LILY OF THE DESERT, Aloe Vera Gelly - 12 oz
- ALOE VERA GELLY
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Size: 12 oz
Certified Organic Aloe Vera Gel (99.5%) Carbomer 940 Vitamin A Vitamin C Vitamin E-
Apply to skin as needed
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Also unlike with other brands Lily of the Valley is certified organic 99% Aloe Vera, while most other brands contain mostly water and only small traces of Aloe Vera. This is an absolutely great product.
When the market began to move in this direction, almost every lotion manafacturer took a stab at marketing their own aloe vera lotion. The results were, I'm sorry to say, hit and miss. One common mistake companies made (and still do) was the inclusion of artificial color in their gel. This was done to produce a green-colored lotion (the actual color of aloe vera gel is clear, sometimes almost translucent - anything but green). Maybe it tested well, who knows, but I can say the less artificial color in a product the better, especially if you're allergic to it.
But coloring was only the tip of the iceberg. It got much worse over time.
The biggest sin of modern aloe vera gels has been the inclusion of unneeded chemicals, some of which have been proven to be quite harmful to one's health. I was a big fan of Fruit of the Earth and its products until Japanese researchers released reports showing the carcinogenic qualities of Triethanolamine. Then there was "perservatives/antimicrobials DMDM Hydantoin and Diazolidinyl Urea; chemicals [that] work by releasing Formaldehyde into the product, which kills any microbes and is great for the product... but not so great for you, because Formaldehyde is a potent carcinogen as well as an irritant that can cause allergic reactions."
Ouch. All of which makes Fruit of the Earth one of the most ironically named companies around.Read more ›
I read an interesting article about aloe vera that explained some of its healing properties. It's a desert plant, and used the gel to soak up and hold in water when it rains (so it can survive the long dry spells between rains.)
Because it's full of a moist gel inside, and grows in a hot climate, the aloe plant would (in theory) be extremely vulnerable to succumbing to a bacterial infection, if it got a nick or scratch. Yet aloe plants thrive, because they have developed natural antibacterial qualities, to protect themselves. Their natural antibacterial action is part of what makes them so beneficial to people and pets when applied topically.
I still get dryness on my face but Rosacea dryness is really hard to combat. I was looking for something that would help with redness and not cause more issues. This fit the bill.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought the Gelly to use for my face and just on a whim I tried it as a deodorant and, O M G! I love it! Read morePublished 1 month ago by 286 B Designs
Absolutely love Aloe Vera Jelly.
My mom bought some Aloe Vera jelly like 5 years ago or so. In an Indian Ayurvedic shop downtown in my home city. Read more
Not greasy or sticky, but I seem to have to re-apply often.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really like this gel. I use it on my hands instead of lotion. It is not greasy and does not have any smell.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great stuff. This is the most pure aloe that I have been able to find so far.Published 8 months ago by Amy
Not as hard of a hols like regular black gel, but also no flaking.Published 10 months ago by Rochelle Alexander