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The Magic of Aloe Vera in Lotion

This is a review on two products (shown below) I have purchased that will answer the question – what is so great about having aloe vera in lotion?

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Christina Moss Naturals Lemongrass Organic Body Lotion

100% Pure French Lavender Hand Buttercream

#1 Ingredient – Aloe Vera

I discovered the answer to this question by using both of these body lotions at the same time. I had never tried either of them before, and let me tell you, I really like them. They have their own unique qualities (more on that later), but I wondered if they shared anything in common, maybe that would explain why I liked them so much. I checked out the labels and I was surprised. The number one ingredient for both lotions is the same – aloe vera.

I used to have an aloe vera plant. That’s the plant you are supposed to cut open and squeeze out the gooey gel to spread over burns. Really? Why would they put aloe vera in lotion? Sure, it is well-known to help with burns, but what else is so special about it?

The Amazing Health Benefits of Aloe Vera

So the nurse in me just had to do a little research to solve the mystery. Wow. I was pretty amazed. According to a research article I read from PubMed, aloe vera has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. It contains antioxidants from vitamins A, C, and E, as well as folic acid and B12. It contains the minerals calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium and zinc, just to name a few. The enzymes in aloe vera (too many to list) help with the breakdown of sugar and fats. There are a whole host of other properties that are beneficial to the human body. Who knew?

The article explains (in very dry, scientific detail) these additional astonishing benefits:

  • Aids in wound healing both by topical application and ingestion (eating/drinking)
  • Protects against radiation damage to the skin
  • Offers anti-inflammatory action
  • Stimulates the immune system to promote anti-viral and anti-tumor activity
  • Acts as an antiseptic
  • Moisturizes
  • Provides anti-aging effects

No wonder they are putting aloe vera in lotion! The anti-aging goodies make me want to soak in a tub of it! Aloe Vera Gel

Now, to be fair, the article goes on to say that more research is necessary before they are willing to say it cures any specific conditions. It is important to know that if you have an allergy to plants in the Liliaceae family (think lilies and tulips), you should try it on a small part of your skin first to be sure you don’t have a reaction. And if you choose to drink aloe vera for its other health benefits, you should consult with your doctor to be sure it does not conflict with any of your medications. Okay…disclaimers done!

As mentioned earlier, I have been using two lotions with aloe vera for a little while now, and I can tell you from firsthand experience, my skin is very happy. They both meet my strict standards of containing all natural ingredients, they smell wonderful, and they have gotten great reviews on their websites.

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Christina Moss Naturals

The first lotion is by Christina Moss Naturals and it is called Lemongrass Organic Body Lotion.

Compared to the other lotion discussed below, this one has a lighter consistency. It is totally non-greasy, spreads easily, a little goes a long way, and it smells divine (unless you don’t like lemongrass).

Lemongrass

I like to use this lotion before bed because it seems to have a calming effect on me. And after a very stressful day (which is every day), that is exactly what I need. Actually I like to use it at work, too, for a couple of reasons, when I have just finished a stressful call and I need a calm moment, when my hands are dry and I don’t want to worry about greasy fingers. I like to use it when I want a lighter lotion that still does the job of a thicker, heavier one…meaning that it feels light but it works hard like a heavier lotion to keep your skin soft and smooth.

What’s great about this company is that they sell only all natural body lotions and skin care products, and they have many different products for your face, body, and hair. I can also tell you their shipping costs are not too expensive, I’ve ordered from them more than once for other products I am now using, and everything has been delivered VERY fast…bonus!

100% Pure

The second lotion is French Lavender Hand Buttercream by 100% Pure.

This lotion is slightly heavier than the first but still quite creamy. It has a scent of lavender that is initially strong but quickly fades. Lavender is my personal favorite because of its ability to reduce anxiety and restlessness.

Lavender

I like to use this lotion when my skin feels and looks dry. It spreads like a dream, feels super soothing, and it really lasts, no need to keep applying more as the day goes on (unless, of course, you wash your hands a lot like me).

100% Pure has an amazing product line for skin care, hair, body, and make up. They describe their products as including only natural ingredients that originate from nature, or that may be altered with fermentation, distillation, and cold processing…in other words, the natural ingredients may have been changed through naturally occurring biological processes. I’m good with that, after all, that’s how you make wine! Or if you prefer, beer, cider, vinegar, yogurt, and cheese…you get the idea.

Which One Is Best?

So which one is my favorite? That depends on what I am looking for at the moment, in other words, I like them both for different reasons. I’m all about variety, after all, that is what this blog is all about – finding all natural lotions and skin care products you love. Thankfully that means I try all kinds of products, I have several on my shelf right now.

I believe there is no single perfect lotion that satisfies every need because our skin changes with the weather, our diet, even how often we must wash our hands. It only matters what is right for you. Pick one or try both:

Christina Moss Naturals Lemongrass Organic Body Lotion

100% Pure French Lavender Hand Buttercream

Whatever you decide, I think you’ll appreciate the magic of aloe vera in lotion. And let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. Thanks!!

 

 

 

 

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