Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Aloe Vera Gel: Nature Republic VS Fruit of the Earth

I have been using both Nature Republic and Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera gel and I don't feel much different except the texture until I use it on my wound. So I decided to do a reviews on both to share my fave! (And believe me... It does feel different!)

I only start using the Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera 100% gel on my body recently.
This tube belong to my sis and she love using it.. before, I only use this on my doggies when they have itchy skin or scratch wound. I didn't use it on my body because it feel too gel-y and sticky for my liking.
And weeks ago, she left this tube in my room and out of curiosity(wondering why she love it so much)... I decided to try it. And surprising that once the gel absorbed, skin feel soft, kinda powdery and it does keep my skin hydrated!
Price: I'm not too sure.. think less then SD$15(Will edit the pricing once I check it out)

(Click on the below pic for larger image)

Nature Republic 90% Fresh Aloe Vera soothing moisturizing Gel
I only tried this once on my face, absorbed very fast with a soft, powdery finshing, soothing and moisturizing. (My main point was not using on the face.. but on the body). The hydrating and finishing doesn't feel much different as compare to the Fruit of the Earth 100% Aloe Vera gel.. but Nature Republic 90% Fresh Aloe Vera Gel feel more watery to touch and it doesn't feel sticky at all... Kinda like face moisturizing gel (Not really gel-y type of texture). It abit more moisturizing compare to Fruit of the Earth. (If really wanna point out which one is more moisturizing)
Price: SD$13.90
OK.. let's compare the texture...

The one with flash(below pic) show much clearer on how thick the Fruit of the Earth 100% Gel are.

Spread out....

Now, you all must be wondering... what's the different?
Well, few days ago(Saturday)... I accidently scraped a small piece of my skin off my upper knee.. a thin layer of skin was being scrape off by my computer table(Who know table can do such damaging right?)
Here's a pic of the fresh wound (which look like a slice of pizza! lolx)
I applied Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera 100% gel on the wound, right after I use alcohol wipe to clean the wound(major ouch!!!)

For the past 2 days, I kept using Fruit of the Earth to apply on the wound to calm the pain. But everytimes I apply the gel, it burns!! (Ouch!) Didn't ease any pain or feel any soothing at all! Well, at least it keep my wound from dust and dirts.
(I took these pics before using the Nature Republic 90% Fresh Aloe Vera Gel) on tuesday. The wound already dries up(doesn't feel raw anymore)

The size of the wound is not tiny! Comparing the wound with my thumb.

So yesterday(Tuesday).. I decided to try Nature Republic 90% fresh aloe vera gel. After I wash/clean the wound... the skin still feel hot, painful and swollen. :(

When I put the Nature Republic 90% fresh aloe vera gel on the skin/wound, it feel cooling, soothing and OMY.. it does calm my pain(no burning feel at all)!!!! And after afew hours, my knee doesn't feel as swollen and painful as before! (NOW, I wonder why I didn't use this sooner! lolx)
Anyway, I wanna point out that I did use LMS spotlight (want to see whether it will speed up the healing process)

Both LMS spotlight(using the RED Led lights to speed up the healing process) and Aloe Vera Gel(both brands).. help speeding up my healing process!!
  • My wound doesn't have any pus.
  • The raw area dries up the next day(I scraped my knee on Saturday Night)
Aloe Vera gel form a protective barrier against dirts and further inflammation(prevent any itchy wound) plus soothing my sore skin(well, in this case only Nature Republic one calm the pain and soreness).

It also prove that LMS spotlight really does speed up the healing process! Amazing right? Normally, my skin will feel itchy and raw on the 2nd day, even on a tiny scratches! NOW, I didn't experience any itchyness (*touchwood*).

Nature Republic 90% Fresh Aloe Vera Gel - contain perfum and alcohol, but it way lightweight, moisturizing(all thanks to sodium hyaluronate) and soothing(/calming) compare to Fruit of the Earth 100% Pure Aloe Vera Gel - which doesn't contain Alcohol and Fragrance.

I will buy Nature Republic 90% Fresh Aloe Vera Gel for myself and Fruit of the Earth 100% Pure Aloe Vera Gel for my doggies.