Beauty · Nature Republic

NATURE REPUBLIC ALOE VERA 92% SOOTHING GEL REVIEW AND HOW TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN THE REAL AND FAKE ONE.


Update: I moved to http://www.skinfrostings.com for a while now. Please visit my new website! Thanks a bunch my skinfrosters!

Hello Skinfrosters,

Welcome back to my blog peeps! I’ll be featuring the bestselling product that I’m sure you’re familiar with, Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel!

It is an awesome product, so awesome that many created fake or counterfeit NATURE REPUBLIC ALOE VERA 92% SOOTHING GEL. I will get into that later on after the review!

image

image

I got my Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel from Nature Republic outlet in The Spring, Kuching for Rm32.90 at a huge generous tub of 300ml. This can last me months because a little goes a long way. I’ve used it for months and it’s still quite full.

I used it as my whole body moisturiser, face mask, eye mask, treat superficial burn by the oven or sunburn as an after sun lotion but there are so many different ways you can use it.

For example, shaving gel for a closer shave, hair gel, and many more!

I love that it absorbed quickly without leaving oily residue or greasy. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and smooth after using.

As an eye mask, I apply a thick layer and leave it on for 20 minutes, I prefer to do this in the morning to soothe and reduce puffy eyes. Same goes as a face mask, I apply a thick layer on and leave it on then wash off during that time of the month where I have few inflamed acne and this Aloe Vera gel brings down the redness. There is some scientific evidence that aloe is able to kill bacteria as well as speed wound healing.

I keep it in the fridge so that when I use it, it leaves my skin fresh and cooling especially in hot humid weather in Malaysia.

image

NATURE REPUBLIC ALOE VERA SOOTHING GEL is made out of 92% ALoe Vera. Aloe vera truly is a miracle plant. Grown in drier climates such as those of Africa and India, this herbal remedy can provide natural relief for a variety of conditions including dry skin and severe acne. The beneficial part of the aloe vera plant can be found in the clear, sappy substance hidden within in its long, thick leaves.

Aloe vera can promote healthier skin. Aloe researchers also report that aloe can hydrate through three epidermal layers of the skin when used topically. Aloe provides the benefit of driving nutrients and other constituents into the deeper layers of the skin, which promotes epidermal health. Aloe vera can be used to:

☆Provide hydration to the skin
☆Promote an attractive, refreshed and healthy appearance
☆Reduce the appearance of damaged skin
☆Cool and soothe the skin after prolonged sun exposure

According to legends, Cleopatra swore on the powers of pure aloe vera gel, honey and milk. She used to bathe in milk and honey and moisturized and protected her skin with the gel of the aloe vera. Three natural ingredients improving the health and skin tone.

Only Nature Republic outlet sells the real one, no 3rd party distributor.

These pictures below are from Nature Republic Official Facebook Page here: NATURE REPUBLIC MALAYSIA
image

image

image

I am well aware that many companies are imitating and selling counterfeit Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel because I myself bought a fake one from this mandarin based website [MY M*NI STO*C*].

They even have a Facebook page close to 10k likes! This company sells beauty products during the recent KUCHING FOOD FESTIVAL 2014 (1st August til 24 August) including Snail White, KISS cream, Pobling.

From what I gathered, they are based in Kuching, Sarawak but sell them throughout the whole Malaysia.

They assured me that the Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel is the real one so I bought one thinking it’s the real deal and I’ve never tried any before so I thought why not give it a try since it’s so highly raved for many years but then when I went to Nature Republic outlet in The Spring last week, I looked closely and smell and try the real Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel, immediately found that they are completely different from the one I bought from [MY M*NI STO*C*]. I asked the Beauty assistants about it and they told me the ones sold online or stores besides NR outlets are not authorized or acknowledged by them. Then I ask how about certain websites, they said those are counterfeit Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel because only the ones in NR outlets are the authentic ones.

I realised I got duped! How can this happened? Well it did. Sigh

If one of their (My Min* Sto*k) product is fake, what do you think of the others? I would honestly think most probably they are not authentic too.

I will not name the company publicly and definitely won’t ever buy from them again or recommend to my family and friends. It’s not worth the money and most importantly not worth the trouble it will cause your skin.

The counterfeit Nature Republic Aloe Vera gel irritated my skin, caused flare up in my eczema! I am going to throw it away after this. Not only does it causes irritation, itch, hives but also waste my money. Gah! I had to go on strong antihistamines to calm my allergies down, I should really sue them for damages and for selling fake product that causes so much inconvenience!

image

This is so unbelievable!

I do hope no one will experience such terrible thing after I compare the real and fake Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel although it’s harder to know whether it’s real or not when buying online. I can’t guarantee that the ones online are the real deal as I’m sure these companies will assure you that it is. Be careful because even some reputable online store might be selling counterfeit Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel for a much cheaper price than the original one. How distasteful!!

