When it comes to plants, Aloe is summertime’s star child. Aloe vera contains 75 nutrients, 200 active compounds, 20 essential minerals, 18 amino acids, and 12 vitamins. You’ve come to rely on the cool oozing substance inside of the green prickly plant to treat minor sunburns, or perhaps to soothe the pain and inflammation of jellyfish stings. You’ve probably, at some point, purchased bottled aloe gel to apply after a long, hot beach day. It’s the oldest trick in the book, but it never does get old. Aloe vera’s reliable range of benefits include hydrating and renewing your skin cells, boosting immunity and serving as a powerful antioxidant. There’s a skin care brand called L’BRI Pure n’ Natural harnessing the power of Aloe Vera in ALL its products, for your daily skincare regimen. It blends aloe’s goodness with natural vitamins, herbs, sea plants, and botanicals formulated to heal, nurture, and rejuvenate the skin. Their proprietary formulations rely on coneflower, Japanese green tea, passion flower, ginseng, and a variety of other botanicals. If your skin is thirsty, get it a drink: L’BRI is currently giving out FREE sample skin care kits. The kits include cleanser, freshener, and moisturizer from a Customized Skin Care Trio, Eye Repair Gel, instant face lift Facial Masque, Exfoliating Face & Body Scrub and Rejuvenating Enzyme Facial Peel. The kit will last you a week to ten days, and you just pay $6.95 S&H. Get your FREE L’BRI aloe vera fix! Skincare IQ: L’BRI has a rather important “skincare IQ” Test on their site, and these are questions you should always be investigating when purchasing or using a new skin care product. The answer to all these questions should be NO! Is water the first ingredient in the product you are using? Does the product you are using contain any artificial coloring, such as FD&C Blue, Yellow 5, D&C Red No. 33, FD&C Yellow? Do your products contain any of these potentially harmful ingredients? Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Laurel Sulfate Do you see pore clogging waxes, such as beeswax, candeilla wax, paraffin or carnauba wax listed among the ingredients? Do you see fragrance listed on the label? Synthetic fragrance is artificially produced and can cause skin irritations in some people. Does the product you are using contain petro chemicals, such as mineral oil?