Thursday, July 26, 2012

Prakriti Herbals Rose Aloe Vera Soothing Gel Review

Facials gels, body gels and everything that is GEL based would be my favorite anytime. I don't know why but I am fond of skincare gels. Most of them are refreshing, cooling and also light on skin. When I happened to check this new come herbal skincare brand, Prakriti Herbals, I checked out their skin gels first. And this is the product attracted me a lot because of its rose and aloe content. Though I am not a huge fan of Aloe vera (It's smell.. uff), I have always been a lover of rose flowers, rose petals and rose water. I love the rose's very refreshing fragrance and almost use rose water everyday. When I came to know about this gel, I was super exited to try it as it has rose extracts. I have been using this soothing gel for past few feels and let us now check my detailed review. Before going onto the review, do check few lines about Prakriti Herbals.

Prakriti Herbals Rose Aloe Vera Soothing Gel

Product Description:

A natural concentrate of aloe vera juice and rose water brings life back to dry skin, reducing sunburn, wrinkles and pigmentation.

Price and Quantity:
Rs.120 for 60ml

Usage Directions:
Apply to face and body liberally as a protecting day moisturizer, a nourishing night cream.

Natural Pampering Ingredients:
Aloevera juice, Rose water, CMC, Food Colours and Food Grade Preservatives, Perfume, Purified water.

Shelf Life: 1 year

My Experience with this Product:

I was really impressed with this product's packaging when I first received it. It comes in a broad transparent tube made of thick plastic. It has a screw cap which can also be flipped and squeezed to take the product out. There are no leakage or spilling while travel as the packaging is sturdy enough, hence I have no complaints about the packaging part. The pack is simple, cute, easy to use and of course handy; Yes! you can carry it around in your handbag very easily.

Colour, Consistency and Fragrance
The gel is clear and transperant with a very light lavender tint (Which I loved).  It has a moderate to thick consistency and a smooth spreading texture. It goes smooth onto the skin and gets absorbed in a jiffy. The fragrance of this soothing gel can be said as rose water-sh and floral but surprisingly the fragrance is very mild and not over powering. You will like its fragrance if you are a rose water/floral fragrance lover like me and in case if are much on the side of very sweet fruity fragrances, this won't attract you much; and after all, it is a soothing skin gel, no a fruit flavoured cake or chocolate, no so worries :D

How it works
I was impressed of the packaging and consistency of this gel and hence started using it from the day itself after I got it. It goes smooth on the skin and gets absorbed easily without taking much time. Skin feels a nice cooling and relaxing sensation soon after this gel has been applied. I use this gel mostly after washing my face and before applying a moisturizer. When I am out of my toner, it acts well as a toner in closing pores and gives my skin an oil-free even finish. If you have very oily skin and afraid of using any moisturizer (Yikes, most of the moisturizers leave oily skin greasy except some water-based ones, don't you agree?), you can definitely try this gel as your day time moisturizer.
        Simply dab this gel on your facial skin, massage gently until it gets completely absorbed and wear your compact. This will be a great simple moisturizing routing for extra oily skin types. This gel soothes out the dry, stretchy areas and gives a cool relaxing sensation to the skin. If you have normal skin type, use this gel before putting on your moisturizer and dry skin beauties, you will surely need something rich and creamy but you can use this for an instant relief; Say 10-20 minutes, it will keep your skin soft without drying. Currently, I am using this gel as my day time and night time moisturizer (I have oily-combination skin type in monsoons) as this monsoon is making me feel frustrated of irregular temperature. This gel just balances out the moisture loss in cheek areas and keeps my nose areas oil free and this shows that this gel is very much suitable for oily and combination skin typed people. I have nothing bad to say about this soothing gel, it is just perfect for everyday use, especially in summers when our (Oily skin typed people)  faces tend to change as oil wells.
       Rs. 120 for 60ml is not that an expensive price for this multipurpose product, so get one for yourself and use it to know its worth. It can be used as a skin toner for all skin types, moisturizer for oily skin type and what not? It also serves as an under eye gel (Yes! It calms eyes so well) and after tan skin gel. I highly recommend this product to everyone who love gels and rose flavour!

  • Soothes and refreshes skin
  • Gives a nice cooling sensation
  • Does provide enough moisture for oily skin types
  • Best for summer usage
  • Can be used after long sun exposure to calm down skin
  • Gives relief from irritating sunburn
  • Can be used as an under eye gel
  • Mild rose fragrance
  • Gets absorbed quickly
  • Can be used as a toner as well
  • Leaves skin soft, supple and smooth
  • Handy and travel friendly packaging
  • Price is not expensive comparing with its goodness

  • Availability is an issue but you can get it from few Indian online shopping sites
  • It claims to moisturize all skin types but dry skins would definitely need something rich and creamy. (This can't be taken as a con for the price and other goodness. If you're an oily skin typed person, this will definitely move to your HG list)

Rating: 4.5/5

Recommendation: I highly recommend this product (Yes, It just jumped into my HG list) for every oily and combination skinned beauty out there. Even if you have dry/normal skin type, you must give this a try at least once for its cooling and calming sensation on skin. No one can hate this product, especially the gel lovers!

Would I Repurchase?: What do you think I will say other than YES? :)

Hope you liked this review of Prakriti Herbals Rose Aloe Vera Soothing Gel.
Have you tried it? Do share your views and feedback below!

Product sent by the brand for consideration; Honest review as usual