I woke up very early today which is unusual. It's summer in the Philippines and the temperature soars up to 33° at 8:00 AM. Ugh. I had a hard time sleeping too because of the anxiety I am feeling since I'll probably resume working on the 15th. I couldn't wait to go back because I'm running out of funds but at the back of my mind, I am hoping for an extension. This community quarantine is a miracle in disguise for workaholics like mom and I as we're finally able to get some rest. Apart from that, it scares the hell out of me every time I think of the possibility of acquiring COVID-19. It still isn't safe as long as the antidote is nonexistent.
My apology for the early morning sentiments! By the way, I'm making the most out of my remaining days at home so here's a quick review on a mist that I have been using alternately with St. Ives Yaaas! Face Mist Happy Grapefruit. I've been using the Nature Republic quite longer than the one from St. Ives and it took me a couple of months to give a feedback but later is better than never, don't you think? Haha!
Ah, how refreshing! Made from 92% Aloe Vera gel, Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel Mist is enriched with vitamins and is great for keeping the skin hydrated, soothed and cool throughout the day. The Aloe Vera used to make this product comes from certified organic farmers in California (CCOF) and is kind to even the most sensitive of skins, making this suitable for all skin types. Whether you like using this to set your makeup or to stay chill on a hot day, this is a definite must-have in your beauty routine!
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (92%), Alcohol, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglutamic Acid, Betaine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Mentha Viridi (Spearmint) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Carbomer, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyester-5, Polyquaternium-51, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Water, Parfum, Disodium EDTA
Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel Mist has three (3) key ingredients namely: Aloe Vera Extract that soothes, cools and refreshes the skin; Hyaluronic Acid that hydrates to keep the skin plump and elastic and Calendula Flower Extract that improves blood circulation and reduces the appearance of scars and wrinkles.
Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel Mist comes in a green plastic bottle with necessary information such as the claims, ingredients, directions for use, as well as the expiration date of the product. It comes with 150 ml amount of mist, just like the one from St. Ives but I find this one too bulky and definitely not what I would reach out for travelling. I am also not a fan of the spritz bottle because is dispenses the liquid in droplets rather than fine mists. So you won't end up with soaking wet face, hold the bottle 10-15 cm away or much farther and then fan your face or gently pat it in to absorb the product.
SCENT, CONSISTENCY AND EASE OF APPLICATION
It has a subtle Aloe Vera scent that isn't offensive to sensitive noses. I like it actually. The mist itself is gel-like rather than water-like and it's due to the high AV concentration. That makes it feel more hydrating to the skin. Despite the thicker consistency, it's easily absorbed by the skin.I think this mist is a great priming moisturizer but not as a setting spray. I find that the droplets makes my foundation move around. Those that sprays more finely are much preferred.
Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel Mist is an good product for its price. I like how cooling and refreshing it is and how helpful it can be to dry, thirsty summer skin. In a tropical country, heat is very intense so it's nice to stock up on products like this. Moreover, it is free from parabens, mineral oil, and artificial colors making it suitable for any skin type. I like how it gives me that soft, dewy skin every after application. It's not exactly my favorite mist but it's worth it for its inexpensive price. The best thing - no breakouts! Just don't use it on peeling, broken skin because it might sting a bit.
And by the way, I'm pretty sure that there are counterfeits circulating online so make sure to buy only at reputable stores and resellers. Best sellers always have imitations. The nerves of these copycats LOL. I guess that's pretty much everything. Have you tried Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel Mist? Care to share your thoughts?
Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel Mist
Bought for: P260 (150ml)
Bought from: Althea Korea