Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Nature Republic 92% Soothing Aloe Vera Gel

Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel 300ml

When you hear the title and the 92% Aloe Vera gel you'd be inclined to think this is quite a natural product.  In fact the name Nature Republic sounds as though they're natural.

Then you read the ingredients list and you realise it is fairly natural with some not so natural (some hazardous) ingredients, to act as preservatives and stabilisers

Ingredients:
Aloe barbadensis leaf extract (92%), alcohol, glyceryl polyacrylate [3], dipropylene glycol, butylene glycol, glycerin, propylene glycol, 1,2-mentha viridis (spearmint) extract, melissa officinalis extract, carbomer, peg-60 hydrogenated caster oil, triethanolamine [5], phenoxyethanol [4], water, parfum [8], disodium edta.

[numbers in boxes denote hazard rating from 1 to 10 - 10 being most hazardous]

You all know my thoughts on propylene glycol - if not read the article to give you a better understanding.  So while this product may appear natural because the label says so it is always important to read the labels and have a good understanding of what those ingredients are and mean.

However, it's always good to make small changes to products that are mostly natural. They're still better than hardly natural at all.

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