Today I’ll be bringing you another skincare find, Nature Republic’s Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel. So excited to finally got the chance to review this product.

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Aloe Vera is widely known for its skincare benefits. Growing up in a country where natural home remedies are prevalent, you tend to be familiar with its history and how it should work for you. The Aloe Vera has been my family’s go-to home remedy for mild burns and at-home hair treatment.

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Product Description

The Nature Republic’s Aloe Vera Soothing gel is meant to be an all-around gel, used for soothing skin irritations and gives you that cold refreshing feeling. It is enriched with natural aloe vera! This soothing gel with California aloe vera can be used to mildly moisturize various parts of the body such as the face, arms, legs, and hair.

Dimensions: 2.1 x 3.9 x 3.9 inches

Volume/Quantity: 300 ml / 10.56 fl.oz.

Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces

Ingredients as written in the package

Aloe barbadensis leaf extract (92%), Alcohol, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglutamic Acid, Betaine, sodium hyaluronate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Mentha Viridis(Spearmint) Extract, Melisa Officinalis Extract, Carbomer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Water, Perfume, Disodium Edta.

Note: It has Alcohol

Direction as written in the package

Apply an appropriate amount to dry, sensitive parts of the face and body often for the best results.

Price

Nature Republic : $6.60

Amazon : $7.10

Skincare Fine: Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel Nature Republic

Packaging

It is packaged in a lovely green plastic see-through wide tub. It mimics the softer color of the Aloe Vera plant. I like that when you open the cap, it has a layer of inner cover or lid that keeps the gel in place.

Texture

It is a thick clear gel that melts when in contact with your skin. At first, I thought it would be sticky but not at all like that. It easily blends and dissolves when you rub it in your skin.

Scent

It smells like the actual Aloe Vera plant but a little tad stronger, I’m guessing it’s from the added perfume. I like the fresh smell though, it’s not too overwhelming.

I would say I like this product. Take note that this doesn’t heal any burns or irritation, it will just soothe and moisturize. If you are looking for something that medicates, then this is not the product for you.

The packaging is huge and will probably last for months. It is in a wide mouth tub, easy to scoop out the gel, but the downside is, it could get unhygienic. I recommend using a small clean spatula or spoon to scoop the gel out; this will prevent the introduction of debris and bacteria into the tub which will help make the gel last longer.

The gel is remarkably lightweight and doesn’t leave a sticky, oily film on your skin. It is good for minor skin irritations and mild sunburns because of that cold refreshing feeling you get when it’s in contact with your skin. It also feels incredibly moisturizing. However, if you have chronic or severely dry skin, I don’t think this product will correct it, although it will give a temporary moisturizing effect and that’s about it.

It is effortless to wash and wipe out making it feel temporary. As I mentioned earlier, it is also a cooling gel which is a perfect cooling product during warm or summer days. I recommend storing the tub in the refrigerator if you want that intensified cooling effect.

If you go to the Nature Republic’s website, you will see this image that recommends the eight (8) best uses for the Aloe Vera Gel. I did try to use as suggested and these are my thoughts about it:

  1. Fask Mask – I scooped a substantial amount of gel, and mixed 3-5 drops of Rosehip face oil and coat my entire face before going to bed. I could feel that my skin slowly absorbed the gel without feeling greasy or oily. I didn’t rinse it out and left it on overnight. The next day, I could feel that my face wasn’t dry and cakey at all. I still see redness, but I don’t think it was from the gel. I just love how my face felt the morning after.
  2. Makeup base – I mixed my foundation liquid and the gel, as suggested I used 2:1. My liquid foundation felt like a tinted moisturizer; it’s not heavy and thick. Loved how it felt light and still covers some imperfections. The gel diluted the foundation, so it will leave a thin layer. Not appropriate if you want full coverage.
  3. Aftershave cream – I let my husband tried this one. He said it felt terrific after shaving. It didn’t sting unlike other aftershaves; it just left a refreshing film that felt good. I don’t think it will prevent irritation; it will only minimize it.
  4. Hair Treatment– If my hair feels dry and frizzy, this can help give a temporary fix. It doesn’t act like a gel that holds my hair in place, but what it does is, it provides a little moisture and keeps my frizzies controlled. I use it as a leave on conditioner.
  5. Eye Mask – I scooped a right amount of gel and put it on a piece of cotton and used it as an eye mask. Another thing you can do is put the tub in the refrigerator and let it get cold before doing this. I didn’t see any improvements, but it felt refreshing and relaxing, perfect for an at-home spa treatment.
  6. Nail Essence – I didn’t just use it as a nail essence, I used it as a hand cream. It didn’t leave a thick greasy feel which I like; but because I always wash my hands at work, I had to consistently use the product if I wanted the effects to last the whole day.
  7. Body Lotion – I didn’t put it on my entire body, I just used it on my feet. The soothing effect helps, especially if you are on your feet the whole day. After taking a shower, I scoop a good amount of the gel and massage it on both my feet. My skin felt smooth and moisturized.
  8. Soothes Sunburn – Didn’t get a chance to use this gel for soothing sunburns. Instead, I used this gel after my hair laser removal treatment – the closest thing to sunburn. Although the stinging sensation you feel after the treatment disappears instantaneously, putting this on helps eases the redness and bumps. I also love the cold feeling it gives.

Final Thoughts

I think this is an excellent product to have in my collection, especially good to have for summer and warmer seasons. However, I don’t think I will use this gel for all of my skincare needs. Would I buy another tub? Yes, I would probably buy more of this, but not my priority and need, it’s good to have though. Also, the gel will last a long time; I don’t think you will be able to use it all up in a month or two. And for the $6 or $7 price tag – you will get your money’s worth.

Score: 3.8/5

Do you have any uses for this Aloe Vera Gel?

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