What the brand says: The New Lakmé Aloe Aqua Gel is infused with pure aloe vera extracts. It soothes, hydrates and acts as a barrier between pollution and your skin. It’s the do-it-all skin gel. Apply it before a work-out, after a shower, before you step out, and even before bed. So your skin is protected, always.
MY TAKE ON LAKME 9 TO 5 NATURALE ALOE AQUA GEL
Packaging: The gel comes in a lightweight and travel-friendly tub with screw cap. I wish the tub came with an applicator because dipping your fingers in the tub every time is quite unhygienic.
Texture: The gel is just like any other aloe vera gel you get in the market but a bit on the thinner side. The gel settles into a matte finish yet feels very hydrating.
Fragrance: The gel definitely has a a ‘fresh’ artificial fragrance.
How I use and staying power: To use, simply take a small quantity and massage on your cleansed skin. After it is absorbed, follow up with your skin care or makeup. I like using this after a bath, before makeup and before bedtime.
The gel as you massage feels cool on the skin, like menthol and I absolutely love the after-feel in this hot and humid summers! The gel feels very hydrating and cooling on the skin and works as a primer before applying rest of your skin care and/or makeup. I do not like heavy moisturizers during the summer and this works amazing as it is light weight, keeps skin fresh, protects it from pollution and also prevents redness. I feel the gel also helps prevent shine for longer. I love multipurpose products and this one is no exception. You can also add in few drops of tree oil before using it as a nighttime routine to prevent acne. I am currently using it as a regular moisturizer before using any skin care, before makeup and also as a night treatment. I give this product a thumbs up!