9 Aloe Vera Products To Calm & Soothe Skin
9 Aloe Vera Products To Calm & Soothe Skin

9 Aloe Vera Products To Calm & Soothe Skin

Aloe vera may be as old as time, but it’s a hero ingredient in the beauty world for a reason. Able to hydrate, sooth and take down redness, it’s also rich in nutrients, antioxidants and moisture – which explains why you’ll find it in everything, from gel creams to cleansers, mists to make-up primers. Here are our favourite products for this time of year…
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Facial Spray With Aloe And Rosewater, £4.96 | Mario Badescu

Best For: A Refresh

Rich in protective antioxidants and hydrating aloe vera, this affordable spray gives skin that fresh-from-the-spa glow we all crave. It takes down redness immediately, and soaks up any dry areas for a smoother-looking complexion. It also sets make-up in place and leaves your skin feeling fresh and looking luminous for hours. It even minimise excess oil. No wonder it’s regularly spied in make-up artists kits – a great all-rounder.

Available at CultBeauty.com

Hydro Grip Primer, £17 | Milk Makeup

Best For: Holding Make-Up

Refreshing and effective, this is like a basecoat, sealing make-up in place for hours at a time, while protecting skin from the dulling effects of pollution. Hyaluronic acid, B vitamins and cherry blossom strengthen skin, while aloe water delivers a comforting dose of moisture. The result? A glass-like finish that’s perfect for make-up. If you don’t want to wear anything on top, you’ll find the plumped-up glow it gives your complexion is enough on its own. Massage it in with your fingers for an even blend.

Available at CultBeauty.com

Moisturising Gel With Organic Aloe Vera & Orange Blossom, £16 | Typology

Best For: Face & Body

This silky aloe gel works on both the face and body, and comes with a host of rave reviews. Added bisabolol relives feelings of discomfort, while orange blossom boosts glow. It’s also incredibly gentle and cooling – ideal for hot weather and holidays. You can apply it at any time, but we recommend massaging it into damp, post-shower skin for maximum absorption. It has a functional, almost medicinal scent, while the packaging will look good on any bathroom shelf.

Available at Typology.com

Balancing Cleanser With Aloe Vera, £25 | Alpha-H

Best For: Gentle Cleansing

This cleanser is one of the best for anyone prone to sensitivities. Brimming with aloe vera and vitamin E, the creamy texture lifts away all dirt and make-up, without ever stripping the skin of any natural moisture. It feels thick at first, but once you massage it in, you’ll find it absorbs well and never feels heavy or overbearing. After a week or so of use, you’ll start to see skin looks smoother, and texture more even. A small amount goes a long way, so remember to use it sparingly.

Available at CultBeauty.com

Dream Oasis Deep Hydration Serum, £42 | Summer Fridays

Best For: Soothing Inflammation

Whether it’s too much sun, dryness or issues like rosacea, this gentle serum works quickly to calm skin down in a pinch. It has a lightweight, yet nourishing feel thanks to a power duo of squalane and hyaluronic acid which coat the skin in a layer of hydration that lasts. Never sticky or greasy, it interacts well with other products and layers nicely underneath make-up. Oatmeal and chamomile are nice additions, especially if you’re prone to flare-ups or feelings of tightness. Expect a dewy glow post-use that lasts.

Available at CultBeauty.com

Skin Active 3-in-1 Hydrating Aloe Water Jelly, £12.99 | Garnier

Best For: A Bit Of Everything

A three-in-one, this day and night gel is also a mask. Apply a thicker layer at night so your skin drinks it up by the morning, leaving your complexion looking plump and fresh. Lightweight and with a bouncy texture, it absorbs fast and smothers dehydrated skin in a powerful combination of aloe vera, hyaluronic acid and glycerin. Keep it in the fridge so the jelly texture feels cold and soothing on the skin – it’s a big pot too, so you really get your money’s worth.

Available at LookFantastic.com

Aloe Soothing Essence Moist Firming Gel Cream, £36.25 | Holika Holika

Best For: Ridding Dryness

Holika Holika’s gel-based cream is designed to soothe, cool and protect skin from the minute it’s applied. Suitable for all skin types, but best for those prone to dryness, it floods your complexion with vitamins and minerals to keep it happy and healthy. Hero ingredient aloe vera both heals and prevents breakouts, while also protecting against external aggressors such temperature changes, pollution and UV rays. We love the dewy, healthy glow it leaves behind.

Available at LookFantastic.com

Hydrating Aloe Continuous Mist, £24 | Hampton Sun

Best For: Treating Sunburn

Whether you’ve caught the sun or simply want to hit refresh, this aloe-rich mist is a godsend in the summer. It is lightweight too, with a continuous spray that’s easy to apply to all areas – even hard-to-reach ones like your back. It also contains vitamin E and menthol to smooth and strengthen skin, giving it an instant pick-me-up on hot, muggy days. Keep it in the fridge to make the most of the cooling benefits.

Available at FeelUnique.com

Aloe Soothing Sheet Masks, £17 | Lapcos

Best For: Quick Hydration

These biodegradable Korean masks are a must-try if you want quick results. The Lapcos line-up offers serious variation, but we love treating inflamed, sensitive skin with this aloe-laced mask. Add to that a hefty dose of cucumber and you can think of these masks as a big glass of water for your complexion. Skin will feel instantly relieved, softer and smoother, with the kind of renewed glow you’ll love. Squeeze out any excess serum from the mask and put into a container for the following day.

Available at FreePeople.com

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