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Your Guide To Buying an Aloe Vera Gel

Your Guide To Buying an Aloe  Vera Gel
Yehuda Posnick

The aloe vera plant has a number of uses—and there is a huge industry of making use of its leaves. There are aloe vera juices, that allow you to drink the Vitamins C, E and beta carotene that the cactus contains. But it’s also useful in gel form. Aloe vera gel kills bacteria in wounds, and can also relieve skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. People apply the gel on burns—its cooling, soothing feel relieves the burn immediately. It is especially effective on sunburn, where you need to treat a large area. But you can also use it to moisturize dry skin, treat acne, and condition the hair. Here is a guide to some of the best aloe vera gels on the market.

Forever Living Aloe Vera Gelly 4 fl. oz.

Forever Living Aloe Vera Gelly 4 fl. oz.

Types of Aloe Vera Gel

  • Pure Aloe Vera Gel: There are products on the market that are just aloe vera gel, albeit on a Vitamin E base. The Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel is one such product. GNC also makes an Aloe Vera Skin Gel, which is reputed to be 99% Aloe Vera gel.

  • Aloe Vera Gel-based preparations: You can find aloe vera gel in skin care products, combined with other organic ingredients.

    • Lip balm: For example, Forever Living makes an aloe vera-based lip balm, that also contains beeswax and jojoba oil.

    • Moisturizing Lotion and Cream: Forever Living‘s aloe lotion combines aloe, jojoba oil and Vitamin E, for moisturizing and soothing the skin.

      Divya Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel

      Divya Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel

What People Are Saying

Based on all the consumers’ reviews we’ve scanned, these are the top things they mentioned about their new stuff:

  • Burn treatment: Forever Living makes an aloe-based spray, which is intended to soothe sunburned skin, before applying aloe vera. It can be used on cuts and scrapes as well.

  • Treating rashes: People who have suffered rashes find that aloe vera is effective in relieving the itching. You can use it on insect bites and stings as well.

  • Moisturizer: Aloe vera is a good skin moisturizer, because it is not greasy and doesn’t clog pores.

  • Hair treatment: People use aloe vera gel as a hair treatment: they apply it to the hair, so that the hair maintains its style. It is also effective in keeping the scalp hydrated, which prevents dandruff.

  • After-shave: If you apply aloe vera gel after shaving, it gives a soothing and cool feeling. Tips for Shoppers

  • Refrigeration: If the product is 100% aloe vera gel, with no thickener or preservative, you’ll probably have to store it in the fridge. Otherwise, it might turn into a liquid.

  • Dark-colored bottle: Some aloe vera gels (such as from Seven Minerals) comes in a dark amber-colored bottle, so that the gel doesn’t break down from exposure to sunlight.

Top Brands

Forever Livingwas founded in 1978 in Scottsdale, Arizona. They are manufacturers and distributors of aloe vera products, employing aloe vera in drinks and dietary supplements as well as in beauty products.

Patanjaliare makers and marketers of herbal preparations. They were founded by Acharya Balkrishna in 2006, and are based in Haridwar, India. They make cosmetic products as well as food products.

Seven Minerals—is a health products company, based in Sarasota, Florida. They manufacture aloe vera gel, as well as a aloe vera-based spray. Their aloe vera gel is 99% organic: it is 99.75% aloe vera, while using seaweed extract as a thickener, as well as various natural preservatives.

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