I had a mini crisis yesterday when I realized that I’m almost out of Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel, currently my favorite body moisturiser.
I normally don’t freak out over things like this but Nature Republic’s aloe gel is very popular so it is quite hard to come by. In Manila, where there are a number of Nature Republic stores, it is one of the bestsellers so people really hoard. Furthermore, there is no Nature Republic Store in Davao City so I buy my supply from eBay. And luckily for me, a few sellers still have stocks on hand so there’s no need for crisis intervention. :-p
So what do I like about this aloe gel? First, it is a great all-around moisturizer. I have used it as a light face and body moisturizer, and it works great. The manufacturer claims that each tub contains 92% aloe vera and I guess this is the reason why the Nature Republic aloe gel soothes and softens the skin splendidly. Secondly, it is affordable at Php300 per 300 ml tub. Each tub lasts about two months for me as I apply the gel liberally.
However, this aloe gel is far from perfect. It is not organic although the ingredient list assures me that it doesn’t contain parabens. Also, there’s the issue of unhygienic packaging. I agree with those bloggers who say that it would have been awesome if the product came in sturdy pump bottles.
I’m thinking of using the Nature Republic Aloe Soothing Gel for a few months more before I move on to other brands. There are organic aloe gels available on Ebay so I hope I find a reliable brand that’s easy on the wallet.