Meet the plant of Immortality and its Phuket Guru
Emmanuelle Ghobert is a most unusual and gifted Belgian woman who has brought her flair for cosmetology and indeed life to Phuket. Let us introduce you to her stunning gifts that may change your life forever!
Emmanuelle Ghobert started her voyage of creative discovery by specializing in the hospitality sector and in particular the wonderful world of French gastronomy working for seven years producing wonderful French cuisine. But after her initiation into the world of creativity, she branched out from food to beauty as it were. She became entranced by the world of beauty and appearance and general good health and decided to study for a Masters Degree in Cosmetology. She remarks that cosmetology keeps on evolving and developing through time and advances in modern science and technology are continuing to have a huge impact on the world of beauty and the treatments designed to enhance and capture it. Cultural influences are also important in cosmetology and with globally instantaneous communications, we now inhabit a world in which learning from every country and culture can be assimilated and applied here in Phuket to produce the most wonderful results in pursuit of beatification.
One innovation of enormous importance in the world of beauty is the discovery and use of the so called “plant of Immortality” or Aloe Vera. This most amazing plant can be traced back to the time of the Pharos and has been used since Egyptian times 3,050 years before the birth of Christ. In fact it is depicted in hieroglyphics carved into the stone walls of Pharos’s tombs, so important was it to these ancient people. Preparations made from the plant itself are often used in the cosmetic and alternative medicine industries which make claims for its soothing, moisturizing and healing properties. Aloe Vera gel is also used as an ingredient in commercially available lotions, yogurt, beverages and even some desserts.
Thailand is blessed in that it has the perfect climate for growing Aloe Vera and happily enough this wonder plant can be used for the treatment of many of the conditions that Phuket’s climate may induce. The sun and rains can be destructive to the natural beauty of one’s skin, but this wonder plant can be sued to counteract the effects.
In addition Aloe Vera is used topically to treat wounds and many skin conditions and it can even be taken orally as a laxative. Today, in addition to traditional uses people take Aloe orally to treat a variety of conditions, including diabetes, asthma, epilepsy and osteoarthritis. People also use Aloe topically for osteoarthritis, burns, sunburns and psoriasis.
Aloe Vera gel can be found in hundreds of skin products, including lotions and sun-blocks, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it as a natural food flavoring.
Indeed Aloe Vera is a wonder pant a true gift of Immortality in the pursuit of beauty and we have an abundance of it here in Phuket.
-By Emmanulle Ghobert
Aloe Vera product can be found on www.siam-cosmetic.com
Last Updated (Friday, 04 May 2012 10:00)