So this is my second post that I’ve made about Korean skincare reviews. I hope you will find this post as useful to them as the previous one. In case you haven’t read it yet, you can find my Innisfree product review here.
Besides Innisfree, I’ve been trying other skincare brands both local and Korean brands. In this post, I’m going to review Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel.
I’m going to be brutally honest about this product. After I used it, I rate this product 2.5 out of 5 stars .
Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel
About the gel
This gel is made up of 90% of aloe, and according to its description on Amazon.com, it is said to be ‘The best of best million-selling gel’ which is sold out approximately 30 times in a year. IMPRESSIVE. You can read more here.
I was looking for a moisturizer to replace my Vasaline lotion and I saw this one. My aunt said it was good, so I gave it a try. Plus, it was on discount, buy 2 free 1. So why not? 😀
I’m a quite lazy person, I got excited when I see products that are of multiple uses. I mean when you are on a trip, you can just grab one box and you’re good to go. Isn’t it great?
I’ve finished the 3 boxes and I’ve tried 4 out of the 8 applications above. I don’t see any noticeable change. Like nothing. I wasn’t impressed. I really expected more out of it. I bought Vasaline which was said to offer multiple usage like this aloe vera gel, and it works superbly for my lips, for my hands (some times) and it also keeps my fragrance last longer. I’ve been using it since. But, this aloe vera gel, I don’t really like it.
I used it as the base of my make up, it didn’t work great. As I mentioned in the last review, Innisfree cushion makes my face feel dry, so I was looking for moisturizer for my face. I used olive cream, it was okay, then I tried this gel, and it was normal. I don’t feel any thing at all. (I rate ‘okay’ as 3 stars and I rate ‘normal’ as 2 stars.) It was like I applied cushion with my bare face.
I applied the gel on my hair as a hair treatment product. My hair wasn’t damage at all, I was just experimenting with this product. I don’t like to apply oil to my hair because it normally causes acne breakout, and it is sticky. I have a thin hair, so when the hair strands glue together, it makes really makes my hair look even thinner. I don’t like that. BUT for this product, I would rate it as 4 out of 5 stars for hair treatment. It is not sticky and it helps keeping the flyaway hair in place. GREAT JOB!
For the moisturizing cream and body care application, I’ve tried them. Not satisfying. When I first apply it, I can feel the fresh and cool sensation on my face for like a few seconds, but it absorbs to my face so quickly and after it dries, I feel nothing. Literally. And I don’t feel any changes or improvement at all. :/
It doesn’t really work out for me, but probably it will for you. I see lots of great reviews of the products on Amazon as well as from my aunt, you can try it if you want. It is around USD 7.00, very affordable. But if you ask me if I would recommend it, I don’t, :(.