Monday, July 23, 2018

Desert Harvest Skincare Aloe Vera Treats for the Skin

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I was recently introduced to Desert Harvest, an aloe vera based skincare brand that I am excited to share with you. In fact, this family-owned business grows their own Aloe Vera for the production of their wonderful products.

According to Desert Harvest,

We grow our Barbadensis Miller species of aloe vera plants organically with no pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Immediately after the leaves are harvested (within two hours), we use a cold process to preserve the active ingredients, applying no heat and adding no preservatives. Heat caramelizes the polysaccharides, so you want to avoid aloe that has been heat treated.

We process the whole leaves of the aloe plant (not just the inner gel), which allows all of the ingredients of the plant to work in synergy. Then we filter out all of the insoluble fiber, so you get more of the active ingredients in a super-concentration. 99.5% of the aloe plant it water and insoluble fiber, so there is only a tiny amount of powder left after processing. It take a 3-foot-across plant a year to make just 180 capsules of our Super-strength, Freeze-dried Aloe Vera.

We remove the anthraquinones (like the aloin and aloe emodin, which cause diarrhea) using a patented process. You cannot take concentrated aloe vera for a long time when it contains these chemicals. All of the negative side effects of aloe vera that you read about in the literature are associated with the anthraquinones. All Desert Harvest products contain NO anthraquinones. We filter out the fiber and freeze-dry the liquid to remove all of the water. We use no artificial ingredients (not even the capsules, which are vegan) and no preservatives (like citric acid) or fillers.
Desert Harvest Aloe-Herbal Shampoo & Shower Gel ($12.00 for 8 oz. from Desert Harvest): I have to confess that I am a bit obsessed with this shampoo and shower gel because it cleans the skin and hair without stripping, but instead is lightly hydrating. It has a wonderful herbal aroma that lingers in the shower, but not on the skin or in the hair.

According to Desert Harvest,

This gentle, 100% natural shampoo/shower gel is rich in aloe vera, herbs, and essential fatty acids, which help remove dulling, yellow residue from your hair to reveal your natural shine. It gently cleanses your hair and skin, leaving it silky clean, soft, and beautiful. Gentle enough for permed or color-treated hair. Safe enough for the most sensitive skin.

Directions: Massage into wet hair or skin, lather, then rinse thoroughly. Repeat if desired. Gentle enough to be used daily.

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera, Olive Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Organic African Black Soap, Castor Oil, Avocado Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Oils Of Jojoba, Grapeseed, Apricot, And Evening Primrose, Vegetable Glycerin, Silk Protein, Extracts Of Organic Peppermint, Wild-Crafted Yucca, Wild-Crafted Horsetail, Organic Nettle, Organic Melissa, Organic Xanthan Gum (Plant Sourced), Vitamin E, Essential Oils Of Almond And Lime.

No artificial ingredients • 100% natural • Organic aloe vera as the number one ingredient • No animal testing • Contains no parabens, chemical additives, or synthetic preservatives.

Desert Harvest Aloe Vera Hand & Body Lotion ($18.00 for 8 oz. from Desert Harvest and the Desert Harvest Amazon Store): This lightweight and fast absorbing lotion penetrates the skin quickly, leaves behind no greasy residue and it is altogether fragrance-free. It is great for all types of skin, and definitely gentle enough for people with sensitive skin. However, if you are allergic to Coconut Oil or any of the other ingredients– then you won't want to try this lotion.

According to Desert Harvest,

Desert Harvest Hand and Body Lotion contains only Mother Nature's safest and most gentle ingredients that work in harmony with your skin to bring out its natural beauty. Enriched with antioxidant vitamins, botanicals, and aloe vera, this rich lotion nourishes your skin by depositing essential nutrients and penetrating to the deepest levels of the derma. Used daily, it makes your skin touchably smooth and naturally radiant.

Directions: Apply as often as needed. Gentle enough to be used on the face.

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Garthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax, Vegetable Glycerin, Glyceryl Monostearate (Vegetable Oil Lipid), Cetyl Alcohol (from Coconut Oil), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Fruit Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Rosa Canina (Rose) Seed Oil, Psidium Guajava (Guava) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Garica Papaya Extract, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood) Essential Oil, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (Natural Antimicrobial), Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Extract, Populus Tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract, Gluconolactone (Natural Skin Conditioner).

No artificial ingredients. 95% natural. Organic aloe vera as the number one ingredient. No animal testing. Contains No Parabens and No Synthetic Preservatives.
Desert Harvest Aloe Gelé ($17.00 for 8 oz., $9.00 for 4 oz. and $5.00 for 2 oz. from Desert Harvest and the Desert Harvest Amazon Store): I have used Aloe Vera Gel for many years, and love to use it as a lightweight moisturizer, but also use it when my skin is irritated or inflamed because of its extraordinary healing and anti-inflammatory properties. This gel contains no colorants, and is therefore clear, and can be refrigerated to effectively cool and refresh the skin during the hot summer months.

