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I hope you all are doing great… 🙂
The summer season is already here and that means our skincare stash and wardrobes need to be revamped!
All the warm clothes and heavy-duty moisturizers go out and in comes the breezy summer dresses and a truckload of mists and lightweight gels! 😛
If I talk about my daily skincare routine during the summer season, one thing needs special mention, and that’s our dear old “Aloe Vera Gel“!
Today, I am going to review my current favourite aloe gel for you all!
Read on… ❤️
THE FACE SHOP JEJU ALOE FRESH SOOTHING GEL
DESCRIPTION: Jeju Aloe Fresh Soothing Gel formulated with 99% Aloe Vera Leaf Extract from Jeju to soothe and moisturize the skin! This gel can be used for various purposes, including moisturizing, soothing, facial pack, and after-sun care. As Aloe Vera Leaf Extract is absorbed into the skin without leaving any sticky residue behind, it soothes and moisturizes at the same time.
Formulated without five additives: Paraben, Benzophenone, Animal Oil, Mineral Oil, Artificial Colorants.
INGREDIENTS: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Triethanoamine, BIS-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Allantoin, Betaine, Sodium Polyacrylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Butylene Glycol, Polyglutamic Acid, Lactobacillus/Aloe Barbadensis Ferment Filtrate, Dipropylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower/Leaf Extract, Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Monarda Didyma Leaf Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Water/EAU, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Parfum/Fragrance.
DIRECTIONS: Apply an appropriate amount to dry, sensitive parts of the face and body.
CAUTION: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Discontinue use if irritation or rash occurs. Do not use on broken or damaged skin. Do not store at extreme temperatures or in direct sunlight.
COST: Rs. 450 for 300ml (available on discount during sales)
SHELF LIFE: 24 months
MY TAKE ON THE PRODUCT:
The Face Shop Jeju aloe fresh soothing gel comes in a sturdy plastic tube with a green-coloured flip cap. (*It is also available in tub packaging, for those who prefer tubs.) The packaging is durable and leak-proof, however, it is quite bulky… So, I don’t think that it is suitable for travel purposes… 😛
The tube has all the necessary details about the product, including the list of ingredients and expiry date, mentioned on it…
The aloe gel is transparent and colourless… It is non-runny but has an extremely lightweight, watery texture… The gel has a herbal fragrance which I find quite soothing! The smell is mild and fades away within a couple of minutes. So, I don’t think that it is going to bother the sensitive noses much…
My facial skin gets quite oily and problematic during the summer season and I pretty much ditch all of my moisturizers! This aloe gel gets absorbed into the skin within no time and doesn’t leave behind any residue… Hence, it acts as a perfect moisturizer for oily skin types!
It is also very soothing and when used after sun exposure, threading or hair removal, it calms down the skin…
This aloe gel can be used as a mask for both face and hair as well as in DIY beauty recipes… 🙂
Now, this gel contains quite a few chemicals, including alcohol and fragrance, but it also contains several herbal extracts like grapefruit seed extract, rosemary leaf extract, basil leaf extract, lavender flower extract and more… So, I am not mad at it… 😛
If you prefer to use only 100% natural gels, this is not something that would please you! But if you are fine with using skincare products that contain a small amount of artificial additives, I think you would find this gel pretty amazing! ❤️
(Also read my review of Aroma Magic Grapefruit Face Wash here!)
SUMMING UP PROS AND CONS:
1. Easily available online on Amazon, Flipkart and Nykaa.
2. Value for money.
3. Sturdy, leak-proof packaging.
4. Free of paraben, benzophenone, artificial colouring, animal oils and mineral oils.
5. Contains several herbal extracts.
6. Has a mild, herbal fragrance.
7. Doesn’t leave behind any residue.
8. Gets absorbed into the skin pretty fast.
9. Can be used as a moisturizer for combination-oily skin types.
10. Can be used as a hair and face mask.
11. Good for soothing the skin after hair removal/threading/sun exposure.
1. Not travel-friendly; bulky packaging.
2. Contains fragrance and quite a few chemicals.
FINAL TAKE: The Face Shop Jeju aloe fresh soothing gel is a refreshing gel which can be used as a moisturizer, face pack, post hair removal treatment and after sun care…
It does contain some chemicals, so, if that is fine with you, you can give this a try! 🙂
Hope it helps! ❤️