is a dream. I'd imagine someone suffering from an acne breakout or cysts would benefit from this. It's not pore clogging nor is it irritating but people with an allergy to aloe beware. If you aren't sure patch test it somewhere else on your body. I've heard of some people getting rashes after using this. The price is great. It's less than $10 a bottle (i got the largest size available for $8 at my local health food store) for 100% pure gel and it will last you a LONG time.
on 3/21/2016 6:56:00 PM
More reviews by girlygirlpink
Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I USE THIS BRAND ALOE VERA GEL I TAKE 1/2 tsp.,4 DROPS VEGETABLE GLYCERIN LEAVE IT ON 20 MINUTES,MY SKIN IS PLUMP,MOISTURIZED,AND PORELESS.
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on 2/27/2015 9:33:00 PM
More reviews by Steelermummeh
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
(This is actually for the juice, not the gel)Well, the absolutely worst thing about this stuff is the smell is reminiscent of how I imagine an infected armpit boil might smell.Now I think about it, that's not the worst. If you thought it was impossible to beat the diabolically evil odor, then you haven't tasted it. Trust me. This is one for the brave and by gosh if you can get past both of those things, you'll need a medal or something.So here's what happened:Face: I mixed with a bit of grapeseed oil, a bit of rosehip oil and a drop of essential oil. Mixed it up and used as a moisturizer. It worked. Seriously. Hair: Some days my hair loves it, and some days my hair wants to divorce me for subjecting it to cruel and unusual punishment. Other: Drinking an ounce a day will... how can I put this? It's a bit of a laxative. So to speak. If you get my meaning. Oh, it's also very good at soothing whatever skin ailments you may have. You just have to get past the smell. And the taste, if you're using it for that. (It's pretty cheap, too)
on 11/18/2014 1:18:00 AM
More reviews by KBaylie
Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
Made me look old and haggard the next morning as if I had a rough night the night before. Too bad, because I liked the way it felt on my skin.
on 5/3/2014 2:41:00 AM
More reviews by staciarose22
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
My grandmother kept huge aloe plants on her porch and I used to crack a stem and rub it on any bug bites or burns. A few years later I was used to the bright neon green aloe sold in stores, but I never used it on my face for obvious reasons. I bought this in a local health food store for under $5. I don't notice any scent at all and it does many jobs at once. Soothes, moisturizes, and reduces redness. I don't have overly sensitive skin, and I agree that real aloe plants are amazing. I just prefer the tube and lack of mess that this provides.
on 1/18/2014 5:17:00 PM
More reviews by mettashade
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
this came in the yellow transparent tube and I bought it for 6 dollars at the health food store. I don't know if mine is a bad batch or something but I read other reviews saying this has an odorless scent, mine smells terrible and has left my skin with dry patches that are itchy and red after 2 days of use. Won't be trying this again.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 1/3/2014 9:59:00 AM
More reviews by ethnictresses
Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Curly, Fine
I have been acne prone since I was 13 years old (now 30) and started researching 'lotions' for acne prone skin. My internet research kept bringing up websites that were raving about aloe vera gel. So I went out to purchase an organic brand and fell in love with Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Gel. I started using the gel during the summer and I instantly noticed how well the oils in my skins were balanced (due to the pH in aloe vera) and for the first time during the summer in my entire acne prone life, I did not experience an oil slicked face. This has truly been a "miracle" purchase for my skin. And I still use it as a moisturizer during the winter and I do not feel like it's too drying (because I wear liquid makeup). If I'm just lounging around the house during the winter time without makeup, I'll slather my favorite face cream (Now Vitamin D3 Cream) over the aloe vera gel for extra hydration.Also, I typical buy the 4oz flip top tube for less than $4 dollars and it last me at least 3 months.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 5/29/2012 3:53:00 PM
More reviews by macbook313
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
This made my skin beet red and took forever to calm down. I read on the Skin Board that aloe was good for irritated skin so I bought this, hoping it would calm my skin. Within seconds, my skin turned red and became tight and dry. I obviously reacted to something in here. Went straight to the trash.
on 4/17/2012 8:37:00 AM
More reviews by MissMelanieM
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
This is the only aloe vera gel that I can use. It's not fragranced, its almost completely pure and it doesn't irritate my skin. I use aloe vera gel for everything! I took a bottle of this with me to Brazil to deal with sunburn and boy am I glad I did! I got a crispy sunburn one day, but I piled this aloe gel on when I got back to my hotel... miracle healing!! I was able to go in the sun a couple of days later (with better sunscreen). I use this after my 25% TCA peels to help heal and keep my skin cool and comfortable. I put this on as my moisturizer in summer, and I use this before moisturizer in winter. I get eczema and it helps to heal that up much faster. The only thing with this aloe gel lately is that I feel that it leaves a film on my skin (I use it a LOT) but this is easily washed off, of course. This is the best of the best in aloe gels. I've purchased probably 20 to 30 bottles of it since I've discovered it, I always carry a small container of it with me, or the full bottle when I travel. For someone with sensitive skin and lifetime skin problems, this has been a lifesaver!!
on 4/17/2012 3:40:00 AM
More reviews by DuchessofGrapes
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Other, Straight, Fine
I love Aloe Vera Gel. I have very pale, sensitive skin and live in a tropical area. Tropical acne, sunburns, heat rashes. You name it, I get it. I like to use aloe vera gel on my face and body in the morning mixed with some oil. My face recipe is:3/4 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel1/4 tbsp Jojoba Oil5 drops Chamomile Essential OilAfter toning and my vitamin c serum, I use this as a moisturizer. It works out great on it's own and under makeup. My body recipe is:2 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel1 tbsp Sesame Oil1 tbsp Distilled Water1/2 tsp L-ascorbic Acid10 drops Licorice Extract10 drops Raspberry ExtractI dissolve the l-ascorbic acid (vitamin c) in the water, then mix everything together. I keep everything that I use with aloe gel in it in the fridge. I like it because it keeps it fresh, but it also feels very refreshing in the morning. It soaks in right away and leaves my skin soft, radiant, and soothed. I also use aloe vera juice with a bit of witch hazel as my toner. Aloe is a wonderful thing in all it's forms! Would definitely recommend.
7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
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