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    Updated on Aug 1, 2018. Posted on Jul 23, 2018

    This K-Beauty Aloe Vera Will Make You Say "Drugstore Aloe Vera? I Don't Know Her"

    Trust me — I've had lots of horrible sunburns, and this is hands down the best aloe vera gel.

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    I'm no gambler, but I'd bet you have a bottle of drugstore aloe vera gel in your medicine cabinet for the kind of sunburns that force you to walk like a cowboy in an old Western movie.

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    ^ Look familiar?

    I have a bottle of blue drugstore aloe vera gel in the back of my bathroom vanity for such painful emergencies. But now I know I should just throw that shit away.

    LISTEN UP, SHEEPLE: Everything you know about the soothing goo will be a lie when you discover this K-beauty aloe vera gel that people use for every skin problem from sunburns to itches to oily skin to redness to acne!!

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    This stuff is the shit.

    But all aloe vera gels are the same! may be what you're thinking right now, but let the hundreds and hundreds of Amazon reviewers of this product convince you otherwise:

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    "One of the best products I've ever bought! I use this as a base before putting on moisturizer, after my toner and serum. My face is sensitive with oily/dry skin with few acne spots, and my cheeks are blemished and red from past acne scars. (Yeah, a real work.) After using this gel, I've noticed that my face isn't as oily as it usually would be during the day. If anything, the oil has cut down by half, and my face is still reasonably soft. The redness has gone down as well and I have gotten less acne. I use this on my chest and back acne, and those are disappeared as well. It works nicely on my armpit as well. I pluck the hair so I have 'scars' from that too, and the redness has reduced. I also have oily lids, and using this product around my eyes has shot the oiliness for that as well." —Lily

    "Please take into consideration that when I use this on my face, I technically have to follow it up with a moisturizer because the skin on my face is just too dry. (It's hereditary.) But I like this because it gives me a little something more, so I don't have to apply as much moisturizer — which is nice, because moisturizer can be a little bulky. It's also good because I have sensitive skin and use it in place of lotion, as lotion can result in breakouts on different parts of my body. I'm really happy with it and it smells super amazing. I just can't bring myself to cut up my aloe vera plant, so this is a wonderful alternative. I've reordered it several times." —Amazon Customer

    "This gel from a Korean company is just superb. Before it arrived I was using the pure gel from a plant in my garden. It worked fine but was a bit hard to keep on the skin as it tended to roll off. This commercial product works even better. It relieves itching almost immediately and can be kept cool in the refrigerator (not freezer) so I can wholeheartedly recommend it for itching, rashes etc." —Shankar Sundaram

    If you don't believe strangers on the internet, take my word for it (another a stranger on the internet). I'm raving about this $7 tub because this is what my legs look like rn:

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    I'm normally vigilant about reapplying sunscreen; I even went a whole week in Hawaii without a sunburn! But last week I was really excited to be on my dad's boat and forgot to apply sunscreen on my legs before we zipped around a lake for two hours. THIS IS FROM TWO HOURS IN THE SUN! Now I have a physical reminder of my forgetfulness and stupidity.

    Basically, I am in agony and doing everything a dermatologist says to do when you're sunburned but I'd be in MUCH MORE AGONY if it weren't for this Nature Republic aloe vera gel.

    This stuff is super light, smells delightful, soaks in immediately, and a little bit goes a long way. Basically, it's magical goo you should always have around at your disposal.

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    For the 3.5 days of my vacation post-sunburn, I layered on smelly Solarcaine (which stickily helped numb the pain) 'til it ran out and then gooey Banana Boat Aloe After Sun Gel for very little relief that turned into visible layers on my skin and that made me stick to bedsheets and anything else I came in contact with.

    When I arrived back at my apartment I grabbed the tub of Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel out of my fridge and starting applying in 30-minute intervals for some AHHHH relief. The difference is astounding. I could never apply drugstore aloe this often. And I'm never wasting my money on that stuff again.

    And now that my legs are in the peeling process (gross, I know), I'm slathering it on as an incredibly effective itch remedy!

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    Moisturizing is soooo important when you're peeling!

    So pick up a tub for all kinds of reasons. You'll be thankful you made that investment next time you step outside when it's really hot and realize you forgot sunscreen.

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    Please wear sunscreen! Learn from my mistakes!

    Get it from Amazon for $7.10.

    While you're at it, check out dermatologist-recommended sunburn remedies and life-changing Korean beauty products.

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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