Innisfree Ato Soothing Gel was purchased my Cosmeperks.
I was so excited when they released this new collection! I was intrigued by the collection’s Soothing Cream and this soothing gel (I use Nature Republic’s Aloe Soothing Gel and Cactus Soothing Gel religiously – and they happened to finish coincidentally when this came out so yay opportunity!), and when Nigama suggested I try one I jumped right into this one.
I have been using it religiously on my night routine, to soothe from the aggressions of the day, and sometimes in the morning. How is it different than a normal Aloe soothing gel? You may want to check this if you use soothing gel on your face.
Right off the bottle: for very sensitive and dry skin. (Yes please!)
Includes 95% natural ingredients.
(all level 1 or 2 in the safety list)
Aqua, Glycerol, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Propanediol, Edetate Disodium, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acorus Gramineus Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Vitamin E
Volume: 150 ml
How to use:
After cleansing or showering, apply a sufficient amount to the face or body and tap gently for absorption. Use on dry and sensitive areas.
My Skin Type: Combination (dry U oily T), sensitive, needs elasticity, hydration and moisture.
Innisfree Ato Soothing Gel Review:
Before I start writing the review, I want to say this review will be more accurate and each point will be more succinct than usual. The reason for that is because this product’s abilities are very specific and for once I don’t have to describe how I feel, I can literally say just what it happens. But still, there’s lots to say about this product!
I will say right away I like this soothing gel a lot, and for the price point it’s a good thing to use on your face instead of another gel (lots of them have alcohol), and since it’s still more expensive than a normal soothing gel you may want to not use it on your body. Now let’s continue!
Of course, at first it had those small shiny vinyl covers on the inside under the squeeze lid, which I had to peel off. And after putting the squeeze lid back on you, you know, squeeze it out and this is how it looks like.
It keeps relatively clean (better than sticking your fingers in a pot, right?), and it’s very easy to clean if it does get dirty.
The scent is literally non existing, which is amazing! A thing that happens with Aloe gel is that it melts on the skin, becoming more liquid than the original gel form. This one does that too, it completely melts, leaving a wet trail on the skin.
It spreads so well you don’t need much for your whole face.
And just like Aloe gel it can be put in the fridge for cooling.
This was on the very beginning, when my skin is really bad (this gel helped me get through all the polluted days so far). It has a very discreet immediate effect, but still has some – of soothing the skin, thus lowering the lumps and reducing vermilion. It is not as strong as Aloe gel BUT Aloe gel does burn a little when the skin is extra sensitive (allergies, open wounds, popped pimples) and this one hurts ZERO.
Also, it is less sticky than aloe gel! This one is actually not sticky at all, it’s as sticky as water, really zero stickiness. Yes, aloe is mainly a fully natural product, but that doesn’t always mean it’s best – and this one may not use 95% of aloe but still uses 95% of natural ingredients. I use this soothing gel from face to chest, and like it there more than aloe (although it has a lesser variety of usages than aloe gel).
It’s not as strongly hydrating as aloe so it doesn’t replace essences or moisturizers, and isn’t really good to make a mask – but as a part of the skin care routine it’s also lighter for the following:
When used daily before the toner it helps soothe the skin.
When I use it after the toner or after a liquid essence it helps lock the hydration in.
When I use it after the lotion or cream it helps reduce sebum production through the day.
I sometimes use it on all of those steps even, depending on my skin condition. Because it’s so light and you don’t need much to cover your whole face, even when I use it on all of these steps I still feel light. And it feels lighter than when I don’t use it after the moisturizers.
It doesn’t affect my makeup settling or adherence throughout the day BUT it can be used on top of makeup to heal dry skin patches, instead of an essence, mist, or balm. Although thanks to the size of the bottle it’s not that practical to carry around, but feels less sticky than when using one of the other three to touch up makeup.
The gel is quite good for soothing and hydration, and is good for having less sebum production (compared to the days I don’t use it). So if the first two are main worries of yours, you definitely should consider this over another soothing gel. If sebum is one of your main concerns, you may also want to try this after your lotion – instead of a cream moisturizer!
So I do recommend it, in general, as a face soothing gel.
It’s not as multi-function as an Aloe gel is, and since I use Aloe gels on my body during the summer this one cannot replace it. But in my opinion, as a gel to use daily on your face it is better than the Nature Republic Aloe gel. And it’s tied with their Cactus Soothing Gel and the A’Pieu Bamboo Gel, although for different reasons.
Let me do a brief comparison with the three of them.
The Innisfree Ato Soothing Gel is definitely the most expensive, and the A’Pieu Bamboo Gel is definitely the cheapest, and I know that’s something we all take into consideration. Although if you use soothing gels because of the, well, soothing then you should consider each of them individually.
I see many advantages on using the Innisfree Ato Soothing Gel, including the lack of scent and lack of stickiness, and of course the soothing (and lack of burns on wounds and flaky skin patches).
As a last step (instead of a moisturizer) although it is quite good I would still rather use the classic Aloe or the Cactus gel.
As I said, I recommend this gel – as a soothing gel.
For all other cases… measure your options, I guess!
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