|Press Sample. All opinions are my own.|
When it comes to Aloe Vera, I pretty much treat it like the dad in My Big Fat Greek Wedding treats Windex. Put it on everything! It's pretty much a miracle worker for most skin-related issues, as far as I'm concerned. So, I was pretty excited to get to try La Lune Natural's Aloe!
When I moved into my house 15 years ago, one of the only things the previous owner left behind was a potted aloe plant. Well, he also left behind a basketball hoop, but he came by and asked if he could have it, and I was a softie. Thank goodness he didn't want that plant, though, because I still have it!
Having fresh aloe is great, but it's not convenient sometimes. The plant leaves are very spiky, and the leaves have a lot of cellulose in them that you have to break down to get the juice out. It's very messy, and sticky!
La Lune Natural's Aloe Vera is 99.75% pure, organic Aloe, and .25% preservatives, so the gel stays good for up to two years - no refrigeration necessary! Though, that's another benefit of having the gel in a bottle - you can stick it in the fridge. If you've ever applied cold aloe to a sun/wind burn, you know that deep relief it can bring!
In addition to being mostly organic, this Aloe Vera gel is vegan, cruelty-free, and made in the USA. The gel itself is clear, fragrance-free, and not nearly as sticky as fresh aloe when it dries. I also appreciate that it comes with a pump and a flip-top nozzle dispenser, so I can choose what's most convenient for my needs.
Lately, I've also been dealing with some swelling in my legs (I had a blood clot years ago, and this is just one of the lovely aftereffects) and my skin has felt so tight I felt it might burst at times. One of the things I'm using to keep my skin soft and stretchy is this aloe. It doesn't make for a good massage base - it dries way to quickly - but it's cooling and soothing on my skin.
For more information, or to purchase, you can find La Lune Naturals on their website, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and on Amazon, where this 12 oz. bottle retails for $18.95.
What do you use Aloe Vera for?