Aloe Vera gel is my absolute favorite moisturizer for my skin. In fact the only moisturizer which I use for my oily skin. To all those who asks me to recommended a good moisturizer for their oily skin, I still answer to many in my Instagram DMs as ‘Aloe Vera gel’. Seriously, I don’t believe that there can be any better moisturizer in the whole world than Aloe Vera gel for oily skin. I love to use Aloe Vera gel as a moisturizer for my skin and recently I was eyeing on some beautiful Aloe Vera gel variants on Rustic Art’s page. Upon some not-so-serious research, I thought of trying Rustic Art Sandalwood Aloe Vera gel and put my usual Pure Aloe Vera gel aside for some time, just for a change. 🙂 Hence, here goes my Rustic Art Sandalwood Aloe Vera gel Review.
So, read on to know if this change was for good or may be my usual Aloe Vera gel was evergreen?
Rustic Art Sandalwood Aloe Vera gel Review
Let’s start with the packaging
A tub kinda packaging. The material of the container is acrylic and not Glass as It may seem in pictures. It also comes with a white plate on top of jar’s mouth. In the beginning I thought there is not specific use of it, but girl… did you ever experienced the Aloe Vera gel being stuck on bottom of the cap in your travel days? If you have ever carried an Aloe Vera gel in a tub packed container while traveling, you would have experienced this.
But here, the Aloe Vera gel doesn’t stick to the bottom of the cap and make unhygienic, instead the white cap prevents this from happening. A highly travel friendly one.
Santalum album (Sandal) Hydrosol, Aloe barbadensis Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Niacinamide (Vit.B3), Chondrus crispus Extract, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba, Veg.Glycerin, Crocus sativus (Saffron) Stigmats, Benzyl Alcohol (and) Salicylic Acid (and) Glycerin (and) Sorbic Acid, Sodium Gluconate, Betaine, Mixed Tocopherols(Vit.E).
What the product says ??
Well, there are no such fancy premises described on the product but there are some of the uses which are mentioned on the label. There are as follows:
Quantity & Price??
The net quantity is 100gms and has a shelf life of 12 months.
Price: INR 500
Rustic Art Sandalwood Aloe Vera gel Review – My Opinion
These are my views about Rustic Art Sandalwood Aloe Vera Gel. I bought this gel basically to lighten my acne dark spots that are quite fresh and new. I have used it for more than 3 months and here goes my review for you all.
My first impressions of using this product are quite good. In fact very good. The color of the gel is bright orange, as you can see in the below pictures. The gel consistency is not that thick (like BONSOUL Aloe Vera gel) nor too thin (like Patanjali’s Aloe Vera gel). A pea sized amount is really enough to apply to your whole face and neck.
I bought Rustic Art Sandalwood Aloe Vera gel in mid summers this year. I use to apply this gel to my entire face and neck in the morning before leaving out for work.
I noticed that, when I’m outdoors after applying this Aloe vera gel, my face feels sweaty and oily after couple of minutes. Usually I don’t feel the same when I apply a normal Pure Aloe Vera gel. May be its due to the extra ingredients that are present in this Aloe vera gel unlike in other plain ones’?
So, due to this reason I avoided using this Rustic Art Sandalwood Aloe Vera Gel during summers and started using again in the winters. Not only it feels better as compared to using it in summers, but also I felt there is no much difference on how it feels if there is not much moisture present in the climate even in winters.
Coming to the effectiveness, I don’t say it has completely vanished the dark spots from my face but yes it did help to fade away a little if not totally. (While using this gel i occasionally used Patanjali Kanti lep Face mask too, so that might have influenced the results here)
Apart from that, there were not much visible results that i noticed on my face (on old acne redness, or new and occasional hormonal acne).
I am OK for…
1. Can help to fade dark spots if used for longer.
2. Helps moisturize dry skin quickly.
3. Travel friendly.
I am NOK for..
1. Not suitable for oily skin in summers, as its highly resistant to humid conditions.
2. Have some unnecessary and artificial ingredients like Benzyl Alcohol (and) Salicylic Acid (and) Glycerin (and) Sorbic Acid, Sodium Gluconate, Betaine. No information on how they are derived.
3. Pricey. If smaller quantity options (this jar can last for more than 8 months) are available, we can first try and then decide to re-invest or not.
To sum up, Rustic Art Sandalwood Aloe Vera Gel is a decent moisturizer for oily skin in winters. It might work on fading dark spots if used in long run but there is no much effect on pimples or acne.
As it causes little sweating and oiliness in summers, its better to avoid using this gel in high humid climate conditions.
Honestly, I used it continuously for 3-4 months but later kept it aside because my skin feels not so comfy when this is on. So, now i use it occasionally in winters when I go out and avoid using it the night time. The gel is still half way to finish. I hope i will finish this soon and go back to my usual Pure Aloe Vera gel.
What about you? Did you try any Aloe Vera variant from Rustic art any time? If so, which one? Do you like Aloe Vera in its pure form or mixed with different ingredients like this one?