The Face Shop Fresh Jeju Lotus Soothing Gel Review:
I use soothing gels often, and with the (really good) soothing gels I have used recently I felt they were a waste of gel when used on the body, given to their amount and price. This gel is to me something that is not wasteful, and it looks like a pretty flower as well as it smells like one! It’s not a perfect product but it is worth every penny.
(from the website)
+ Fresh Lotus Soothing Gel is made up of clear, glass-like beads that contain Lotus Flower Extract from Jeju Island.
+ Lotus effect (anti-pollution): a self-purifying mechanism which the lotus cleanses itself. Just like the surface of the lotus leaves, it looks smooth but it is covered with tiny fine hairs called nano bumps that is hyper hydrophobic to prevent the leaves from gettting wet or dirty.
+ This multipurpose gel protects against harmful environmental aggressors, soothes tired skin and can be used daily or after sun exposure.
+ Formula without 5 additives: parabens, tar colorant, mineral oil, talc, paraffin
Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Water/eau, Alcohol Denat, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ppg-26-buteth-26, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Peg-240/hdi Copolymer Bis-decyltetradeceth-20 Ether, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum/fragrance
How to use:
1. Apply a generous amount to dry, sensitive parts of the face and body.
(Or like I do often, mix thoroughly with an oil to give extra moisture, and apply to the body)
My Skin Type: Combination (dry U oily T), sensitive, needs elasticity, hydration and nutrients.
Body skin is generally dry and dehydrated.
The Face Shop Fresh Jeju Lotus Soothing Gel Review:
This gel starts off as being completely predictable. It’s 100% transparent, unlike aloe that often has a slightly green hue, and smells fragrantly of flowers! So if you’re not into fragrance of course skip this, there are better options. However it really is a pleasant smell if you like scents.
It comes with a lid to keep the gel protected from the lid, and if you ever used gels in pots then you know how important it is to keep stuff clean.
You can see I wrote this at the very end of my second pot, so imagine already how much I liked it.
I have used it as a facial gel – like the aloe gel it has several functionalities. It can be a hydrating agent, it can be used to top off the skin care routine to lock it in and prevent sebum.
With that it helps makeup settle better than without the gel. Although in this case I haven’t enjoyed it particularly as a single moisturizer, as it has no moisture, much like the Apieu Bamboo Gel.
It can be used as a body gel, particularly good after showering, or to cool down or soothe (although by soothing I mean after a burn or sun exposure, it didn’t work for sensitive facial skin).
It is a pretty average soothing gel (with a very nice scent). But I like it the most when mixed with other products!
For my face I mixed it with a scentless highly moisturizing cream. It reduces the excess moisture while locking it all in.
For my body I mixed with Johnson and Johnson’s baby oil.
Although for the face… it does have alcohol, you know what I mean? I liked its feeling but it is something to avoid.
Be it mixed with a facial oil or with a body oil, once thoroughly mixed it looks like a gel cream. It also feels like one in almost all of its qualities.
In this case I saved the leftover of the gel to make a highly absorbing yet moisturizing body lotion that was (because I finished it) perfect for the end of summer and beginning of autumn.
It really also worked well with a facial oil!
The catch is that you have to mix them in a separate pot or… just make the whole gel into a gel cream (which is what I did here in the end).
The gel, used solely as one, is as I mention before a basic gel which is completely predictable. Not to diminish its effects, I liked it a lot, but it is a simple gel in the end.
The gel when mixed with a moisturizer (in this case oil) works even better. And it mixes well – which not all products do. The point of mixing products is that you can make your own perfect product that matches your skin to the best, right?
You can see my skin has a healthy shine, and it has enough moisture after this mixture.
This is the difference between the two applications. I like them both depending on my needs, but I still felt a comparison was in order.
I like soothing gels, use them frequently, both on my face and body. This one is a gel I don’t feel like it’s a waste to use on my body, much like the Nature Republic Aloe Gel, but having even less of a sticky feeling after absorption it has surpassed it on my preferences!
The downside is that it goes on promotion less often than the many aloe gels out there.
I recommend it for soothing gel lovers and flower lovers – as long as you’re fine with alcohol in skin care.
Will I purchase it again? Probably only in an emergency case, because as much as I like it I want to avoid alcohol.
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