After a proper amount of black iced fuel, I am ready to kick start this new week with a brand new blog project! I’ve had this dream project on my mind for a while now, and those of you who signed up to my newsletter and have received the first edit last Sunday already know what it’s all about! By the way, make sure you sign up NOW (on the sidebar or in the bottom of this post) to get the next one this weekend.
Field Guide To Beauty, starting from right now, is a weekly project in collaboration with amazingly talented Kelsey who recently joined the TLV Birdie team. Whoo-hoo, welcome, Kelsey! I’ll be sharing highly concentrated information about botanical extracts and those highly beneficial elements you can find in your green beauty products. Those things that you should know about if you’re on your way to a greener and cleaner living (my Natural Beauty Lounge full of exceptional brands and products advices is here for you too!). And, where to find them!
Few words about TLV Birdie Blog new illustration contributor Kelsey : Kelzuki, aka Kelsey Oseid, is an illustrator from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She loves plants, animals, and nature of all kind. Find more of her work at www.kelzuki.com and make sure to follow her gorgeous and oh so inspiring Instagram page.
I’d love to start the Field Guide to Beauty series with the basics of natural skincare. Those elements that you’d most likely meet in a dominant part of green beauty products. Those that naturally proved their effectiveness for ages. Those that you grandma will insist you to apply on occasion skin conditions. Those that simply WORK!
So here’s why Aloe Vera is good for your skin:
- Aloe Vera is a brilliant moisturizer! It’s natural gel consistency moisturizes the skin without adding heavy weight while it’s natural Vitamin C, E and beta-carotene help to hydrate and improve skin’s elasticity,
- which also makes it a natural anti-aging source.
- Aloe Vera heals : sunburn? Check! Acne? Oh yes please! I mean, yes please Aloe Vera! With the help of the rich natural nutrient levels and antioxidant properties, skin heals faster and redness disappears quickly.
- What’s so special? Aloe Vera gel contains two types of hormones – Auxin and Gibberellins that both work on new skin cells regeneration process, anti-inflammatory action and wound healing.
- Aloe Vera soothes : that would be difficult to find better after-shave soothing product than the one based on Aloe Vera. Skin calmed, small cuts healed.
Aloe is a cactus plant and you can meet it while a dog walk in Los Angeles or other dry climate areas, however you should look at these products that incorporate Aloe Vera in their top-level formulas to add to your beauty shelf:
- find Aloe Vera in Isa’s Restoratives Elixir II, that is a dreamy toner+serum two in one. Check my story on Isa’s Restoratives skincare line here.
- for eye care – in Skin Owl Eye + concentrate*, which is my current eye balm favorite and I’ve told you about it here.
- in extra calming formula of One Love Organics Oh Mega facial oil* that I wrote a whole love ode in this post.
- in two perfect for combination skin toners – Board and Batten Calming Lift, me review here, and White&Elm Chamomile Balancing facial toner*, major crush on this one reviewed here.
Links marked with * are affiliate links
DO YOU HAVE ANY FAVORITE PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN ALOE VERA?
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE COMMENTS, I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR ANYTHING YOU GOT TO TELL ME ABOUT YOUR NATURAL SKINCARE ROUTINE AND NOT ONLY!
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