Alba Botanica Very Emollient After Sun - 98% Aloe Vera Gel
It's really hard for me to walk into a Whole Foods and walk out without some sort of product from Alba Botanica. (I swear that their Good & Clean line has changed my life, but I digress). After this weekend's little mishap, I'm happy to have their After Sun Aloe Vera Gel on hand to calm my skin. I keep my aloe assortment in the fridge for times like these, but I like Alba because it is
JĀSÖN Soothing Aloe Vera Organic Oil
Speaking of brands that I can't resist buying whilst at Whole Foods, Jason has a great Aloe Vera oil that is USDA Certified, that is also free of sulfates, parabens, and artificial colors. This guy is great to just have on hand year round for any type of irritated skin. It's as great for sunburns as it is for windburns, dry skin, chapped skin, or minor wounds. Rumor has it that it's even good for people who are susceptible to acne scarring. And, quite frankly, it's a heck of a lot cheaper than the fancy skin oils I've grown to love so much. Why pay $40 for a luxury oil where the ingredient list bunch of stuff you can't pronounce, when you can buy this all-natural goodness for under $10?
Arcona Chamomile Balm
Since we all know that aloe=awesome, I'd like to take a moment to give chamomile some props as well. While Arcona's Chamomile Balm is not meant only for sunburns, it can be helpful in calming your skin after one, or after certain intense cosmetic treatments like chemical peels. Like the oil above, it's great for winter skin or summer skin. This guy contains Blue Chamomile, licorice extract, and white tea (among other things) to really reduce redness and take away the pain that certain skin conditions can cause. While it calms, it's helping to plump the skin and protect against future damage as well.