Friday, July 8, 2011

Shea Terra Organics Cape Aloe Topical Healing Gel: Your Skin's Best Friend

After basking in the sun all day, your skin needs nourishment to stay soft and moisturized.   If you have a nasty sunburn, I highly recommend Shea Terra Organics' Cape Aloe Topical Healing Gel.  A sample bottle was waiting for me when I got back from my vacation to Hawaii and Miami.  Needless to say, I got a major tan from hanging out at the beaches every day, so this healing gel came at just the right time.

Cape Aloe is a plant that is related to aloe vera, but contains several times the amount of aloin as aloe vera.  It also requires no fertilizers or pesticides and is sustainably harvested.  The outer leaves of Cape Aloe contain the healing jelly that is used to work miracles on the skin.  Whether it's a rash, acne, or sunburn, this topical gel will help stop the pain and inflammation.

I've been using this on my skin ever since I came back from vacation and I haven't had to use so much moisturizer or lotion.  It's a great alternative to sunscreen, since I don't use sunscreen at all.  If you're wondering why, I recommend reading this article on sunscreen dangers.

The Cape Aloe Topical Healing Gel has a distinct smell that is very familiar, but I can't seem to pinpoint exactly what it is. What comes to mind is grapefruit for some reason. It doesn't smell bad at all, though, and once you apply it to the skin, the scent goes away.

Ingredients include:  99% Cape Aloe, xanthum gum (natural thickener), potassium sorbate (mild preservative), and sodium benzoate (mild preservative).  
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