Saturday, 13 October 2012

This That & Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel Review

Hello Guys^^

Long time no see after my previous post yow. I just received This or That Questions Tag and I will post my answers along with some review :)
This time I want to share my experience with :
Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera Soothing Gel 
(in jar 300 ml/10.56 fl.oz)
Price : around Rp. 45.000 ($6) I forgot the exact price.
I won’t say it’s cheap but I think it could still be considered as affordable.

 Pic taken from Nature Republic Website

I bought it at Matahari Tunjungan Plaza Surabaya. It is purchased along with Nature Republic Bebe Mango Concealer which I already reviewed here .

Above are the pics I took from the official web

And this is the item I bought. I don't know why the counter put a green sticker to cover the word '92%' in the front label. Hmm... I really wonder...

There is inner transparent plastic cap placed between outer cap and the product container. Pretty hygienic in my opinion.
'Nature Republic letters also written in the inner transparent cap.

This is how the gel looks like.

This is the back label. There is paper label in indonesian languange attached and covering the original one.

This is information from the indonesian paper label. Very much sorry for the blurry shot.

I was really curious, then I detached the paper label to see the original label behind it. And here is the appearance of the original label. (sorry for the low res pic)

Half of the original label is in korean
I’m gonna write the info on the original sticker label which is in english:
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.
HOW TO USE : Apply an appropriate amount to dry, sensitive parts of the face and body often for the best results.
CAUTIONS : For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Discontinue use if signs of irritation or rash appear. Keep out of reach of children. Replace cap after use.

Well, I don’t know why the paper label which is written in Indonesian contains different arrangement of ingredients list compared with the original one. The ingredients list in the paper label is longer compared to which written in the original one.

 The texture is transparent with medium consistency. 

 This is how it looks like when I put it on my skin.

Texture : transparent gel, fresh aloe scent with hint of (maybe) green tea and jasmine.
It was little bit sticky (sticky like aloe vera) in the first time I applied it but it is absorbed quickly into my skin. My skin felt so fresh and hydrated.
There is time when I use it in a lot of amount on my leg because I want to cure my thirsty dry skin and I experienced a bit redness. I wonder maybe it is because I used it too much? Or maybe there is ingredient in it which is sensitizer for me, Well, I don’t know. So in the next usage I never use it in extra amount again.
It can help soothing your skin after going out for outdoor activities.

This is the side view of the jar.

Now let's jump into my conclusion.

Pros :
- multifunction hydrating gel, can be used for face, hair and body
- hydrating
- fresh scent
- no paraben, coloring, and petrolatum
- contains certified organic aloe vera

Cons :
- contains preservative phenoxyethanol
- contains alcohol
- me experienced bit redness when using extra amount

Repurchase? No. I want to look for rich body  cream.

What is your favourite body care? I’d like to know^^

Now, it's time for me to play 'This or That' Tag 

First I would like to say thank u to Via at who tagged me to play^^


Blush or Bronzer ? Blush
Lipgloss or Lipstick ? Lipstick
Chapstick or Lipbalm ? chapstick

Matte or Sparkle Eyeshadow ? Matte, but little shimmer is okay
Gel, Liquid, Cream or Pencil Eyeliner ? Liquid one, I like the finish
Foundation or Concealer ? Concealer
Neutral or Statement eyes ? Neutral 
Liquid or Powder Foundation ?
Powder Foundation, I easily get breakout from liquid foundie
Winged or Rimmed Eyeliner ? Winged
Pressed or Loose Shadows ? Loose

 (actually I'm not a fan of nail coloring)
Neon, Pastels or Glitter Nail ? Pastels Nail
Long or Short ? Short
Acrylic or Natural ? Natural
Matte or Shiny ? Shiny
Go for Manicure or Manicure yourself ? Manicure myself


Perfume or Body Splash ? Perfume
Lotion or Body Butter ? Body Butter
Body Wash or Soap ? Body wash 
Fruity or Flowery scents ?
Flowery, I don’t like fruity scents on my body coz makes me feel smell like food (fruit) : ) 
* it’s just my weird tought : )
Natural or Synthetic products ? as Natural as I can achieve


Jeans or Sweat Pants ? Jeans
Long sleeve or Short ? Long
Dresses or Skirts ? Dresses
Stripes or Plaid ? Plaid
Tunics or T-shirt ? Tunics
Flip Flop or Sandal ?
Sandal, I don’t know but I don't like flip flop shape.
Scarves or Hats ? Scarves
Studs or Dangling Earrings ? Dangling Earrings :)
Necklace or Bracelets ? Definitely Necklace, I’m not a fan of bracelet actually
Heels or Flats ? Flats, Heels is a torture for me
Jacket or Hoodie ? Jacket


