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Aloha! Aloe Vera. (Review)

It has been two months! I was busy with school, then I was lazy, then I got a boyfriend. In between all of that was a lot of nasty weather; cold, humid, hot, rain, sunshine, you name it. Keeping my skin moisturized and clear has become that much harder.

For my sensitive skin, aloe vera based skin care is a great answer. Aloe is known to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Aloe is great for:

  • Sunburn
  • Stretch marks (since it promotes skin cell regeneration)
  • Acne
  • Moisturizing
  • Hair and scalp
  • Bug bites

Naturally, I always keep a container of Aloe on hand like chapstick and sun screen.


I wanted to share my experience with a few aloe soothing gel’s that I have used.

Innisfree’s Aloe Revital Soothing Gel

This is the most recent member in my collection, I picked him up at Hallyu Cosmetics in Austin for $10. Good aloe vera gels should have little alcohol (since alcohol is drying), water, aloe and other moisturizing elements. Innisfree’s gel doesn’t have the tacky feeling and applies well. It can be used on your face and body. I’ve replaced my body lotion with this gel and it is great for after shaving to calm any irritation and doesn’t smell very strong.

Holika Holika’s 99% Aloe Soothing Gel

This is my favorite aloe gel. Much like a quality lotion, this gel is moisturizing and soothing. Holika Holkia style with a cute bottle to resemble an aloe plant leaf. This is a complete soothing line including a shower gel and facial cleanser. It boasts all kinds of moisturizing ingredients that my skin loves. I got the small bottle to keep in my bag or purse for bug bites and irritation on the go. Plus it smells great. 

Benton’s Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel 

Benton’s gel sits somewhere in between Innisfree and Holika Holika. It doesn’t have the tackiness Aloe Gels fall pray to, but it is not as moisturizing as the Holkia gel. I mostly used this for my face and it had a slightly thicker consistency than the other two with no real smell. I mostly used it on break outs and irritated dry spots. 


Do use Aloe? What is aloe vera’s best skin benefit?