Aloe vera gel is a magical ingredient in skincare – for all skin types, for all seasons, for both men and women. Today I will review an organic aloe vera gel from a popular brand Rustic Art. I have already reviewed Auravedic aloe vera gel and done a comparison among various aloe vera gels available in the market. Rustic Art is slightly pricier than Auravedic but has it own set of pros. Let’s move on to the review of Rustic Art Aloe Vera Gel.
* Best suitable for dry skin
* Tightens pores
* Fades wrinkles
* Repairs skin
* Keeps skin moisturized
* Restores skin nutrients
* Cooling & soothing
* Heals minor cuts and burns
* Fades blemishes
* Relives itching
Organic aloe vera, lavender extract, vitamin E, natural preservative of TCLS, Food grade color
Rs.320 for 100g
Rustic Art has lot of variants in aloe vera gels
– Aloe vera gel with lemon extract – all purpose aloe vera gel (Rs.200 for 100g)
– Aloe vera gel with orange & cinnamon – for non-sensitive skin (Rs.290 for 100g)
– Aloe vera gel with peach & avocado – for supple skin (Rs.300 for 100g)
– Aloe vera gel with papaya – for toned skin (Rs.300 for 100g)
– Aloe vera gel with lavender – for skin repair (Rs.320 for 100g)
I got the variant Lavender in one of my Globox. The color of the aloe vera gel as you can see is lavender in color (obviously a food grade color which is not needed). It has a mild fragrance of lavender essential oil, not very overpowering.
Rustic Art Aloe Vera Gel has a medium consistency, not thick like the Auravedic and Bipha Ayurveda one. It has the thinnest consistency of all aloe vera gels I have used. Even Aroma Treasures and Brihan’s Green Leaf is slightly thicker than this.
Rustic Art Aloe Vera Gel is very hydrating (water based aloe vera) as well as moisturizing (oil based vitamin E) due to the presence of vitamin E. On applying, it takes some time to get absorbed completely. You can instantly feel the soothing and relaxing sensation. It tones skin, tightens pores and heals sunburn and inflammations.
Rustic Art Aloe Vera Gel makes skin smooth, soft and supple. It gives a glowing skin with continuous use. Though it is mentioned for dry skin, all skin types can use it. But dry skin type will be especially benefited by it due to its hydrating properties. The other aloe vera gels I have used weren’t so rich. I don’t have any wrinkles, so can’t comment on that, but with regular use, I find it has smoothed out fine lines on my forehead. Though it claims to fade blemishes, I haven’t noticed any effect on that. It also works well to subdue mild acne and prevent breakouts.
Now, let me tell you how I use it. Rustic Art Aloe Vera Gel can be used in many ways – as a day time moisturizer (I have dry skin, so I need to apply another moisturizer on top of it. Oily skin people can just use this), as a face pack mixed with lemon essential oil for skin brightening, for mixing with face packs and hair packs and also as a leave-in serum for hair. Since lavender and vitamin E are both beneficial for hair, there is no harm in using it for hair care.
But my most favorite way of using Rustic Art Aloe Vera Gel is like a sleeping mask. Yes, its true. I like to apply a thick layer of this aloe vera gel on my face, wait for some time to get absorbed and then go to bed. And believe me it works wonders. When I wake up in the morning, my skin looks bright, glowing, well hydrated and rested. I have tried expensive sleeping masks like Vichy Thermal Spa one. But all it had was filled with silicones which forms a layer on my skin and gives the fake appearance of a smooth skin. But Rustic Art Aloe Vera Gel penetrates deeper into the skin and provides nourishment and hydration into the deeper layers. Use it like a sleeping mask every night and you will get glowing, smooth and soft skin.
Coming to the ingredients list, I am happy that it contains organic aloe vera. Another interesting fact is that it contains a natural preservative called TCLS which is based on turmeric oil, clove bud oil, lemongrass oil and sesame oil. Also all Rustic Art products are USDA certified organic, handmade, vegan, not tested on animals and PETA certified. Also do you know Rustic Art doesn’t use palm oil in their products? Their website says “Rustic Art cares for its environment. Our concern for our planet is bigger than our concern for business hence we do not use palm oil in any Rustic Art products as it is leading to de-forestation due to un-sustainable plantation and harvesting”.
Does it satisfy all its claims?
Yes, it satisfies all its claims except, I haven’t seen much improvement on blemishes.
What I like?
* Pure, organic aloe vera gel.
* Handmade, vegan and cruelty free.
* Hydrates and moisturizes skin deeply.
* Makes skin smooth, soft and supple.
* Skin looks plumper.
* Tightens pores.
* Smooths out fine lines.
* Soothes sunburns and inflammation.
* Subdues and prevents breakouts.
* Can be used as a sleeping mask.
What I don’t like?
I can’t find any con in the product.
Would I recommend?
Yes, definitely, for all skin types and for all seasons.
Would I repurchase?
Value for money?
It’s slightly expensive compared to other aloe vera gels, but it outperforms all of them.
IBeautySpy rating: 5/5 (Yes, that’s how much I love it)
Rustic Art Organic Aloe Vera Lavender Gel is one of the amazing, multipurpose product I have come across. It’s one of the high quality aloe vera gels available in the market. It targets a variety of skin issues. A must have in everyone’s vanity!
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