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Face-Washing: The Core Of A Good Skincare Regimen

face washingThe act of washing one’s face is one of the fundamental steps that a person can take in the realm of skincare, such that its place as the cornerstone of a skincare regimen is hardly arguable. This is a basic act, one that does not require too much effort or time to be expended in doing it, and really just asks that the person have a reasonable level of manual dexterity and access to a supply of clean water. Washing your face also happens to be one of the very few things that dermatologists are not going to dispute each other over, simply because it works the way it should. Granted, it is advisable that it not be the only part of a skincare regimen, but it does form an integral component.

People should take care to make sure that their hands are clean prior to washing their face, if only because it would be the logical thing to do. Since people are going to be using their hands to wash their face, it would be sensible to make sure that the hands are as clean as possible, to avoid doing damage when the action is supposed to be preventing damage. Aside from the prerequisite water, rinsing the hands with soap can help clean off any visible dirt and acts as a preliminary measure for getting rid of bacteria that might be on there.

Hot water is not advisable for washing your face with. This is a common mistake, particularly because it is a simple matter to confuse hot water with warm water. In reality, warm water is best used because it opens up the pores, allowing the water to flow in and wash things out. Hot water can do this as well, but has the potential to cause damage to the skin, especially if the skin is sensitive. Some people also advocate the use of cold water to close the pores afterwards. The use of cold water for rinsing closes the pores and prevents dirt and other irritants from entering the skin again.

Applying skin cleanser is advisable in between the warm and cold treatments, giving it the chance to seep into the pores and do its job. Applying such topical treatments on closed pores reduces their potency, so rinsing the skin with warm water is advisable. Small amounts are also best, particularly if the skin is sensitive. Cleansers and other topical treatments are best used from the forehead down, unless the instructions specify otherwise. Sensitivity to the cleanser should also be noted, because not all of them follow the same potencies and strengths. In some cases, using smaller amounts helps, but for others, switching to another product completely is the better option.

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Plastic Microbeads and Why They Have Been Banned

The plastic microbeads used inside exfoliants, face wash, toothpaste, deodorant and more have now been banned by the U.S. gov’t. Manufacturing plastic at such a tiny scale and then disseminating them by the tens of thousands into nearly every American home turned out to be a really, really bad idea. Our wastewater treatment plants are not designed to breakdown these plastic microbeads. They do not biodegrade, so they stay in the ground and waterways virtually forever.

Microplastics may be small, but they’re causing big problems for our environment and our health. These tiny pieces of plastic used in personal care products are designed to go down the drain and into our lakes, rivers, and oceans — by the billions every day. They absorb toxins in the water, are eaten by marine life, and can make their way up the food chain all the way to our dinner plates.

Thanks to our Community members flexing their citizen muscles, by 2017 it will be illegal to sell a personal care product containing plastic microbeads – a huge victory for our waterways and public health. This policy provides a precedent setting model for the rest of the world to replicate and is an important stepping stone to tackling plastic pollution in our oceans.

The Aloe Source Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish

So what do you do now that your favorite exfoliate is now discontinued? Look into our Jojoba exfoliating cleanser.
Our Jojoba Radiance Face Wash is created with genuine jojoba microbeads that gently exfoliate while dissolving completely in water. It’s one of the few non-plastic exfoliating cleansers on the market with an affordable price.



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GlossyBox June 2015 Features The Aloe Source

June 2015 Glossybox US

We are delighted to be featured in the June 2015 GlossyBox! Now let’s take a peak inside that box!


Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish ($30 6.7 fl. oz. / 200 mL)

The Aloe Source Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish

This multi-tasking, sulfate-free cleanser effectively removes makeup, oil and impurities. Gently exfoliates with a combination of jojoba microbeads and alpha and beta hydroxy acids, while nourishing aloe vera soothes skin.


Vitamin C Antioxidant Creme ($40.00 1 fl. oz. / 27 mL)

The Aloe Source Vitamin C Antioxidant Creme

This luxuriously rich crème hydrates parched skin, while a stabilized vitamin C complex and aloe vera provide antioxidant benefits for a glowing, youthful-looking complexion.


Luminosity Masque ($34.00 1.7 fl. oz. / 46 mL)

The Aloe Source Luminosity Masque

This soothing gel masque combines pineapple and papaya enzymes to gently exfoliate the skin, while aloe vera and willowherb extract soothe the skin, leaving it smooth, radiant and more youthful-looking.


What Did You Get In Your Box?

Share your unboxing pictures and videos with us in the comments below for a chance to win our limited edition Summer Essentials Kit.

Are you as smitten with our extensive line of aloe vera products as our friends over at GlossyBox? Head over to our store and enjoy 20% off on any order for the whole month of June with promo code GLOSSYBOX.


