Field Guide to Beauty : Aloe Vera

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!

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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: 

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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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  • So excited for this collab – I love your blog, and already follow Kelsey’s instagram, so I was very pleased to see her post about this new project with you!

    My mom has always sworn by aloe, she keeps a plant or two and I think I will need to get one for myself! My boyfriend’s sister had a massive allergic reaction to it after over a decade of using it, and didn’t know, so she kept using it to try and soothe the reaction – so bad! I’ve been a little hesitant to use it too much since… but maybe I need to just use it in moderation 😉

  • Hi Katia, I am so glad to know you’re familiar with Kelsey’s work, she’s definitely one to watch and I am so excited to kick start this project together! Next post is already on it’s way;)

    Actually, I’ve never heard about allergic reaction to aloe, but I am not surprised..human bodies are a true magic and what works for someone not necessarily will be good for another person. I personally have a really strange reaction to coconut oil in face products, it’s just really breaks me out in seconds, and for some people it is a blessing of moisturizing source! I believe it’s all about trying new products really carefully and being able to notice the difference quickly (so you know where it is coming from..). Also, the plant itself and the formulas where Aloe Vera leaf extract is involved would be of a different concentration I guess, so this also may be a reason. Green beauty products that I’ve mentioned worked amazingly good for me, and these all are super soothing! Thank you so much for reading!:)

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