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    12 Products That Reviewers Say Treat Sunburns Really Well

    You wouldn't think a Minion-themed aloe gel would work, but it does.

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    1. Burt's Bees Aloe & Coconut Oil After Sun Soother, as you may be able to tell from its name, contains a nourishing mix of aloe extract and coconut oil to hydrate sun-exposed skin and leave it feeling refreshed, moisturized, and itch-free.

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    It's free of parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, and SLS.

    Promising review: "Best product ever for sunburns! No peeling or itching. Simply amazing! The photos are four days apart." —Carrie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.69.

    2. Sun Bun Cool Down Aloe Vera Gel provides calming relief to sensitive, burned skin thanks to their formulated combo of Vitamin E, aloe, and tea tree oil that'll help ease burn pain and prevent peeling.

    The Sun Bum aloe vera gel
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    And you can keep this one in the fridge for some added cooling relief to your hot skin! It's vegan and gluten-free!

    Promising review: "I LOVE Sun Bum products. Like the rest, this did not fail. The scent is minimal, which I appreciated. It goes on smooth and does not leave behind or a super oily feeling. Really helped after I burnt my legs to a crisp while tubing!" —Nmarie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    3. Holika Holika Aloe 99% Soothing Gel is made from fermented aloe vera leaf juice to maximize the active ingredients in aloe that help leave your skin nice and cool.

    The Holika Holika aloe gel
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    This is paraben-free!

    Promising review: "Love this product. I have very fair skin and while at the beach, got a sunburn despite all precautions. I slathered the gel on every half hour for the rest of the day and the burn never hurt, and faded so quickly. I also did not get the sun sickness I usually feel when I get a burn. I use it on my body, face, and hair! Smells awesome, and so light and fresh!" —mimi zimi

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    4. Minions Soothing Aloe Gel boasts an anti-inflammatory ingredient list like antioxidants, enzymes, vitamin A, and vitamin C, so you can provide much-needed relief to your skin in the cutest way possible.

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    And be sure to check out all of the cool TONYMOLY minion-themed products here!

    Promising review: "I got my first sunburn of the year last weekend and I'm glad I had this handy. Nice portion and great texture. It also works as a nice moisturizer!" —Cassandra B.

    Get it from Macy's or TONYMOLY for $10.

    5. Solar Recover After Sun Moisturizing Spray is made with vitamin E, French seaweed absolute, distilled water, calendula, lavender oil, sesame oil, geranium oil, roman chamomile oil, and sandalwood oil for a hydrating moisturizer spray so good, you'll want to use it every day — and you can!!!

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    Promising review: "I love this stuff! It is super hydrating and is amazing for sunburns. Honestly, I use it everywhere, all the time. I love using it as an all natural face mist. The most affordable all natural essential oil-based spray I have found. I highly recommend this and will for sure be a repeat customer!" —Leanne

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95.

    6. Anita Grant Aloe Vera Gel helps to soften and treat first- and second-degree thermal and radiation burns and heal them quickly. In addition to being applied to your skin, it can also be applied to your scalp/hair, and is great for everyday use, too.

    The Anita Grant aloe vera gel
    Anita Grant

    Anita Grant is a Black-owned, UK-based beauty brand that specializes in making high-quality, cruelty-free hair and skincare products. Be sure to check out all of the wonderful products Anita Grant has to offer here. This aloe vera gel is cruelty-, paraben-, sulfate-, alcohol-, oil-, and lonicera japonica-free. It's also vegan-friendly!

    Promising review: "My cousin and I fell asleep in the sun, and when we woke we were burnt. The first thing I put on was this. The cooling sensation was such a relief — I even put some on the top of my head. It felt GOOD! Later that night both our skin and scalp looked and felt much better. S.O.S. (Saved Our Skin) in a jar!" —Jonathan Adhler

    Get it from Anita Grant for $4.49+ (available in four sizes).

    7. Uncle Bud's Hemp After Sunburn Soother contains aloe vera and 100% organic hemp seed oil, which is rich in vitamins A, D, and E for a non-greasy solution to sunburn, windburn, and dry skin.

    The Uncle Bud's sunburn soother
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    This is free of parabens and fragrances!

    Promising review: "This does what plain aloe can't do! I get sunburnt a lot with my fair skin, and this is the best product I have found so far to treat after sun irritation and burns. It goes on smooth and cools the skin immediately without a strong smell. My sister-in-law and I went skiing in Colorado and we both got really sunburnt on our face/cheeks. I applied the Uncle Bud's Hemp After Sunburn Soother that I had packed, and the next morning my skin was 100% better than my sister-in-laws' — noticeably different, so you can tell this stuff works!" —Emily B

    Get it from Target for $9.99.