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Manhattan Beauty Examiner Reviews The Aloe Source

We are so excited that featured The Aloe Source in their latest beauty review. Lauren Romano, also known as the Manhattan Beauty Examiner is a blogger for, she writes about food, beauty, and fashion trends for the online publication.

She reviewed some of our best products including the Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish and Luminosity Masque. She states in her blog, “The cleansing polish feels good on the skin, does a great job of exfoliating in a non-abrasive way, and doesn’t leave behind a gross layer on the skin afterwards. Despite being a really gentle cleanser, it does the job well.”

The Aloe Source Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish
Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish ($30.00 6.7 fl. oz. / 200 mL)
The Aloe Source Luminosity Masque
Luminosity Masque ($34.00 1.7 fl. oz. / 46 mL)














To see the full article, please visit her blog here.

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The Aloe Source Listed on Holiday Beauty Better Bets

We are so excited that featured the Pomegranate Kit in their 2013 Holiday Beauty: Better Bets list. Our nourishing aloe based body products are part of an exclusive list of holiday beauty must haves that the expert beauty blogger recommends. Rhonda Erb, a blogger for, writes about fashion and beauty trends for the online publication.

She purchased our Pomegranate Kit during National Pomegranate Month in November and fell in love. She states in her blog, “These skin pampering body products leave the skin subtly scented with hints of pomegranate, passion flower and pear. The foaming Body Wash leaves skin feeling touchably soft and the Body Lavish seals in the moisture. Both products contain skin-nourishing pomegranate, aloe vera and grape seed extract.”

To see the rest of her holiday beauty must haves and the full article, please visit her blog here.

Pomegranate Body Kit
Indulge your senses with nuances of pomegranate, passion flower and pear. This body kit made up of the Pomegranate Body Wash and Pomegranate Body Lavish is a perfect combination to clean and hydrate skin.


Don’t Forget to look at all our body products we have to after to keep your skin looking Nourished and hydrated!



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THE Makeup Junkie Loves The Aloe Source Skin Care

We were delighted to be featured in a review post by I am THE Makeup Junkie. Not only did she try some of our best products, the blog author loved them and gave great reasons why the products worked for her and can work for others with similar skin types.

She reviewed the following products:

  • Botanical Cleansing Milk
  • Botanical Toner
  • Youth Renew Serum
  • Youth Renew Moisturizer
  • Lip Therapy
The Best Skin Care Products from The Aloe Source Cleansing Milk
Botanical Cleansing Milk

Botanica Cleansing Milk ($28.00 6.7 fl. oz. / 200 mL)

While the author is usually a gel cleanser fan, she states that she, “really, really likes this cleanser.” She found the cleanser to be exceptional at cleaning her face to take off makeup while leaving her skin feeling clean and fresh. She has combination skin, so a good, balanced cleanser is something she looks for. She recommends this cleanser for those who have similar skin, but says that people with very oily skin may want to try another product.

The Best Skin Care Botanical Toner by The Aloe Source
Botanical Toner

Botanical Toner ($26.00 6.7 fl. oz. / 200 mL)

If you are considering a new toner, the author recommends this skin care toner as the one to get! She isn’t a big toner user, but says that they are great for balancing pH levels after a peel and that our toner does a great job of doing just that. She said it was very soothing and left her face feeling “amazing” when used it right after her peel.

The best skin care products from The Aloe Source - Youth Renew Serum
Youth Renew Serum

Youth Renew Serum ($54.00 1 fl. oz. / 29 mL)

Our must-have serum was a favorite for THE Makeup Junkie. She exclaimed that serums and oils are all the range in skin care and that everyone needs one in their arsenal. She likes that it is an intense treatment serum that contains many of the ingredients that you want like peptides, aloe vera, red rice stem sells and date seed kernel extracts which all reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve skin’s texture. She explained that only a small amount of our serum is needed per application because it is very light and absorbs quickly. Overall, she considers the Youth Renew Serum “a must have from the line!”

The Best Skin Care Youth Renew Moisturizer The Aloe Source
Youth Renew Moisturizer

Youth Renew Moisturizer ($50.00 1.7 fl. oz. / 46 mL)

Our moisturizer is chocked “full of peptides, aloe vera, DMAE and alpha-lipoic acid,” making it a great moisturizer to have in the author’s opinion. Our moisturizer moisturized, toned, and improved the elasticity of her skin. She recommends it for combination, normal and drier skin types, but thinks that oiler skin tones would benefit from our another Aloe Source product, the O2 Infusion Moisturizer. She also suggests that if you’re looking for more anti aging benefits, check out our Youth Renew Moisturizer.

The Best Skin Care Lip Therapy The Aloe Source
Lip Therapy

Lip Therapy ($8 0.15 oz. / 4.3 g)

The last product that THE Makeup Junkie reviewed was our Lip Therapy. She found it to be “an extremely moisturizing and nourish lip balm” that hydrates and protects. She really enjoyed the product and found that it left her lips feeling “soft, smooth, and protected.” She also found that it lasted longer than she expected which resulted in less time reapplying.

