Sorry for updating so late, I am too busy these days. Today I will talk about one of the best sellers in Korean Beauty-Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel (I mentioned it in The 7 Best Korean Face Masks for Acne-Korean Skincare Products Review before). In this post, I will explore my experience and look into details about it. If you want to know more about this famous aloe vera gel, this review may help you out!😀
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About Nature Republic
You may know Innisfree from my previous post and it is affordable. I have to say Nature Republic is even cheaper than Innisfree. This South Korean cosmetics brand is relatively young and was founded in 2009. “A Sense of the Beginning” is the brand’s philosophy which means they want to deliver the nature of life to customers. Nature Republic expands its geographic reach very quickly and now you can buy the products from US, China, and other countries.
Nature Republic Aloe Vera Fake vs Real
As there are so many fake nature republic aloe vera gels in the market, I ask my friend to bring it from Korea. If you want to know how to tell the difference between fake and real? Yes, you can compare the package into details. However, sometimes it is hard to tell the difference due to the technology those fake products factories have these days. I think the most effective way is to smell. The real one has a light and fresh aloe scent but the fake one has stronger and artificial floral scent. My sister bought a fake one before and I can identify the difference easily. The truth is it is more difficult and expensive to counterfeit the smell than the package.
Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel Review
Let’s get into the review now.The gel in these pictures is my second one(I am trying to improve my photography skills now😀) so I think it is the time to give a report.
Not like other normal face masks or moisturizers, this nature republic gel comes with a big plastic round box (300 ml). The green color gives me a natural and healthy impression. The packaging is definitely not in the “luxury” camp but is adorable. Remember to clean your hands before applying it or you can use it with a brush.
When you look at the ingredients list on the back, you will find that Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract has been put on the first.But the second one is alcohol which aims at bringing customers “cool” feeling.Hence if you are sensitive skinned, this product may not suit for you.
The formula here also contains Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol and Polyglutamic Acid, Betaine, Hyaluronate-All of them are moisturizers. Other ingredients include 1,2-Hexanediol (preservative), Calendula Officinalis Extract and Thuja occidentalis.
Besides, when you see the “transparent gel” in the box, you probably think it made from “aloe vera” itself. Nevertheless, the gel is formed with the help of Carbomer and Disodium EDTA and the fresh smell is with the help of Parfum.
Therefore, this product does contain aloe in it but also include some chemical properties. This “Nature Republic” product is not as natural as they advertised.
As I said above, this aloe gel has a fresh scent and the texture is very lightweight. When I apply it on both my face and body, I get a comfortable “cool” feeling (alcohol in it). This feeling alongside the fresh smell makes me relaxed. It is a little bit sticky at the first few minutes and will form a film after 10 minutes if you don’t mix it with something else. The ingredients are so gentle for me and never cause any irritation.
How to Use Nature Republic Aloe Vera
There are so many ways to use it when you search online. I only write down the way I have ever used it.
- Sunburn relief: I like to use it in Summer especially when I return from outdoor activity. I store it in my refrigerator to get a cooler feeling. Applying a big amount of aloe vera gel all over the face and body is the fast way to make my skin calm down.
- Facial mask: Aloe itself has the extraordinary moisturizing effect and this gel also includes some other moisturizers. Hence I always take a thick layer of it on my face after showering. I will rinse off after 10 minutes. I also use it whenever I get breakouts.
- Moisturizer: Use it after serum or lotion to make your face stay moisturized.
- Body lotion: If you are oily and combination skinned girls, this gel can also be used as the body lotion. I prefer to apply it when Summer comes.
- Eye pack: Dig some gel out and layer it on the cotton pad. Then put on the eyes and wait for 10 minutes to tissue it off.
When I use this nature republic aloe gel as the sunburn remedy, it makes me very surprised. It not only helps to cool down my “hot” skin but also reduce the redness (include the redness caused by acne) in a short time. It is known that aloe has great inflammation effect.So I decided to always incorporate it into my regime.
However, I don’t think it is an amazing hydrating mask. It absorbs quickly and relieve my stress but can’t offer enough hydration to my combination skin in Autumn and Winter. I feel a little bit strapped if I leave it on my face more than 10 minutes. But it is still good to help my skin stay hydrated on hot days or as the body lotion. I also tried to use it as the moisturizer and I feel it cannot hold for the whole day long. Hence, I think it will not be a very good choice for dry skinned peers to use it as hydrating mask or moisturizer.
Besides, it does its job well as a soothing, cool eye mask. It has a good effect on reducing swelling.
- Very cheap!
- Good sunburn relief effect
- Reduce redness
- Reduce puffiness
- Not enough hydration for skin
- Not as natural as advertised.
This is my review for nature republic aloe vera gel. It is affordable and multi-purpose. Even though it will not make wonders for your dry skin but still can provide basic service. If you always get sunburn, you will like it!
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