I used to use quite a few Aloette products years ago when the company was in it’s infancy. Over the years I have tried some of their newer creations but haven’t been happy with their products, with the exception of their Nutri-Hydrating Mist, formerly known as Nutrition. I generally reserve the use of this product for the summer, due to its simplicity and the thin consistency of the product.
The base of the Nutri-Hydrating Mist is made up of over 90% aloe vera gel. This is a great base as it is hydrating, has antibacterial properties and healing capabilities. On the flip side, if I use too many sprays it get sticky, or tacky, to the touch on my skin.
I also love that it is enriched with lots of vitamins, including A, E, C and B5 complex. I am not sure how well the Vitamin C holds up in this solution, however, as C is unstable and generally breaks down when exposed to light or air. The bottle is a bit frosted, probably not enough so I store it in a dark place to help reduce any lessening of the effect of light sensitive vitamins and nutrients. Sometimes I store it in the refrigerator for an extra refreshing blast.
On a really warm day I may forego using everything except a gentle hydrating cleanser and a spritz of Nutri-Hydrating Mist on my face. I also will use a few sprites on my body in place of lotion when it is super hot and humid.
On humid days I feel that the Nutri-Hydrating Mist is enough, even on my dry skin. I won’t use it by itself for several days in a row, however. If we get caught in a heat way I will use a light spread of Ice Elements Anti-Aging Serum under the Nutri-Hydrating Mist to ensure that my skin is getting all that it needs. I feel that the Nutri-Hydrating Mist helps to seal in the Anti-Aging serum and gives me an extra boost without having to layer on too many products.
What I do not care for is that at the bottom of the ingredients list of the Nutri-Hydrating Mist is a line up of 4 different types of parabens. This is one reason why I do not use it that often. If they dropped the parabens or at least used less of them I would be tempted to use it more often. I would also consider trying out a similar product by another company if they would make it without the parabens.