The heat in the country now is unbearable. I don't go out lately especially from mid-morning to the afternoon. But with this kind of weather, the beach is the best place to go. I haven't been to the beach for almost a year now. Manila has no beach. You have to travel outside the city to get into a beach resort and I don't have the luxurious time to do that :( Hopefully, the office team-building will push through next month (cross-fingers!). Anyway, when going to the beach it's always a must to bring a sunblock. But actually, you need another product to also be your good pal on the beach, a soothing cream. Most soothing cream available in the market is made of Aloe Vera.
Aloe Vera is known for its healing or soothing properties. It is widely used in the cosmetic industry. Products made from it are growing fast. One product I tried is the Nature Republic Aloe Vera 90% Soothing Gel.
Nature Republic Aloe Vera 90% Soothing Gel
- Soothing & Moisture
- contains 90% aloe extract
Performance: 4.5/5 stars
Packaging: 4/5 stars
Pricing: 5/5 stars
I love this soothing gel. I used this after I went island-hopping in my Bohol vacation last year. It does help in soothing tired skin because it gives that cooling effect that calm your skin. I did not get any sun-burned to attest regarding it capability to soothe burned skin. But to make me feel relax after a day of swimming was enough for me to get it again. There are a lot of use of this gel. According to Nature Republic, you can use it as a moisturizer from head to toe as a replacement for your skin care and body lotion, as a hair treatment, as a cooling eye pad, as a nail essence and even as an after shaving cream. One product with a lot of different uses :) It is non-sticky and absorbs fast by my skin. It comes in a 300ml huge tub! It's not great to bring along on your travel though. I have to put it in a smaller container that fits perfectly in my beauty kit. Well it's fine for me since this cost around Php 300 a tub. It's cheap considering how huge the product is. Definitely a steal! Nature Republic had changed its packaging and it now contains 92% Aloe extract. That's 2% more from the previous one and still with the same price.
So the next time you head to the beach, don't forget to bring a soothing gel. Leave your body lotion or cream and simply use this product. One great product with a lot of uses :)