How are you guys doing? Mid-week blues! I reached office somewhat early today and drafting this post before starting my office work. Today am going to share my review on an aloe vera gel that I have been using recently. I have already reviewed Rustic Art aloe vera gel and Auravedic aloe vera gel. Do check out my reviews. This time I got the TVAM aloe vera gel. I have been wanting to try some products from the brand TVAM as its an all-natural, handmade and cruelty-free brand. Aloe vera gel is the safest to first try from a new brand. Let’s see how TVAM Aloe Vera Gel with Gold Dust and Honey performs.
About the brand TVAM
TVAM products are made with the highest quality, natural ingredients to pamper your skin and nurture your soul. We use only the purest herb extracts with maximum content of natural ingredients. We are motivated by our belief in herbs as effective ingredients in the improvement and maintenance of healthier, younger looking skin. In particular, our Oils, Hennas and Face Packs are 100% natural. We do this by using pure essential oils and extracts in our products that provide a natural fragrance. This makes our products more exclusive than other commercially available “natural” products which use chemical preservatives. Our range of products also includes Ayurvedic ingredients that bring the benefits of using authentic Ayurvedic recipes using Indian herbs.
Aloe Vera Hydro Gel is an exceptional moisturizer for all types of skin. It cleanses, smoothens and softens the skin and protects the skin against the sun, dust and pollution. It is used for burns, skin inflammation, pimples, acne, scars, insect bites, rashes, swelling and bruises. It is therapeutic for whole body massage and is an excellent natural hair conditioner. Gold is a fantastic wrinkle repellant, removes dark spots, improves blood circulation, firms up sagging and aged skin & nourishes away fine lines. This Gel can also be used as a shaving gel & for hair styling.
* Handcrafted with purest natural ingredients of high quality.
* 100% vegetable oil, no animal products except honey, milk and beeswax.
* Going the extra mile to help preserve the environment.
* Not tested on animals.
* SLS, SLES, Phthalates and Paraben free.
Cucumber, Aloe Vera, Marigold, Liquorice, Honey, Glycerine, Purified Water, Gel base, Fragrance, Preservatives (Dmdm Hydantoin, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone) and Color.
Rs.550 for 100g.
Directions for use
Apply the Gel on the body (including face, neck & hands). Apply before makeup to prevent the harsh ingredients from the makeup getting deep into the skin. For the hair, mix just half the amount of TVAM natural shampoo used normally for each hair wash with twice the amount of Aloe Vera Gel. Apply on wet hair. For most hair (especially short hair) there is no need for a conditioner after.
The packaging of TVAM Aloe Vera Gel Gold Dust and Honey comes in a very sturdy tub packaging. The look and feel of the packaging is kinda antique and classy. Maybe its recyclable packaging, am not sure.
Variants of TVAM Aloe Vera Gel available:
* Gold Dust & Honey
* Peppermint & Green Tea
* Sea Buckthorn
TVAM Aloe Vera Gel Gold Dust and Honey is golden yellow in color and has a thick gel consistency. The fragrance is very mild and not bothering.
I have used aloe vera gels from many brands. Comparatively, I feel TVAM Aloe Vera Gel Gold Dust and Honey is very moisturizing due to the presence of honey. Once you apply, it feels sticky for a few moments before getting absorbed completely. Once its absorbed, it makes skin well moisturized and hydrated and gives soft, smooth and supple skin.
Coming to the ingredients list, I highly appreciate the fact that they have mentioned the complete ingredients list along with the preservatives. There are just 3 preservatives used. And it contains cucumber, marigold, liquorice, honey and glycerine along with aloe vera gel which makes it an awesome combination. Only thing I didn’t like is the added fragrance and color.
Comparison with other aloe vera gels – Rustic Art, Auravedic, Aroma Treasures, Aloe Veda, Bipha Ayurveda – Which one should you go for?
Aroma Treasures aloe gel and Rustic Art aloe gel had a medium consistency and so it was good for mixing in face packs and hair packs. While this one from TVAM, Auravedic and Bipha Ayurveda have a more thicker consistency.
In terms of effects, TVAM Aloe Vera Gel Gold Dust and Honey doesn’t do anything special except moisturizing and hydrating skin well. It did make my skin smooth, soft and supple. But I haven’t noticed any glow even though it claims to contain gold dust and honey which is kinda disappointing. Though it is mentioned in the packaging that it can be used for hair, I haven’t tried it as it contains gold dust and I don’t know how that will fare on hair. If you want a handmade, cruelty-free moisturizer with minimal preservatives, then definitely go for this.
If you want a glowing skin, try the one from Bipha Ayurveda. But it is little expensive. If you want an affordable one, go for Auravedic aloe gel which gives almost similar results, little glow.
If you have dull and dehydrated skin, go for Rustic Art aloe gel as its the most hydrating aloe vera gel I have ever used. You can use it as a sleeping mask as the consistency is such.
If you extensively use aloe vera gels in face packs, hair packs and as a body moisturiser, go for the cheapest one – Aroma Treasures or Aloe Veda. Aloe Veda is more suitable for dry skin while Aroma Treasures is for other skin types.
Does it satisfy all its claims?
Yes, partially. But I haven’t noticed any effect on reducing pimples.
What I like?
* Moisturizes and hydrates skin well.
* Makes skin smooth, soft and supple.
* Contains good ingredients like Cucumber, Aloe Vera, Marigold, Liquorice, Honey
* Transparency in complete ingredients along with preservatives.
* SLS, SLES, Phthalates and Paraben free.
What I don’t like?
* Added fragrance and color.
Would I recommend?
Its a good moisturizer for normal to dry skin. But I feel price is higher. You can get it when it is on a discount (which is right now 😀 . Check the links below.)
Would I repurchase?
Yes. If its on a good discount.
Value for money?
IBeautySpy Rating: 4.5/5
Overall, TVAM Aloe Vera Gel Gold Dust and Honey is a good moisturizer for normal to dry skin types. Combination skin people can use it during winters. The presence of gold dust and honey makes skin smooth, soft and supple. But its slightly on the pricey side compared to other aloe vera gels in the market. But what I like most about the product is that it contains only minimal preservatives – just three of them! If you have ever read the long, long and long, hard to pronounce ingredients list in other products and got confused, then this is of course a refreshing change. Way to go TVAM! The future is all about minimal and clean beauty!
So that’s it folks! Have you tried any TVAM products? Which is your favorite aloe vera gel?
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