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Not cold-pressed and too acidic
Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2018
Be aware: This product contains citric acid and ascorbic acid. I would suggest opting for an aloe vera gel that does not contain acids.
I've been using this product for over a month now. Now that I think about it, I never would have described it as soothing. But I've been using it with no issues - until today. I applied it on my face 30 minutes before writing this review. Almost immediately, I began to feel a burning sensation. When I looked in the mirror, the parts of my face where I applied most of the gel had turned into blotches of red.
I washed my face thoroughly with cold water but the redness persisted. Strangely, my initial reaction was that I needed aloe vera to soothe my skin. By chance, I found an old aloe vera bottle lying around, one of the cheaper 100% gel brands. After reading its ingredients to ensure it didn't have any acids, I applied it on the affected areas. The redness is gone now.
Obviously, skin is different, but perhaps you would rather opt for a milder, less acidic formula. And might I suggest you look for a cold-pressed aloe vera product? The marketers are clever; somehow I didn't notice that this product is not cold-pressed!