What does it do? Aloe
Each year, it seems like the beauty industry picks a “key ingredient” to put in hundreds of products so they can give us an excuse as to why they are upcharging us. It’s been collagen, snail mucin, tea tree oil, hyaluronic acid, CBD, argan oil, coconut, matcha, manuka honey, niacinamide, vitamin C, etc., to name a few. (Did you know Morroccan Oil is just expensive argan oil?) I think it is a good idea to know why those key ingredients are worth making it into the product name or at the very least on to the label. So aloe ... What does it do for the skin? Aloe is full of vitamins — specifically vitamins A, B , C, D and E as well as minerals like magnesium, potassium and zinc. All of these contribute to the healing properties of aloe vera. It reduces irritation causing by the sun or by things that naturally irritate your skin. Once applied to the irritated area, it can help repair your skin’s damaged barrier. NATURAL ISN’T ALWAYS BETTER: Aloe vera comes in a multitude of forms on the market: decolorized aloe, aloe latex, aloe water and the “sap-like” gel. From “Why Aloe Vera Is Controversial Right Now, According to Experts“ on allure.com: “Non-decolorized, whole-leaf aloe extract contains a chemical called aloin, which has been shown to cause cancer in rats.” BUT it isn’t shown to be dangerous unless it is consumed. (No evidence was shown that is carcinogenic when applied topically.) In the same article, Perry Romanowski, cosmetic chemist and cofounder of The Beauty Brains, said: "Aloe vera is a safe ingredient to use in skin products. But this is a great reminder that just because an ingredient is natural, does not mean that it is automatically safe and effective." Now let’s talk about the two products I decided to highlight: 🚿The OLAY - Mist Ultimate Hydration Essence Cooling Face Spray comes in a pretty soft plastic bottle. It has aloe leaf, chamomile and vitamin B3 to hydrate and calm “dry and tight skin.” You can apply it before moisturizer and after makeup to set and refresh your skin, as needed. When you spray, hold to 5-10 inches from your face. (Contains niacinamide and glycerin.) MY THOUGHTS: This is one of the products that I put under “YouTube made me buy it.” I first saw this mist on Jackie Aina’s channel and I swiped two different types up. I would not repurchase this product. It is unnecessarily fragranced with a floral-like scent that some people may love. I live in the camp of “fragrance is for perfume not for skin care.” Also, the cap DOES NOT want to stay on the bottle. It comes off so easily. Recommend? No. 🧴GOLD BOND - Ultimate Healing Skin Therapy Lotion with Aloe has seven moisturizers and three vitamins to “reveal nourished skin” a deliver 24-hour hydration. MY THOUGHTS: I LOVE THIS LOTION. I’ve used it for more than a year. It hydrates so well. It is my go-to moisturizer to toss in my luggage. It is thick, but absorbs well into the skin. Recommend? YES!
OLAY-Mist Ultimate Hydration Essence Cooling Face Spray
I really need to upgrade my skincare routine. I drink a lot of water and I watch what I eat. The problem is that i can’t stop picking my face. Here’s my current routine 😖 equate - Oil-Free Acne Wash GOLD BOND - Ultimate Healing Skin Therapy Lotion with Aloe Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry-touch Sunscreen, SPF 30 (i use sunscreen during the day not nights) Please recommend drugstore skincare products😖
equate- Oil-Free Acne Wash
body cream as moisturizer?
people always judge me for using bod cream on my face but i have dry eczema prone skin and nothing performs like this when it comes to a good moisturizer
GOLD BOND-Ultimate Healing Skin Therapy Lotion with Aloe
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