A’pieu Waterful Bamboo Soothing Gel Review:
The world of soothing gels is fit for any taste and any skin type. I first thought that this would be just a copy of the famous Aloe gels, but I found out that each type of gel has its own abilities and utilities and I know that this one can match an Aloe gel in some. I also know that it is less good at some things, but better at others.
Since soothing gels tend to be an affordable product, they are a staple in most people’s beauty cabinets, and definitely a staple in mine. If you haven’t used a Bamboo soothing gel, I’m sure you will get to know some cool stuff about it if you keep reading.
-Cooling effect right after applying to the skin. Gives hydration to the skin while protecting its liveliness.
-Contains 50% of bamboo water, baobab tree seed extract and hyaluronic acid. Deeply moisturizing, soothing, cooling and smoothing.
-Non-sticky and refreshing. Quick and deep absorbing.
Courtesy of CosDNA
Bambusa Vulgaris Water, Water, Glycerin, Alcohol, Propanediol, Dipropylene Glycol, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Adansonia Digitata Seed Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Allantoin, Carbomer, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium Edta, Triethanol Amine, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
How to use:
Apply on the face, neck, arms, legs, etc when the skin feels dry or sensitive, and massage until it absorbs.
My Skin Type: Oily T, dry U, sensitive, blemishes easily, and allergic. Dry, sensitive and allergic lips. Very thin, dehydrated and oily eyelids.
A’pieu Waterful Bamboo Soothing Gel Review:
The first important thing to mention is that this collection from Apieu has a monetary advantage over most available soothing gels. Of course that doesn’t mean it’s good, but it doesn’t mean it’s bad either. But it is something to consider because we, beauty enthusiasts, are always looking for good products at a good price!
The package comes, of course, with a small protection we have to peel off. The problem? As you can see it left some glue residues after I peeled it off.
Of course “all we have to do is clean it” but it’s better if we don’t have to clean it to begin with, right? Anyway, a wet tissue and my nails did the trick to remove the glue.
The dispenser is actually really nice. I have been using this product daily since I have purchased it two months ago, and it doesn’t get dirty! If by chance I drop some gel on it, it becomes clean quite easily since the gel isn’t sticky on any surface (it’s very watery) and the surface of the package is very soft.
The smell is very very fresh, and to me a little less burdensome than the Natura Republic Aloe Gel. My nose is very sensitive to specific smells, and Aloe Gels have a specific Aloe (duh) smell that when I’m more sensitive makes me feel a little dizzy or nauseated.
I know I’m a little weird, being sensitive to plants’ smells when they are this weak and gentle, but that’s my peculiarity (watch me go into Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar… grown ups).
The texture is, as they promised and as you can see, very liquid, soft, and dissolves and absorbs quickly onto the skin. The skin becomes quite soft after application. However, just like the Nature Republic Aloe Gel it has alcohol (and it burned me on a cut, as did the above mentioned Aloe Gel).
If you have problems with alcohol on products stir away from this one as you would from the Nature Republic gel. If alcohol is a problem to you, maybe consider the Aloe Soothing Gel from The Saem.
At this point I still had my pot of Nature Republic Aloe Gel so I didn’t use this Bamboo gel on everything, I’ll just mention the things I used it on at the time (the rest later). I am trying not to have too many opened products and I broke that rule with this one because I really wanted to try it, so only after I finished the Aloe Gel did I start using this gel on the rest of my routine. More on that later.
Now, I was using this gel on my face – because it’s less sticky than the Aloe gel – and on my body for the same reason. As a hydrating and a soothing agent.
If it makes it easier to compare, the Aloe gel would be more on the essence side (so the stickiness is forgiven) and this one more like a toner.
I used this Bamboo soothing gel before my toner. Sometimes instead of my toner. As an eye cream. As an essence. And most importantly as a sebum prevention agent.
Did you know, if you apply a soothing gel after your cream (or whatever your last skin care step is) and you have combination to oily skin it will most likely prevent the usual crazy sebum production? Give it a try if you have soothing gels laying around.
Before the toner, instead of the toner, and as a sebum prevention agent it won against the Aloe gel by at least a mile. Because it’s light and watery, and not sticky, and it absorbs way faster. It also works as a makeup base better than the Aloe for the same reason.
As an essence and eye cream the Aloe one wins because of its richness.
On my body I prefer this one because it leaves no stickiness at all during the summer, and the Aloe gel is richer so a little heavier during the summer.
As a soothing and cooling agent? Honestly I like them both equally.
I have tried this gel in all the ways I used the aloe gel. It doesn’t work as a scrub mask because since it’s more watery it dissolves the sugar.
As a skin mask (hair mask, steam mask, wash off mask, etc etc as mentioned in the other post) the Aloe gel works better, again, due to its richness.
But the most amazing thing happened when I replaced my hair oil with this one. You can see in the photo my hair became lighter than with my normal hair oil or with the aloe gel. I cannot use it every day because my hair is dry and still needs oil (especially because I use a hair drier sometimes) so what I started doing was applying it on the days I wash my hair (I know some cultures find it weird to not wash their hair every day, but in cultures where most people have dry hair the unusual thing is to wash it every day since the water dehydrates it faster) and still apply a bit of my hair oil after it’s dry.
You can also see here that my bangs are silky, almost like I really had straight hair.
For the price I would rather keep buying this product for now, since I have lots of masks and essences around. But once those are gone, or when I travel (to save some space and time) Aloe Gel is still irreplaceable. As you can see, both have advantages, and I will keep purchasing both, depending on my needs.
Where to buy:
Have you tried A’pieu Waterful Bamboo Soothing Gel?
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