To read the entire article with the full reviews, click here.


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The Aloe Source Skin Care: Named a Fall Favorite


We were flattered that Pretty In the East named the Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish as one of her November Favorites for 2013. Our luxurious cleanser is part of a long list of Fall favorites that the expert beauty blogger recommended. Michelle, the creator and blogger for, writes about fashion, beauty trends, skin care and her life on the East Coast.

She received our skin care sample in the November GlossyBox and fell in love. She states on her blog, “I received a generous sample of this cleansing polish in my November Glossy Box  and immediately fell in compete and utter LOVE! I am most definitely buying a full size of this wonderful product asap! It breaks down and removes any leftover makeup amazingly well and cleanses the skin without feeling the least bit harsh or drying. It contains exfoliating beads that are gentle enough for everyday use yet definitely add the little ‘oomph’ that makes this cleanser more effective than most others I have tried. Also, my skin has been looking great ever since I started using this! I have not had any breakouts, it feels smoother, and looks more even toned. After cleansing my face and patting it dry, my skin feels so clean, refreshed, and glowing! This is honestly, the best everyday cleanser I have ever used, hands down!”

To see the rest of her favorite things and see the full article, please visit her blog here.

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Review: You Are My Celebrity: “So Good You’ll Forget” the ALOE source


tas-bbAs you get older, your skin can change drastically and keeping it under control can be a real challenge as the expert blogger at found out. Skin care that used to work for your skin can now cause break outs or just be ineffective. Aloe vera is a powerful “miracle plant” with many positive qualities especially in regards to skin ailments.

In her blog, “So good you’ll forget: the ALOE source” the author states that as she entered her late 20’s, her skin began to change for the worse and that finding a skin care product to keep her skin in check was a difficult task. After using The Aloe Source skin care her skin is “clean and smooth and not dry or oily.”

You may be thinking, “which skin care products from The Aloe Source is she using to get such amazing results?” Lyssa, the blog’s author, has been using our clarifying cleanser, clarifying toner and the vitamin c antioxidant creme. This amazing trio has done a 1-2 punch on her skin and given her a radiant and flawless look that we all desire. She even states that our aloe vera skin care products are “so good you’ll forget your using them”.

Click here to read the full review from Lyssa at

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Celebrities Get Pampered with Luxury Skin Care Products from The Aloe Source

SimplyStylist Designer Shopping Event Dallas, TX

Win FREE tickets to the Simply Stylist Designer Shopping Event, courtesy of The Aloe Source, on Sunday, November 17th, 2013 at the W Hotel Dallas from 3pm to 6pm. One lucky winner will receive a free pair of “Shopaholic” tickets and the opportunity to mix and mingle with celebrities, beauty experts and fashionistas.

WIN Simply Stylist Tickets!

Meet Catt Sadler at Simply Stylist Dallas
Meet Catt Sadler at Simply Stylist Dallas

The beautiful and talented Catt Sadler from E! News will be hosting the event, which will include a DJ, appetizers, shopping, pampering, and five breakout sessions on various topics from industry tastemakers.  Catt, of E! News, is an Emmy winning journalist who was named by the Los Angeles Times as One of the Top 10 Next Broadcasters of Our Generation.   For the first time ever, Catt will be speaking on the Experts panel for those who want to hear her story and how she got started in the entertainment industry.

Whether you have general admission ticket or opted for the VIP treatment, you will be walking away with luxurious Aloe vera based skin care products from The Aloe Source.

Get our Vitamin C Antioxidant Creme and Eye Firming Complex at Simply Stylist Dallas

All guests will receive The Aloe Source, Eye Firming Complex, an under eye brightening and bag busting Eye Firming Complex made with Aloe vera, sea kelp, gotu kola, and Echinacea extract.

For attendees with a VIP ticket, you will not only get The Aloe Source Eye Firming Complex, but also the hydrating Vitamin C Antioxidant Crème, which is packed with stabilized vitamin c and Aloe vera that will give you a glowing, youthful-looking complexion.

Head to The Aloe Source Facebook page and enter to win, or text ALOE to 635-66 and enter your email address for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the event.

Simply Stylist was founded in 2009 and is dedicated to connecting consumers with top tier designers, stylists, and tastemakers in the fashion industries. They currently have events in New York, Chicago, LA, and Dallas. Attendees receive tools, tips and instructions from industry leaders and big brands to help further their careers and passions in the fashion industries. Each city includes a networking lunch, where you can mix and mingle with potential employers, brands, and other like-minded fashionistas. The events always ends with a designer fashion and beauty-shopping event where you can buy the hottest styles and products at great discounts, and VIP ticket holders can even be styled by the designers themselves at the shopping event.


Exclusive Offers from The Aloe Source- November 2013


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