Curly or Straight ? Straight
Bun or Ponytail ? Bun
Bobby pins or butterfly clips ? Bobby pins
Hair spray or Gel ? Gel
Long or Short ? Short
Side Sweep Bangs or Full Bangs ? Side Sweep Bangs


Rain or Shine ? Shine, to be honest I hate rainy season
Summer or Winter ? Of course Summer, I love sunshine and hate cold
Chocolate or Vanilla ? Absolutely Vanilla
Pool or Beach ?
This time I’d say both : ) Pool for swimming exercise and beach for holiday picnic : )
Mall or Online Shopping ? Mall
Coke or Pepsi ? I don’t like soda
Donuts or Pastry ? Pastry

 Well, those are quite fun questions :)

I would like to tag this game to my blogger fellow:
1. Noniq (
3. Awa Zakiyah (
4. Dini Setiyorini (
5.Dhian Aprillia (

Others who want to join this game are welcome^^ Just tell me if u'd like to play
I'll be happy to read ur answers^^


bossa nova said...

I love this product so much, and I just use it for my skin and hair <3
always use it for my daily routine skin care, even bfore I use my make up
never use it for my body. I'd love using nivea for my body, lol

come and see my blog

Penulis Amatir said...

Hello gita
I also use this product for hair too :)
This product is quite refreshing

I just visited ur blog by the way, u got a cute halloween nail art there :)

Creatiia said...

woo, I definitely love this product too.

It's multifunction thus making me love this product more!

I can use it all over my body, hehe I often use this as after sun since Jakarta is loke a living helll on earth!

But I stopped using this as make up base because it triggers breakouts! huhuhuh

if you don't mind, just visit my blog ^_^

Penulis Amatir said...

Hello Creatiia :)
thanx for commenting here.
I did not use for my face coz it tends to be greasy and clogging my pores.
I use on my hand and body.
I'll visit ur blog soon :)

dini setiyorini said...

Aaaak thanks udah di tag, *oow ini pertama kalinya aku diajak maen T_T #terharu..hahahaha
Ikutan maen yaa..

Penulis Amatir said...

@ Jeng Dini : iya iya ayo ikutan, taktunggu postingnya^^

Fifi said...

This is quite cheap for the amount of product you get!! I wonder how much this costs in Korea... must be even cheaper!
I need an aloe vera gel myself because I've been outdoor a lot, my skin's getting so dry lately :(

dini setiyorini said...

ihiiy aku udah ikutan maen this or that tag..thanks hehe

Penulis Amatir said...

@fifi : yes this product is quit useful in hydrating my dry skin and it's pretty refreshing, but I just have to remind my self not to use it too much ha ha...
hope my review can be helpful for u :)
@dini: barusan mampir blogmu :) thank u udah ikutan main^^

aliceorionaaxelle said...

wow thanks fot tag me on "this ot that"
i like your review about Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel i always thinking to buy these item., but wait for some review from indonesia hehe..

Penulis Amatir said...

hello alice dear, thank u, I look forward for ur post about the tag :)

Via Violet Xue said...

Hi deasy thanks uda ikutan this or that nya ^___^ have a nice day <3

Penulis Amatir said...

Halo Via :)
thank u

noniq said...

Hi dear, sorry for the late reply >.< just recovered from bad health lately ^^ anyway, I've never used soothing gel (0w0) -- OMG.. LOL, I'm so outdated. I don't know will I buy it in the future or not, but I will consider your review if I ever think to buy one later.

Anyway... This or That.. Aghhhh thanks for tagginggg :) will reply it sooon soooonnn sooooonnnn ^^ *cross fingers*

See you , have a nice day!

Penulis Amatir said...

Hello dear, thank u fr visiting me here^^
I'm glad u're already recovered :)
hope u always healthy.
relax, u can answer the tag whenever u're not busy^^ it's just for fun anyway

annabellaav said...

Sist, counter natural republic bener ada di matahari TP? Pengen nyoba nih ^^

Penulis Amatir said...

@ anna : iya, beneran koq konternya uda ada di matahari TP, coba aja cek TKP he he :)
konternya kecil si, kayaknya produk2nya jg masi sedikit yg dipajang.