Soothing gel comes from the English language soothe. As the name implies, this gel has the main function of soothing and hydrating the skin. However, what exactly are the benefits of a soothing gel?

Generally, soothing gels are used as moisturizers in skin care regimens. Its light texture and gives a cool feeling when used make this gel popular, especially during hot weather. You can also use it all over the body as a body lotion. If your skin is stung by the sun, apply soothing gel on the burned area to relieve pain and redness.

How to Choose Soothing Gel

After knowing the various uses, are you more curious to have a soothing gel? Next, I will give tips for choosing a soothing gel. Listen to the end, OK!

1.    Choose based on the content

You may be more familiar with soothing gel made from aloe vera because it is undeniable that aloe vera is one of the best beauty ingredients ever. However, this time I will discuss about a soothing gel made from bamboo extract, namely 99% Primaeval Fresh Bamboo Soothing Gel.

At first glance it looks almost like Aloe Vera Gel, but this product contains 99% pure bamboo extract originating from Jeju, an area in South Korea that is famous for its abundance of bamboo trees.

A little about bamboo extract

·       Bamboo extract is the richest source of Organic Silica which is needed to improve skin health.

·       Bamboo extract is not only an anti-oxidant but also a skin healer and helps heal minor cuts and minor wounds.

·       Bamboo extract is also slightly more moisturizing than aloe vera, so it can be used by all skin types.

·       Bamboo extract reduces melanin production thus helping to fade dark spots and pigmentation faster.

2.    Choose Based on the Packaging

Generally, soothing gel can be found in jar and tube packaging. Jar packaging has a larger volume and the container can be reused for other things. To be more hygienic, make sure you use a spatula or brush to pick up the product. The large jar packaging is a bit inconvenient for traveling so you need to move it to a smaller container.

If you want to be more practical, you can choose soothing gel in tube packaging. Tube packaging is easier to carry for traveling and more sterile because hands do not come into direct contact with the product. Always keep the packaging tightly closed after use to prevent spills. Choose the package that best suits your needs!

3.    Choose Genuine Products From Trusted Sellers

You may find a variety of products with varying prices on the market. Check the product and the seller so you don't make a mistake in buying the product. Lately, there are many fake soothing gels circulating at low prices. You won't know the ingredients that are included in the fake soothing gel. Instead of taking care of the skin, your skin could be irritated by it.

Products with low prices are tempting, but you should be more careful. Make sure you buy the original product with the permission of the Food and Drug Administration (BPOM), or from a guaranteed official seller or shop. Before using it regularly, you also need to make sure that your skin does not experience an allergic reaction.

Make sure that your skin doesn't have an allergic reaction.

What are the Benefits of Soothing Gel for the Skin?

Contains 99% bamboo extract which provides a cooling effect while deeply moisturizing the skin

·       Versatile face and body gel for all skin types

·       Transparent gel with light texture, fast absorption without stickiness (lighter texture than aloe vera gel)

·       Anti-bacterial and anti-free radicals make it instantly soothe and detoxify irritated skin

·       Hydrates and soothes skin.

·       Relieves heat and makes skin smooth.

·       Cure Acne

·       Moisturizing Skin

·       Anti aging

How to use Bamboo Gel

With a large packaging, it feels like it will never run out, especially if you use it only for one type of treatment. But if you want to finish it quickly, you can use this Bamboo Gel in various ways because it is a multipurpose product. If you are someone who likes to experiment with many products, I am sure you will get bored easily with this product.

As a moisturizer

This is the most basic use of this bamboo gel. After cleansing and using toner, take a small amount of gel and massage it into the skin. It gets absorbed in a few minutes, leaving your skin moisturized and supple. When you replace aloe vera gel with this bamboo gel, you will find it more moisturizing and hydrating.

It forms a thin barrier like aloe vera gel and locks moisture into the skin. It is recommended to use a toner before using this product as a moisturizer or at least use it on semi-moisturized skin for better results.

