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#1 i Wonder

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 02:24 PM

Can it? o.o

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 03:19 PM

If you get 100% Aloe Vera, it will not clog pores. I use Fruit of the Earth 100% Aloe gel. You'll want to avoid anything colored (green, blue), or anything else used for sunburns (aloe lotion) because those can clog pores. Get 100% pure- it should be a clear gel.

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 06:18 PM

i bought guaranteed 100% all natural aloe vera gel...but its green, on the back they added just a color to it...
is it still good?


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Posted 27 February 2008 - 04:47 PM

QUOTE (i Wonder @ Feb 26 2008, 04:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i bought guaranteed 100% all natural aloe vera gel...but its green, on the back they added just a color to it...
is it still good?


Even if it's just dye, I would say no. I wouldn't put that on my face no matter how harmless anyone might say it is. Better to get the Fruit of the Earth clear %100 gel.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:00 AM

QUOTE (Faydra Lune @ Feb 27 2008, 05:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (i Wonder @ Feb 26 2008, 04:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i bought guaranteed 100% all natural aloe vera gel...but its green, on the back they added just a color to it...
is it still good?


Even if it's just dye, I would say no. I wouldn't put that on my face no matter how harmless anyone might say it is. Better to get the Fruit of the Earth clear %100 gel.


I agree. It might be ok to use, but the dye might be irritating to your skin or break you out. You can try it, but it's probably better to get the dye-free one.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:05 AM

Man that Fruit of the Earth pisses me off. Their label is a misnomer. It is not 100% Aloe - it's 100% gel. Read the ingredients panel on the back.

True aloe has a slight yellowy/greenish color. I buy mine from: http://www.mountainr...oe-vera-gel.php

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 11:03 PM

Fresh aloe straight from the plant = The best solution
Fruit of the Earth brand aloe = Pretty good but not like fresh aloe
Other brands of aloe vera that contain other junk like alcohol = Not a good idea.

I find that when my skin is irritated, using FOTE aloe makes my face burn. However, I find fresh aloe straight from the plant doesn't do this, so just a heads up, FOTE is overrated...

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 12:49 AM

QUOTE (ayla @ Feb 28 2008, 11:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Man that Fruit of the Earth pisses me off. Their label is a misnomer. It is not 100% Aloe - it's 100% gel. Read the ingredients panel on the back.

True aloe has a slight yellowy/greenish color. I buy mine from: http://www.mountainr...oe-vera-gel.php


Wow. I wish I could get that kind of info for everything I put on my skin.

A pH of 4 is interesting. I just assumed it would closer to neutral.

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 10:33 PM

QUOTE (Addie @ Feb 29 2008, 12:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A pH of 4 is interesting. I just assumed it would closer to neutral.


The pH is interesting, especially considering that aloe vera juice is marketed as an antacid treatment. I would assume that it would be basic.