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Member Name: sympatic
Advantages: Cools damaged burnt skin
Disadvantages: None for me
Aloe Vera is one of those must have products in every womans cosmetics armoury and I have it in a couple of products that I use. In its natural form it is a plant however it can be found in any number of products. Last week I had a heavy cold and it was in the tissue I was using as it has a soothing quality and the amount of nose blowing that was going on I was in danger of getting a very sore nose however the aloe vera in the tissues made them softer and reduced the risk of irritation and soreness.
The main use I have for aloe vera is as a treatment after sun burn, it does not mask the burn like some after sun products which trap it in under a layer of cream, instead it helps to release the sun burn and cools it down and as such it is an excellent treament for those times when you have taken too much sun and damaged your skin. It is kind to my skin and as well as using it as an after sun treament I have also used it in a mosituriser as well. Certainly when applying it to my skin I can feel the cooling effect that it has, it absorbns into the skin quickly and as souch it has a very soothing efect however it also gives the skin some hydration as well and helps it to look nice and healthy.
Whether ort not is possesses all of the qualities that are claimed for it is uncertain, for this review I did do a bit of research (ok I looked on wiki but that still counts as research) and there are some disputes that it does all that is claimed for it however what I do know is that for me I find that it does have a calming effect on my skin on those few occasions when I have got sun burnt and certainly a freind who lives in Australia and spend s alot of time working outdoors both in Oz and abroad swears by it as the only treatment they will use for sunburn.
If you want to read more then here is the wiki link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloe_vera
Summary: In everything