So let's talk about this face gel/moisturiser/aftersun mask (?)That's the thing about korean beauty products. A lot of them do more than one thing. They're big on multitasking and that's one of the reasons I was really intrigued about such products. You never know what they'll do for your skin until you try them and the results are usually quite interesting.
Quantity : 285 ml
Shelf Life : 12M
What it claims : Fresh Lotus Gel is made up of clear, glass like beads that contain Lotus Flower Extract from Jeju Island. This multipurpose gel protects against harmful environment aggressors , soothes tired skin and can be used daily or after sun exposure.
Free from: Parabens, Tar colorant, Mineral Oil, Talc & Paraffin.
Price : Around $10 but it can go up to $20 depends on where you're buying it from.
The first thing I did is google Jeju island because I am a beauty nerd like that. Jeju Island is also known as the 'Island of the Gods' and is well known for it's volcanoes and tropical beaches. I've seen a lot of volcanic beauty products from this range too and now it all makes sense. Probably next up on my list!
Now onto this particular product, It's a soothing gel for sensitive skin that can be used a daily moisturizer after a shower, or after you've been exposed to the sun or hanging out at the beach. It also claims to brighten tired skin and can be used on the face and the body.
One of the first things I noticed about it is it's essentially like an aloe vera gel. The ones you can pick up from the drugstore and have a bright green colour. I'm sure you've come across or tried one of those at least once in your lifetime. I wanted to know how this product is different from those. This one is infused with lotus extract and I'm glad it doesn't have any artificial colours in it. It's a transparent gel and the only pink hue you can see is from the packaging. It's got a faint floral scent to it but nothing overpowering. In fact I find it very refreshing because of it's scent like I'm hanging out in a tropical garden.
The minute I apply this onto my skin, it has a very cooling sensation like I've just sprayed my face with a mist. It has a light, whipped jelly like texture that sinks into the skin fairly fast without that stickiness that other aloe vera gels have which is why I had sworn off them entirely. I absolutely hate feeling anything on my skin when the weather is getting hot and humid. This is not sticky at all and the wet feeling disappears very quickly.
Although it claims it's made up of lotus extract beads but it's a plain gel and no beads can be felt to the touch. It has become my daily moisturizer for summer mornings when I'm looking for something light yet moisturizing. It doesn't leave my skin feeling stretchy or dry once it's absorbed either and gives it a healthy glow.
I'll use it under my sunscreen and my makeup most days. It has a primer like consistency when I first apply it to my face, it is slightly tacky so if I work fast and apply your makeup on top, it does help it last longer on my face.
I have super sensitive skin that turns red even if I've been in the sun for 10 minutes and makes me look like I've got too much blush on. It works wonders on my red skin after I've been in the sun and cools it down, taking away any redness. I can imagine how well it will work on sunburns too! I've been using it for almost 2 months now and I've only finished maybe 10% of the product. It comes in a huge tub and the quantity is amazing for the price.
It's a great one to pick up for sensitive/combination skin and if you're looking for something for the summer or heading to a tropical vacation and don't want to pile on any moisturizer. It is very gentle on my sensitive skin and didn't break me out or anything.
Will I repurchase? Probably! However, I think this tub will last me all summer.