    8. Coola ER+ Radical Recovery After-Sun Lotion is described as a "wheatgrass shot for your skin." The lotion is infused with organic aloe vera and lavender oil to aid in helping skin bounce back from exposure to sun and other environmental aggressors.

    The Coola after sun lotion
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    This is free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates!

    Promising review: "I get sunburnt so easily, to the point that if I don't lather on goop before I go outside I'll be bright red in mere minutes. I've historically used drugstore aloe (the bright green tubes), but was really not a fan of how sticky and heavy those felt. The ER+ Radical Recovery After-Sun Lotion is my new favorite — it goes on like a light moisturizer and immediately soothes my irritation. It even seems to speed up the transition from red to tan on my skin. It's really effective, lightweight, and enjoyable to apply. Plus the packaging is stellar — the box made me feel like I was opening a vintage bottle of champagne!" —pr1025

    Get it from Sephora for $32.

    9. Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera 100% Gel — a personal favorite of mine — is your typical pure aloe vera gel that'll provide quick, effective relief to burns and the uncomfortable itching and stinging that accompanies them.

    The Fruit of the Earth aloe vera gel
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    This is free of oil, coloring, alcohol, and fragrances!

    A couple of years ago while on a trip with some friends, we spent a beautiful, hot summer day at the beach for a few hours. I burn super easily, and the sun was particularly strong that day, so I kept liberally applying sunscreen. Well... after leaving the beach, one of my friends noticed that my skin turned purple (uhhh... yeah). Thankfully, we went home just two days later, but in the days following our beach excursion, I found out that what I thought was just a bad sunburn, turned out to be a literal second degree burn, and as you can imagine, it hurt... A LOT. I picked up this aloe gel and started applying it and within two days, my burn wasn't stinging anymore. While it's a pretty basic aloe gel, and can be a little sticky when applying, it helped my second degree sunburn SO much, and it's no match for all my other sunburns. I definitely recommend keeping this one on-hand!

    Get it from Fruit of the Earth for $7.99, or a pack of two from Walmart for $7.62.

    10. Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun Lotion contains aloe and hydrating ribbons for a weightless post-sun exposure solution that'll leave skin feeling soft and supple. Plus, it smells fruity and yummy!

    A reviewer holding a bottle of the Hawaiian Tropic after sun lotion
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    Promising review: "Very lightweight and not greasy whatsoever. It absorbs into my skin extremely fast and leaves my skin very soft. Like unbelievably soft! I bought it to use after being sunburned, but ended up loving it as an everyday moisturizer. I even use it on my face since it's so light and non-oily. It does have a strong coconut scent, for those who are sensitive to that. Also worth noting, my daughter has had issues with all lotions for her entire life because they make her itch severely (even non-scented, more natural ones such as the Aveno lotions), but for some reason, this one doesn't make her skin itch at all. It's the only lotion we've found that she can actually use as much and as often as she wants. And can I mention how it's kind of pretty with the blue and white swirls, LOL. Will definitely buy again for as long as it's produced!" —CC

    Get it from Amazon for $6.74.

    11. Korres Greek Yoghurt Calming + Cooling Gel provides your skin with a dose of probiotics (from the yogurt, of course!) for a soothing and cooling feeling on irritated, burnt skin.

    The Korres Greek Yoghurt gel
    Korres

    This is free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates!

    Promising review: "This stuff is ah-mazing — I don’t know how I’ve gone through summers without it! I had a really bad sunburn last summer, and while I always go to aloe vera gels, I end up peeling pretty bad, so I wanted to try something new. Went into Sephora and bought this, knowing I would probably return it if it didn’t work after a few applications, and boy was I proven wrong! I am now on my third (maybe fourth?) bottle of this, and I make sure I always have one in stock in my fridge. My picky fiancé who doesn’t like trying new products unless I somehow force him swears by this, (also why I’m probably on my fourth bottle). Bottom line — works far better than aloe vera gels for sunburns. Wear your sunscreen, but for those emergency situations (we all have them!!), keep a bottle on hand in the fridge, and apply frequently." —clemmii

    Get it from Sephora for $26.

    12. Sun Bum Cool Down Aloe Vera Lotion is formulated with vitamin E, aloe vera, cocoa butter, and jojoba seed oil to aid in restoring your skin's moisture balance after a long day in the sun.

    The Sun Bun aloe vera lotion
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    This is vegan and gluten-free!

    Promising review: "Sun Bum products are so incredible. This Cool Down lotion got rid of a pretty serious sunburn in a matter of hours. I don't know what they put in it that makes it so effective — probably unicorn tears or something. Seriously a great purchase for any person about to spend time in the sun." —Big E & Moe

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

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