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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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#3 i Wonder

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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.
MY REGIMEN LOG: http://www.acne.org/...howtopic=182678

*22-year-old female

My Current Regimen:

Morning:
Pond's Cucumber Exfoliating Clean Sweep Face Wipes
or
Johnson & Johnson Head to Toe Baby Wash if I take a shower
Nucelle 10% Mandelic Acid (now starting to incorporate the 15% also)
Fruit of the Earth Aloe mixed with Cerave Moisturizing Lotion

Night:
Pond's Cucumber Exfoliating Clean Sweep Face Wipes
or
Johnson & Johnson Head to Toe Baby Wash if I take a shower
Dickenson's Witch Hazel Toner (only if I wore makeup that day)
Green Cream Level 6 (or 3 if I have irritation)
Fruit of the Earth Aloe mixed with Cerave Moisturizing Lotion if needed

Baby Brush exfoliation every day or every other day in the shower.

Apri Birth Control Pill (generic of Desogen)

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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.