For thousands of years, aloe vera has been used for a variety of food and medicinal purposes. It has gained nicknames like "the wonder plant" and the "plant of immortality."
But today, it's famously known for being a skincare ingredient that can be found in cleansers, toners, moisturizers, and sunscreens. Because if there's one thing aloe vera is good at, it's soothing, hydrating, and clearing up your complexion!
What is the best aloe vera gel for the skin?
Aloe vera gel products from Korean brands like Nature Republic, Innisfree, and The Face Shop are all already available in the Philippines at affordable prices. The best aloe vera gel for you depends on your packaging preference (do you want a spray, a pot, or a tube?) and your skin type's needs (are you looking to calm acne breakouts, or a sunburn?). To try the ~*magical*~ powers of aloe vera for yourself, below is a list of products you need ASAP.
Natural by Watsons Aloe Vera Soothing Gel
This gel is formulated with vitamin E and avocado oil to help hydrate and nourish dry and sensitive areas of your face and body.
Best for: Girls with dry skin
Where to buy: Watsons
The Face Shop Jeju Aloe Fresh Soothing Gel
With 99 percent aloe leaf extract juice, this non-sticky gel can also be used as a moisturizer and a sleeping mask that can rejuvenate your complexion overnight.
Best for: Women who like multi-tasking products
Where to buy: Shangri-La Plaza, Robinsons Magnolia, SM Southmall
Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel
Unlike most aloe vera gels that soothe and hydrate your skin, this one can also calm angry and red pimples. Whether you apply it on specific areas or all over your face, you don't have to worry about it messing up your sheets while you sleep because your skin will easily absorb it.
Best for: Those with acne-prone skin
Where to buy: SM Megamall, Festival Mall
Beach Hut After Sun Gel
For days when you've had too much fun under the sun, this alcohol-free product is the best way to calm down the inflamed skin on your face and body. Aside from containing aloe extract, it has D-Panthenol to help speed the renewal process of your skin cells.
Best for: Beach babes
Where to buy: Zalora
Brown Belly Swimwear Aloe Vera Mist After Sun Spray
Whenever you forget to apply sunblock and find that your complexion stings a *little* bit, spritz this on for instant relief!
Best for: Ladies who commute to and from work every day
Where to buy: BrownBellySwimwear.com
Esfolio Aloe Vera Soothing Cleansing Foam
It gently cleanses your pores of dirt, makeup, and bacteria while moisturizing and brightening your complexion.
Best for: Everyone
Where to buy: Esfolio.ph
Innisfree Aloe Revital Soothing Gel
Innisfree's 93 percent aloe gel will strengthen, revitalize, and refresh your skin's barrier so it can hold moisture better and naturally look ~*radiant*~.
Best for: Those with dull complexions
Where to buy: InnisfreeWorld.com
Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs, And Rosewater
Does your skin look tired and feel dehydrated? Spray this on whenever you want to revive it! Plus, you can even use it as a makeup setting spray. ;)
Best for: Those who like a dewy complexion
Where to buy: Rustan's The Beauty Source
COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50 PA+++
For all you morena peeps, this lightweight and non-sticky sunscreen won't give your face a white cast because it dries down to a clear finish!
Best for: Ladies and gents with combination skin
Where to buy: The Skincare Curator
Benton Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel
Still got those pesky marks from your previous acne breakouts? This 80 percent-aloe vera gel will help brighten it to leave your complexion soft and evened out.
Best for: Those with dark marks and hyperpigmentation
Where to buy: The Skincare Curator
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