May 09, 2008

Superhero Product: Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel

This Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel is one heck of a superhero, and both Kahani and I love it to bits. There are just so many ways to use this gel!

I love using it on days when I only want a light moisturiser. As it's gel, it's non-greasy and is absorbed into the skin really quickly. It's also fragrance free with no added colour or alcohol, which means that it has less irritants, a great bonus for sensitive skin.

I also use it as one of the main ingredients when concocting my aspirin mask, and so far it's worked beoootifully. You can take a look at Kahani's recipe for homemade aspirin mask here.

And now that summer is here for those of you in the northern hemisphere (it's summer all year long here in Kuala Lumpur), I'd recommend you keep a tube or bottle handy when you hit the beaches. It's a great relief for sunburnt skin.

During a visit to Singapore last year (which always seems hotter than KL), my face was practically burning after a day out on Orchard Road. Fortunately, I brought a little tube with me (which I had cleverly chucked into the fridge earlier), so I slathered it on after cleansing. It really soothes the skin, and helps prevent it from peeling and getting all flaky. Lovely.

And ooh, guy friends have also said they use it as a hair gel. How more multipurpose can you possibly get?

FOTE also claims that their gel provides relief for insect bites, chafing, minor burns and so on, but I haven't personally tried the gel for those purposes, so no comments there.

In Malaysia, this aloe vera gel can be bought at most drugstores for cheap (below RM15). And it even comes in various sizes (brilliant people in FOTE, I tell you) for you to choose. From the huge 340gm bottle (which simply lasts forever), to the 170gm tube, to the travel-friendly 56gm tube (which goes,everywhere with me).

How else do you use this superhero gel? I'd love to know.

Kahani: Aloe vera gel also makes a great base for mixing with mineral foundation to make a tinted moisturiser.And for the UK girls, I found out that Holland & Barretts have a great AVG for reasonable prices.


ssyeeennn said...

hi.. thanks for blogging about FOTE, i thgt it was oni available in msia.

and, coincidentally, im syen, too :) and i use estee lauder makeups which are from my mom. hahahahha.

nice to meet you.

Syen said...

Hi Ssyeeennn!

LOL. No prob. FOTE is one of my fave stuff and definitely a superhero in my books. I'm glad you like FOTE too!

Well.. I guess we usually start our makeup journey's with mom's stuff. =P

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Hope to see more of your comments! =)

sHin said...

hmm unfortunately it doesnt quite work well for me. i hv slightly sensitive skin, it burns my skin n stings my eye. heard on forums that it happens to some other girls too. hmm. quite disappointed cos i dont such reactions with other brands of aloe vera.

Syen said...

Hi sHin,

Aww.. sorry to hear it didnt work for you. But as with all products, what works will differ from one person to another. Hope you'll find something which works great and become a staple for you.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Cheerios~

Anonymous said...

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Syen said...

Anon: Thanks for sharing.

Maria said...

Aloe Vera has been wonderful for my skin for a long time. I'll check out those supplements you recommended.

Sergio Cadona said...

Aloe vera is a product for every type of skin . it is a natural food flavoring and gives the result in few weeks. There is no side effects on any type skin aloe is a very highly effective in treating like pimples.I was used since last six months and give the results . so i am very happy to use this products.

Winterlady said...

aloe Vera helps me to improve my skin tone

Anonymous said...


Do you know if this product is safe to be applied on the hair scalp?