Below are comparison of my Real and counterfeit Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel.

image

The colors are totally different. The fake one has lighter shade, the real one is much darker green.

image

The fake printing appeared pixalated, meaning you can see the pixels but the real one is much finer. If you put them side by side, these printing flaws can be seen easily.
image

The fake one has a visible sheen that is out of alignment. On the real one, this sheen is nicely aligned with the graphic (picture below).
image

Can you see it now?

Next is the back. Notice the difference in font. Then the website, the fake has CO.KR but real one is .COM
image

image

image

The fake one can see through while the real one is much opaque.
image
image

Below is the plastic cover to separate the product and the cover. The fake one is a little softer than the real sturdy one.
image

The plastic cover are the same. Both have NATURE REPUBLIC embossed on it. Below is how they looked like without the plastic cover.
image

TEXTURE:
They both have the same consistency but;
FAKE: Harder to wash off, absorb slower so it’s a bit sticky, greasy!

REAL: Wash off easily and absorbed really fast and dries down to matte finish.

SCENT:
FAKE: Smells like regular hair gel, the ones in a tub. Very artificial scent.

REAL: The scent is very pleasant, not too strong or light. Just nice. The smell does linger on after it dries down to matte finish.

Ingredients wise are the same as printed on the back of the packaging but I do not know what is really inside the fake one. They may look the same but I personally think the ingredients used to make the fake are no where near or as good as the real one.

I hope the comparison of the real and fake Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel can help you to decide when purchasing. I know it is harder to see how real it is because the seller can choose to give you the pictures of the real one and surely they will say this “Don’t worry, our products are all from Korea. So of course it’s real” I honestly wouldn’t take their words.

I’m really disappointed at this company that sold fake Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel claimed that it’s real authentic one. The fake one caused allergies, irritation and hives on my whole body and I had to take strong antihistamines to calm them. So, be careful when buying things online and I would suggest you get the real product from Nature Republic outlets.

I do hope I covered all bases. If not, please let me know. Thanks for stopping by to read my blog.

Advertisements

57 thoughts on “NATURE REPUBLIC ALOE VERA 92% SOOTHING GEL REVIEW AND HOW TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN THE REAL AND FAKE ONE.

  1. Thanks for the review. I am considering to buy this. Was wondering can I use it as a basic moisturizer? Will it oily?

    Like

  2. OMG!!! I know that pasar malam got sell fake Nature Republic Aloe soothing gel but I didn’t know that reputable online company also selling fake product & claim as original. What a let down!!!
    Thanks to your blogpost I get to differentiate between the real and fake product

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Interesting! I had no idea there were fakes considering this isn’t very expensive but there are always opportunists out there who want a piece of a popular pie. I know that my tub is the real deal because mine was gifted to me by someone who bought it from a Nature’s Republic store in Seoul during a Korea trip.

    Like

  4. I bought the aleo vera gel from nature republic outlet ,”n” years ago .. the back there also co.kr
    that time the price was RM39 with gift or a small liquid foundation ,
    Few months ago , i bought another one from a shop . the price was RM19.90 . and the back there also co.kr.
    so i got a doubt , are both the fake one ? including the one i bought from the nature republic store ??? ><

    Like

    1. That I’m not sure but in order to determine if it’s fake or real, it has to come all rounder in terms of smell, texture, packaging and all that and not just based on one thing alone. You will have to double check with the Official Nature Republic outlets as well.

      Like

  5. This aloe is very nice but i am concerned with how fast it dries up (evaporate) with the existence of alcohol content in it. But it is very cooling as body lotion especially if i chilled it in fridge and to be used after swimming. Certainly a lot of evil people trying to earn easy fast cash thru the wrong way.

    Like

  6. Actually my product also have “co.kr” at the back! I’m not really sure is it counterfeit or not but the color and stuff matches the real deal… I’m so confused!

    Like

  7. i am going up japan mountain next week which will be around 0-2 celcius. can i apply this to my face to apply from being dry and crack?

    Like

  8. Hey I just bought this aloe vera gel today at a convenience store named CK which has like, several branches all throughout singapore so I can safely assume it doesn’t sell faulty products. Almost all the above mentioned criteria matches the real one except for the serial number at the back. It matched the fake one. And I only bought it for ard SGD$7.00 so I’m wondering whether it’s authentic. It smells pleasant and dries off quickly leaving the skin fresh and moisturised and I liked it. So far there aren’t any irritations so…I don’t know…is it safe?

    Like

  9. thank you dear!! because i’ve been interested to buy this product at kiosk at my uni..it sell a lot cheaper which is about rm19…of course as customer i’m so excited to buy it..thank god i got the feeling to check the reviews first and i saw yours…i need to double check on that kiosk…

    Like

    1. You’re welcome Dya! I’m glad I can be of helped. I realised many got conned as well as they received fake Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel from online sellers.

      Like

  10. So, is the lady saying that any online stores like Yesstyle that are selling these products are not the legit product? Or only certain websites? I just ordered this product yesterday on Yesstyle and would think that it was a legit website since they’re located in SK and I know people that have bought from it I will be very upset if it is not legit, thank you for the info!

