Verabella Aloe Tea Tree Healing Gel Review
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As a beauty and lifestyle blogger, I’m always trying the new launches, and always looking for the next big thing. It occupies so much time, keeping up with beauty brands and their new releases, that I sometimes forget to tell you guys about my tried and true, must-have products! I really need to do an all-time best cruelty free products post. Hopefully I’ll get around to making that happen. But in the meantime, you really need to know about this gem from Verabella Spa.
I’ve been going to Verabella Spa in Beverly Hills for cruelty free facials off and on for more years than I can count. Way back in the day, they introduced me to their Aloe Tea Tree Healing Gel. I have combination skin and I’ve struggled with acne my whole adult life, so I was immediately intrigued. I actually think this is a must have product for ALL skin types, but I’ll get to that in a minute.
Verabella was started by celebrity aesthetician, Vera Kantor. When she was young, she learned her Russian mother’s and grandmother’s homemade skincare recipes. She and her adult daughter, Victoria, have perfected the recipes over the years, and have brought them to market using the same natural ingredients. The products are made in the USA, cruelty free, vegetarian (many are vegan), and you can see a full list of ingredients on their website, along with EWG ratings for each.
The (vegan) Aloe Tea Tree Healing Gel is great for healing, killing bacteria and hydrating skin. It’s made with certified organic aloe vera, witch hazel, tea tree oil, calendula, arnica, vegetable glycerin, cornflower and panthenol (Vitamin B5). It’s a non-sticky gel that feels so comforting to my skin. This is great as a light moisturizer for acne-prone and oily skin types. Those with combination or dry skin can use a heavier moisturizer on top. It’s also great to use post-laser for gentle healing, or as an after-shave.
One of the best acne-fighting tools in my arsenal is my high frequency machine. It’s surprisingly affordable (less than fifty bucks) and it works so well for acne. I even brought it with me to Scotland for my wedding! Plus, I’m told it may help with hair growth, so I’m just starting to test it for that. I have found that the Verabella Aloe Tea Tree gel works very well as a conductor and lubricant when I’m using the high frequency device. So, overall I’m a huge fan, and I will keep buying this amazing skin-healing product!