Happy New Year everyone ;) Let's we all welcome 2013 with a smile. May this new year be a step forward into new adventures, new roads to explore, and new success to reach!! <3
For my last post of the year 2012, I'll pay off my previous promise to review this product, Aloe Vera Soothing Gel from Nature Republic. It was a freebie I got last September from Cosmopolitan Magazine. I was really excited to try it out. Aloe Vera Soothing Gel Nature Republic is quite a best seller product in Korea. I was reading that it was sold more than 1.5 million in Korea. And as you all might know that Nature Republic is a Korean brand which has recently entered Indonesia market. I haven't tried other products from the brand other than this product, but I look forward to test others too.
Without further rambling, let's see how I like the product!
It comes in a transparent green plastic jar with 10 cm diameter and 5 cm height and contains 300 ml capacity. When you open the lid, there is another transparent cover inside to protect the gel from spilling out. I would say it is a pretty big size jar. Compare to The Body Shop Body Butter jar, it is slightly bigger than that. I might think twice to bring it along for traveling though. However the good thing is it lasts for quite long time. I nearly finish the product now since I was using it almost everyday.
Texture and scent
As you could see below image, it has clear gel and super light textures. It also gives a cool and relaxing feeling with fresh aloe scent on skin. At first when I applied this, it felt a little bit sticky luckily after a minute it absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves your skin felt soothing with no more stickiness.
|How to use|
Apply on appropriate amount to dry, sensitive parts of the face and body often for the best results
Results after usage
Out of the best 8 how to use this aloe vera gel, I've tried 6 of them. Honestly, I really like the soothing and fresh feeling after I use it as mask pack and body care. I have also tried to mix this gel with foundation (base make up), it actually turned out pretty well. My foundation texture became lighter than normal. It gave more luminosity look and hydrate the skin at the same time. It also works well as nail essence and to relax my eyes because I can feel the instant difference before and after using it. It hydrates your skin really well and gives more healthy look.
Before I was reluctant to try applying this gel on my hair, because I was afraid that my hair won't absorb the gel as good as my skin and leave me with stickiness. But one day, I felt my hair was really dry and I was using this gel as a face mask, then I thought there's no harm to take a small scoop of this gel and applied it on tip of my hair. I was surprised how it doesn't leave any stickiness on my hair, instead it makes my hair feel smoother and smells nice and fresh. After that, I often apply it on tip of my hair anytime I want my hair smell fresh. The two things I have never actually tried are using it as after shave cream and for relaxing sunburns, but I believe it will work wonder on that too.
I am really grateful to get this product as a freebie, because it is really a good product. It retails at IDR 49.000 or US$ 5 at Nature Republic official counters.
I definitely recommend this versatile product. It works amazing for multiple usages from head to toe. Besides, it has mild formula with no paraben, mineral oil and artificial pigment. The only downside for me is the packaging. I found it is tricky to remove the inside transparent cover when you still have full contents.
I wish they have pump packaging because it will be much easier to use. But after all, I was not surprised how it becomes best seller product.
I know many of you might have tried Nature Republic' products, therefore let me know in the comment below your recommendation of Nature Republic product that worth to try. Lastly, Have a Happy Prosperous New Year 2013 all!! <3 <3