    Like

    1. Hi Tiffany, I am not saying not to buy from online websites. It is not recommended but you can always buy them if you want to. Nature Republic highly recommend users to buy from their outlets to avoid getting con or receive fake goods. At the end of the day, it’s your choice.

      Like

    2. I bought mine from yesstyle too, i was surprised there are people who would try to even counterfeited this inexpensive product, so thanks again for your review. i checked the dates on the base of the jar , no irregularities , smells fine, dries quickly, i think its the real deal. Yesstyle is a stockist, they may not have knowledge that popular products can be counterfeited. This review is eye opening. I guess i was lucky with my purchase.

      Like

      1. Was yours the real deal, the one that you bought at yesstyle? I just bought one from yesstyle and it arrived today but I’m not sure if I should open it or return it.

        Like

  11. Helloo. I just want to ask you where can i get it since i leave in Kelantan Malaysia . does Zalora sell it.? I really need this aloe vera gel .myskin is really dehydrate especially on face and hand. Plus itchy even more when i go out under the sun.

    Like

  12. The price is not cheaper here. Is only 4000W (RM12.000) when i buy it. Lucky i buy dozen and can get refund tax also….

    Like

  13. thanks for sharing, im using this product by buying online.
    gotta check after i get home ㅠㅠ

    btw can i repost this in my language? i will put your blog link directly as a credit ^^

    Like

  14. Today is the first time I applied this aloe gel and I was suprised that I am now obsessed with it. I strongly recommend this to replace our oily moisturizer because it is quickly absorbed (less than 1 min). It is also very cooling so I think it’s the right product to use during this extreme hot weather in Malaysia. I also love the smell and it lasts. Yes, it can be used as a make-up base as well. Since I got this frm my mom who just came back from Korea, I can see the features being written here on how to differentiate the genuine product and the counterfeit ones. Buy from the counter!

    Like

  15. hello!! thanks for the review its really help:)

    oh btw is it good for oily skin??? because i read another review, her skin is oily and she gets itchy after using this product. so should i buy it or– i kinda wanna try it… teehee

    Like

  16. I buy fake aloevera 4 x 300ml
    from lazada. When i received. It smell difference from the one i have. Huaaaaaaa

    Like

    1. Funny how I just got one from lazada today and sad to say it looked legit because it matched everything from the real one except the website behind it with .co.kr 😦 disappointed

      Like

  17. Hi!thanks for this info!!
    I’m in HK and I got mine today at Sasa for only $18..but I’m pretty sure I got the real one based on the pics you’ve shown.

    Just wondering will this help me with my acne and acne scars?

    Like

  18. How is that possible?? I think both if yours are fake. Mine is bought from Korea, it is not 92% . It says 100% on the cover. Mine has the expiry date printed behind like the real one as yours. Mine everything is in Korean words. The gel feels like liquid gel. When I apply it slides down like water. It absorb fast like water evaporates.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Like seriously. Mine, I just bought ystrday for only rm18 at cityone mall. I already looked around republic outlet at the spring but after I already bought the fake one. i’m never know there r a lot of fake aloevera gel here in kuching. Should be more concern. Thanks:-)

    Like

  20. Hye can i know if it say .com but the smell was like a perfume is it the ori or the fake one?
    And the aloe vera is opaque..i buy it around RM 10 because the shop have a sale..so i’m little confuse
    emm..i also want to know the effect if we use the fake one…
    I really hope that u can tell me…

    Like

  21. Hello if you dont mind can you tell me the name of the company that sell the fake product?
    Cause i just bought a product from online website

    Like

  22. thanks for the tips so im gonna buy it tom. at the nature republic outlet in santa lu. but it is sutable for sensitive skin or for example soothen skin???

    Like

  23. hi! i just recieve nature republic aloe vera soothing gel from online shop and i found out its a fake one i guess??:((( the packaging seems a bit lighter color and i could see the gel product through the packaging eventho the website using .COM not CO.KR
    from the statement above, is that consider fake? i just so into skincare this lately and its hard to find the products that i wanted so i decided to buy online UGH so frustrating

    Like

  24. Aiya …seriously really thankyou for posting this reference …just realized my product is a fake product and seriously brings up a let down on me …. no wonder i felt nothing amazing after using the fake one ,,,, tq btw

    Like

  25. I just bought this thru shopee.my online store. I got two boxes for rm29.90 after using my promo code discount. ( SALE price : RM 44.90| Normal price : RM 55.90 for two boxes) They claim it were authenthic and didn’t like to sell fake products. And when i receive the items, it were completely same like the real one you stated in this entry. 😊 thanks anyway.

    Like

  26. i just realized that i have been using a fake one for like 5 months, but luckily for me it gaves me positive effects. no more pimples ! so i dont care anymore a real or fake, as long as it is affordable and effective. lolzzzz

    Like

  27. Hi there learning about this really shocked me. I purchase one from a korean lady. Its the 98% aloe vera gel. It has been showing progress on my skin. But there are very few ones i see out that is similar to mines. Is fake too? Can you send me the link of the original site?

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s