Thursday, May 24, 2012


Aloe vera is a succulent-like plant with gel-filled leaves. The gel inside is associated with many healing benefits, and can be used both internally and externally. Externally it is most used for the relief of many skin complaints, including sunburns, acne, dry skin, insect bites, stretch marks, cuts/ wounds, aging skin and more.
Since I suffer from oily skin, dry skin, sensitive skin and breakouts from time to time I thought that aloe vera gel might be worth a try. I decided to get the SOOTHING & MOISTURE ALOE VERA 92% SOOTHING GEL from korean brand [NATURE REPUBLIC]. This gel contains 92% pure aloe vera gel and can be used by any skin type, also sensitive skin. I was reading that it was sold more than 1.5 million times in Korea already!
You can also get a Cleansing Foam with 80% aloe vera.

The skin care products of [NATURE REPUBLIC] are endorsed by different KPop celebrities like JYJ, Rain, Goo Hara (KARA), Jang Geun Suk and some more.

Description: Abundant 92% aloe vera! Mild formula free from paraben, mineral oil and artificial colors. This soothing gel with 92% organic aloe vera certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) can be used to mildly moisturize various parts of the body such as the face, arms, legs, and hair. 
[NATURE REPUBLIC]'s aloe vera gel comes in a quite big, green plastic container and contains 300ml what should last for a long time if you don't use it everyday on your whole body. The container is also a bit translucent and has a second clear cover underneath the lid to protect the gel from spilling out.
The main ingredient is Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (92%). Some other ingredients are Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Betaine, Carendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Spearmint Extract, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Water, Perfume and others.
It is free of Paraben, Mineral Oil and Artificial Colors.
The gel is colorless and nice scented. It doesn't feel sticky and becomes a bit more watery when I massage it over my skin. It gets absorbed by my skin very fast and does refresh well. Afterwards my skin feels smooth and stays oil-free for longer than with a normal face cream.
Btw, you can keep the gel in your fridge for a more cooling and refreshing feeling!
I use the aloe vera gel mostly on my face only - sometimes alone and sometimes under another face cream. I really like it till now and hope it will help my skin complaints! I'm also curious about how it works under my make-up. I know that you can mix the gel with your make-up base or foundation - I will do that next time.
How to use: Apply an appropriate amount to dry, sensitive parts of the face and body often for the best results. For external use only! 

Price: around 10,- €/ US$12  
Bought at: eBay (rubyruby76)   

What I love: 
Everything till now!

What I don’t like:  
Nothing yet! Except from the fact that you need to dip your fingers in the gel again. 

Will I buy this again? Yes, I would if it helps long-term! Maybe will try out another aloe vera gel the next time like the one from [Holika Holika].


  1. This is quite reasonably priced and I find it a bit striking the fact that it comes in a jar format. I'm very happy with the one I have from a local brand, though mine is much smaller and was 9€. Mine is 99% aloe vera, though.

    1. I'm sure that yours with 99% works better than this one with just 92% but I still like it. =)
      The one from [Holika Holika] also contains 99% aloe vera but costs US$20 for 300ml. That's why I got this one here.

  2. i love gel moisturizers. I like the fact that it's clear and not colored like a lot of other gels.

    1. This gel is moisturizing but also tightens the skin a bit. So, it's better to use another moisturizer over it. =)

  3. i have been wanting to try since last year! but still didn't get a chance to buy 1. and now holika holika, baviphat also got something like this and their packaging are better, on the tube/pump. rrgggghhh.. it's confusing to choose :)

    1. I don't know the one from baviphat. o3o How much is that one?
      Maybe you should get Holika Holika's coz it is in a pump bottle and contains 99% aloe vera. =P

  4. Love your pictures that you took from the product !! I own the "old" version of it I'm wondering of they really changed something about it OAO


    1. Thanks! ^^ I just use a simple digital cam for my pics, though. ><
      I think the old version contains less aloe vera?! o3o

  5. plesae do this product affect on sensible skin ?? ( face )
    it have bad effect ??