As a Cooling Mask After Exposure to the Sun

It is true that this is called a soothing gel. This gel is very soothing on the skin especially when used after sun exposure. Apply a thick layer of bamboo gel on the sunburnt skin and leave it on for 20 minutes. Close your eyes and relax.

You will feel like you are in a spa session as this bamboo gel provides a cooling effect. It soothes irritated skin and reverses tan by brightening the skin.

As a Face Mask Mixed With Natural Ingredients

Apart from using this bamboo gel alone as a mask or moisturizer, you can mix it with your own homemade treatment mask. For example, using a combination of oatmeal, yogurt and Bamboo Gel as a face mask.

This mask leaves skin clean, younger-looking, and soft. Or you can also mix Bamboo Gel into your homemade cleanser along with rose water. The addition of this gel provides an extra cooling and soothing effect on your skin.

As a Sleeping Mask

The sleeping mask referred to here is nothing but using the gel in your bedtime routine in the same way as a moisturizer. Take a little more gel and apply a slightly thicker layer, until it feels good on the skin and go to sleep. In the morning, you will wake up with well-hydrated and nourished skin. This Bamboo Gel helps repair dry and peeling skin.

As an Acne Treatment

You can also use this product as a treatment for acne. Apply a lump of gel on your inflamed pimple and leave it overnight. This gel significantly reduces the redness of the pimple and aids the healing process.

As a Gel After Shaving

Again as said before, this Bamboo Gel is amazing at calming and soothing irritated and inflamed skin. You can apply it as a gel after shaving. The coolness of this gel reduces pain or discomfort caused by razors.

As a Detangler

Sometimes, there are times when you may be too lazy to comb your hair and as a result the next time you comb, your hair is tangled and tied together. You can use this gel to untangle your frizzy hair. Take a small amount of gel and apply it to tangled hair to gently detangle the strands without breaking them.

You can also use this gel on the ends of your hair to avoid split ends.

As a Makeup Primer

Bamboo Gel works amazingly well as a primer that covers pores without clogging them. It forms a thin protective layer and provides a smooth surface for applying makeup.

Mixed With Foundation

Apart from being a primer, you can use this gel along with foundation. Mix a pea-sized amount of gel with your thick foundation. Thus, the foundation thins and spreads easily, providing additional moisture and moisture to the skin. The coverage becomes lighter and lighter, giving a more natural and healthy finish.

Nail Essence

The perfect moisturizer for manicures and pedicures and for those of you who like to constantly scrape and bite nail cuticles.

Soothes the eyes

Wet a cotton swab with bamboo gel, then keep it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, then place it on the eye area to soothe and reduce the effect of swelling on the eyes.

Use With Paper Sheet Mask

To hydrate and moisturize your skin, you can use bamboo gel on a paper sheet mask. The trick is to apply bamboo gel on a paper sheet mask, then place it in a container (bowl or plate) and store it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or more. Apply to cleansed face for 15-20 minutes.

Primaeval Fresh 99% Bamboo Soothing Gel main ingredients:

·       99% bamboo extract is able to remove dead skin cells and purify the skin, helping the skin retain moisture and elasticity

·       Contains Green Tea extract which is able to help shrink pores through anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory activities, helps maintain skin freshness and softness,

·       Contains Sea Buckthorn Fruit, natural vitamins C and E which maintain skin rejuvenation and help soothe tired and sensitive skin.

·       Contains Centella Asiatica extract, which helps heal troubled skin and soothe irritated and reddened skin

·       Contains Broccoli extract, Rich Vitamin which can prevent melanin pigmentation, soothes the skin, relieves inflammation and removes toxins from the skin, helps keep skin clean and firm.

These are the ways in which you can try to finish a big tube of this bamboo gel. The way I think the most favorite of all is to apply it as a mask. The brightening effect it gives is obvious, even if it's temporary. And you can use this mask not only after a day outside, but also before going to a special event.

You can get 99% Primaeval Fresh Bamboo Soothing Gel in the Marketplace, namely Shopee @timoti_beauty and Tokopedia @timotibeauty. Or you can also buy through the official website,