Miniso Aloe Vera Moisturizer
If I had to name one ingredient that can do everything, it has to be Aloe Vera! I have been using fresh aloe vera gel for a very long time to calm my skin after sun exposure and shaving/ waxing. So when I found an aloe vera based moisturizer in the market that was pretty affordable, I knew I had to give it a try! Read on this post to know how this moisturizer performed on my oily, acne-prone and sensitive skin or whether I recommend it or not.
Price: ₹350 for 50g. I got it on 40% off.
Availability: Any Miniso store. Not available online.
My Thoughts on Miniso Aloe Vera Moisturizer
I bought this Miniso moisturizer along with their sunscreen on my visit to the store last year. They have really cute and affordable stuff and I own 4 of their bags!! So I was pretty interested to know how their skincare would work out for me.
Apart from the fact that it is an aloe-vera based moisturizer, the beautiful packaging was another reason that made me buy it. It comes in a heavy glass tub that has a matte finish and faux wooden cap. The packaging of this Miniso Aloe Vera moisturizer screams luxury!
Little did I know, it would be the one factor that’d make me dislike this product the most. Sadly the luxury packaging doesn’t make it practical. The texture of this moisturizer is like a lightweight gel and it’s very annoying and unhygienic to dip your hands in the tub to get the product out.
A pump or even a tube packaging would’ve been much better and hygienic.
Imagine applying your entire skincare stuff with your hands and then dip the same fingers in this tub and keep doing it daily, twice a day. Have I successfully grossed you out? Thanks!
While I understand some products need a tub packaging like a thick body butter or a face mask but definitely NOT a gel-like moisturizer!
Texture & Smell
As you might have understood from my rant over this product’s packaging, the Miniso aloe vera moisturizer has a very light, clear gel-based texture that spreads and gets absorbed quickly. It has a mild fragrance which smells surprisingly good. If you’ve been a regular reader, you’d know I don’t love it if the product has a scent to it.
I use this moisturizer in both my morning and nighttime routine as the last step. How much do I use? The amount of product I get in one finger dip. Told you it’d have been much easier to explain this had the moisturizer come in a pump packaging! Anyway, you need a very small amount to cover your entire face and neck.
How Does It Work?
A little amount is all you need with this moisturizer and it gives a moist finish. It’s not entirely matte, neither shiny, but brings enough glow without any sticky feeling. The face feels hydrated and very soft. It’s also very calming on freshly shaved skin and I use it every time I shave my face. The summer season has started so you can keep it in the fridge. That way it feels much more relaxing and calming on the skin.
It didn’t break me out or caused any skin irritation.
Is it better than my all-time favourite oily skin moisturizer?
I have talked about the Aroma Magic Moisturizer which is the best for oily skin. So does it perform better than that? I still prefer the water-like texture of Aroma Magic Moisturizer and the fact that it comes with a pump packaging and is cruelty-free.
Miniso’s skincare and makeup line are NOT cruelty-free.
However, I do feel that the Miniso aloe vera moisturizer would work on normal, combination and oily skin types whereas Aroma Magic is only for oily skin.
The Miniso aloe vera moisturizing cream is a good option for people with normal to oily skin. It hydrates the skin, gives it a moist feeling and works great on calming it too. However, this impractical packaging is a bit too much for me to handle. Also, the fact that it’s not cruelty-free is another important factor that steers me away from this moisturizer.
Why You Should Buy Miniso Aloe Vera Moisturizer?
- Has aloe vera as a key ingredient
- Works the best for oily skin
- Will hydrate normal and combination skin types too
- Very lightweight
- Get absorbed fast
- Calming on freshly shaved skin
Why You Should Avoid Miniso Aloe Vera Moisturizer?
- Extremely impractical packaging
- NOT cruelty-free
This sounds like a product I might use for myself. I dont mind a bit of fragrance on skincare products so long as its subtle and it doesnt linger. I can see your point in the packaging not being practical. I do often think some products really should come with a small spatula. Now that i think about it i might have to get one for myself because i dont like dipping my fingers in some of my more luxury creams lol.
Rifat Yaseen says
I have quite some spatulas stocked up for my face masks and I tried them with this moisturizer but it’s so watery that it slips if you’re not quick? Packaging is a problem but it’s beautiful too.
The Newbury Girl says
This sounds like it would be great for my oily skin – I’ve never tried an aloe based moisturizer that wasn’t specifically meant for helping calm sunburnt skin.
Rifat Yaseen says
Oh it does work great for that! You could even use fresh aloe vera from your garden for sunburns too 🙂