||Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel Review with Ingredient Analysis||
Hey beautiful, welcome! So, today I will review Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel. This is the first time ever that Lakme has come up with something fresh and a unique idea. Aloe vera gel is nothing new in the market, but for Lakme, it is definitely new. I have used a number of Lakme products; some of those were hit and some were a miss. Especially, if I talk about Lakme skincare products, those were mostly below average. And honestly angels, I have used so many amazing brands for skincare till now that I find Lakme very commercial minus the purity. But, I promise that I would give you an extremely unbiased opinion about this product. So, let’s start the review.
Basic Information about Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel:
Price: INR 200
Shelf Life: 2 years from the date of manufacturing
What does the brand claim about Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel?
Is the city pollution making your skin dull? Then, give your skin the goodness of aloe vera and protect it from every kind of pollution. This aloe vera gel is enriched with 100% pure aloe vera which is filtered from fresh leaves. This non-sticky and light gel formula would soothe and hydrate your already stressed skin. It would protect your skin from the dryness and dullness, caused by pollution. So, your skin would stay deeply protected and would look naturally brightened. Let your skin breathe all day long. It has primer-like benefits. So, it also works as the perfect canvas for your daily skincare routine and makeup. Give your skin the natural brightness and freshness of the city.
Ingredients of Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel:
Any cosmetic is nothing without its ingredients. Because the basic building block of a product is the ingredients. Before buying this product, I was worried whether Lakme would provide all the details or not. But fortunately, this time I was not disappointed at all. All the ingredients have been mentioned in the cartoon accordingly. And thus, my job has become easier now. So, let’s start talking about the ingredients of Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel.
Demineralised water: Water without its minerals and salts. Which is also called the distilled water.
Aloe Vera Leaf Juice: I was happy to find this ingredient at the second place. Because it proves that Lakme has tried to maintain the purity of the product.
Glycerine: It is quite a great humectant which retains moisture.
PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil: A great skin conditioning agent which is produced by the hydrogenation of Castor Oil. It is also an excellent skin emollient.
Triethanolamine: It is a strong alkaline substance which is moderately hazardous as well. It is primarily used as a pH adjuster. Apart from that, it also works as a masking and fragrance agent or surfactant.
Carbomer: These are basically white and fluffy powders which are used as gels in cosmetics. It helps to suspend an insoluble solid in a liquid.
Caprylyl Glycol: A low hazardous ingredient which is used as a skin and hair conditioning agent. Often used as a preservative as well.
Phenoxyethanol: It is quite a widely used preservative. But it is moderately hazardous and is not a good ingredient at all.
Perfume: This is a fragrance of course. But unfortunately, they have not mentioned the type of fragrance they have used in the formula.
Niacinamide: This component is also known as Vitamin B3 or Nicotinic Acid. I was really happy and shocked at the same time to find this ingredient on the list. This component has an amazing skin-restoring property. So, I am very glad that Lakme has added it in the formulation.
Disodium EDTA: It basically protects the cosmetics from being discoloured and also protects the fragrance components from being rancid.
Benzophenone-4: It protects the cosmetics and other components from the harmful UV rays. So, this component is also sometimes used in conjunction with other sunscreen agents.
CI 147005 and CI 42090: Both of these are cosmetics colourants which are moderately hazardous.
Butylephenyl Methylpropional: It is also known as LILIAL which quite a hazardous component is. It is also a cosmetics colourant.
Limonene: It is a perfumery ingredient which is moderately hazardous.
Linalool: Another moderately hazardous fragrant ingredient which is basically a terpene but surprisingly has a similar fragrance like French Lavender and Bergamot.
Hexyl Cinnamal: A moderately hazardous fragrance component.
Benzyl Acetate: An organic alcohol which works as pH adjuster, fragrant agent, and preservatives.
Citronellol: Moderately hazardous fragrant ingredient.
Geranyl Acetate: Fragrant ingredient.
Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone: Fragrant ingredient which is moderately hazardous.
Linalyl Acetate: Harmless fragrant ingredient.
Yes! That’s all about the ingredients. I truly wonder why they have added so much fragrant ingredient in the formula. They have used around 8 types of the fragrant ingredient in the formulation. Well! We are talking about a commercial brand named ‘Lakme’. But honestly, the formula and all the ingredients did not attract me much. The addition of colourants and fragrant ingredients has made it very vague in terms of efficacy. Anyways, let’s move on to the next segment to see whether Lakme has kept all its claims intact or not.
Texture: The gel is moderately thick but not thicker than the Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel. It is very smooth to apply which is great for sure. It is very easy to spread and can be applied on anywhere.
Packaging: Aha! The packaging of Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel is very stunning and stylish. I absolutely adored the chrome-style of packaging. It comes in a tub. The lid has a copper tone which is shiny and makes the packaging attractive. The whole tub is made of good quality plastic. Unfortunately, the tub has no inner lid which makes the packaging look more unhygienic. So, be careful. If you open the lid on the reverse side, the whole gel may come out of the box at once. Except for this point, I loved the style of packaging.
Aroma: As you have already seen that the product has too many fragrant ingredients. I found the aroma having a similarity with The Face Shop Jeju Aloe Vera Gel which too had lots of fragrant and masking ingredients. Somehow, I just hate this artificial smell in my skincare products.
My Experience with Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel
So, I have been using this product for the past two weeks. I usually apply aloe vera gel at night before going to bed. And, I have a bunch of aloe vera plants at my house. For obvious reasons, I use the natural one.
For experimentation, I mixed one dollop of this Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel with my Rosehip Oil Serum and Vitamin C night serum. The strong fragrance of this gel just gave me too much headache.
I did not notice any skin irritation at all. My skin felt hydrated and that’s all. I did not see any extra glow or something like that. I also applied this gel during the daytime with my sunscreen for some extra protection. And, during this time too, I could not find anything bizarre.
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Pros of Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel:
- Great packaging.
- Aloe vera gel is present at abundant quantity.
- Niacinamide is also there.
- Quantity offered is good.
Cons of Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel:
- Full of fragrant and moderately hazardous ingredients, that put a question mark on the efficacy part of this gel.
- Unhygienic tub packaging.
- No inner lid is used.
Overall, Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel is not an extraordinary product. It fulfills all its claims, still I would not recommend this product. Because the harmful components can be very detrimental for the delicate skin in the long run. So, it’s better not to buy this product.
***********COSMETICS ARENA RATING: 3/5*************
Would I recommend Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel?
No! Absolutely not. Go for some stunning natural aloe vera gel like Bon Organics Aloe vera gel.
Would I repurchase Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel?
Again a big no. I would not ever repurchase it.
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