According to Desert Harvest,

Made with 80% pure aloe vera concentrate, Desert Harvest Gelé is a soothing, cold-processed gel formulated to relieve minor skin irritations. It contains all of the anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, and healing properties of the aloe plant in a high concentration. Desert Harvest Gelé contains the most therapeutic levels of aloe vera possible in a 100% Natural topical application and contains No Parabens.

Directions: Use a pea-sized dab and rub it into the skin wherever it is irritated. You can keep it in the refrigerator and apply the Gelé cold to minor burns or to relieve swelling and redness anywhere on the body. (Desert Harvest Gelé does not have to be refrigerated) 

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Carbomer (Natural Thickener), Sodium Hydroxide (Natural pH Controller), Vegetable Glycerin, Leuconostic/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (Natural Antimicrobial), Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Extract, Populus Tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract, Gluconolactone (Natural Skin Conditioner).
Desert Harvest Acne Gel ($9.00 for 4 oz. and $5.00 for 2 oz. from Desert Harvest and the Desert Harvest Amazon Store): While I do not have acne, I do periodically get a pimple here and there, and have only tried this as a spot treatment, but it was effective in its ability to heal the inflamed kin without irritating or drying out the surrounding tissue.

According to Desert Harvest,

Made with 80% pure aloe vera concentrate, Desert Harvest Acne Gel is a soothing, cold-processed gel formulated to relieve minor skin irritations and acne. It contains all of the anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, and healing properties of the aloe plant in a high concentration. Desert Harvest Acne Gel contains the most therapeutic levels of aloe vera possible in a 100% Natural topical application and contains No Parabens.

Directions: Squeeze a drop or two of Desert Harvest Acne Gel onto your finger and apply a thin layer over your entire face morning and night, concentrating on active acne lesions. Can be used anywhere on the body where lesions appear, including the back, chest, arms, and other affected areas.

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Carbomer (Natural Thickener), Sodium Hydroxide (Natural pH Controller), Vegetable Glycerin, Leuconostic/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (Natural Antimicrobial), Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Extract, Populus Tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract, Gluconolactone (Natural Skin Conditioner).
Desert Harvest Rosaca Gel ($9.00 for 4 oz. and $5.00 for 2 oz. from Desert Harvest and the Desert Harvest Amazon Store): Neither I, nor anyone in my family has Rosacea, and therefore I cannot weigh in on its efficacy in that regard, but I do find it to be a very soothing hydrator that feels wonderful on the skin.

According to Desert Harvest,

Are you tired of the red splotches and bumps on your face from rosacea? Then try this natural formula with 80% aloe vera concentrate. Safely relieve the inflammation, redness, flushing, stinging, and breakouts that accompany rosacea. If you want to read more about the research relating to the use of aloe vera on the skin, navigate to the Desert Harvest Physician’s Portal.

Made with 80% pure aloe vera concentrate, Desert Harvest Rosacea Gel is a soothing, cold-processed gel formulated to relieve minor skin irritations. It contains all of the anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, and healing properties of the aloe plant in a high concentration. Desert Harvest Rosacea Gel contains the most therapeutic levels of aloe vera possible in a 100% Natural topical application and it contains No Parabens.

Directions: Start with a dab the size of a pea and apply a thin layer to your cheeks and nose. Let it dry and then apply your makeup. Use as often as you need to keep symptoms under control.

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Carbomer (Natural Thickener), Sodium Hydroxide (Natural pH Controller), Vegetable Glycerin, Leuconostic/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (Natural Antimicrobial), Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Extract, Populus Tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract, Gluconolactone (Natural Skin Conditioner).
Overall Assessment: I am so happy to have discovered Desert Harvest, and if you are love to use aloe vera skincare products you will want to familiarize yourself with their products.

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14 comments:

  1. What an amazing brand! I had no idea that there were ingredients within aloe vera that are dangerous! I recently tried an aloe vera drink at Costco and I had no idea that I should look to see if the anthraquinones were removed. Thank you for this informative review l!

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    1. It really is an amazing brand, Allison! I was unaware as well! I am so happy to have learned this as well!

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  2. I should get the hand and body lotion. I know aloe vera is wonderful for skin and this is fragrance free so I could use it.

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    1. I think that you would really like the lotion a lot, Marcia!

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  3. These sound lovely--It's in the high 90's where I am and I feel refreshed just reading about this line!

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    1. It's really worth trying their products, and they are DEFINITELY super refreshing during the summer!

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  4. I'm actually super intrigued by the Rosacea Gel for my husband. $9 for 4 oz. to try and then have if he likes it isn't a bad price.

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    1. It is definitely worth trying, Cassie!

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  5. I am so intrigued by this brand! Will have to do some research

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    1. It is definitely worth researching, and ultimately trying.

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  6. I cannot tell you how happy I am that this line exists! Big fan of anything with aloe vera--nothing calms my heat sensitive skin better!

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    1. I feel the same way, Babi! I hadn't tried the brand before, but now that I have I am so thrilled about its existence, and will always use it!

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  7. Aloe is such a versatile ingredient! I love that it works for all skin types and has healing properties.

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    1. It really is, and it really does! I highly recommend their products!

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