Aloe Vera has been used for thousands of years for beauty and medicinal benefits across cultures. Ayurveda reserves it, so do many other traditional healing therapies. Not every one are so lucky to find an Aloe Plant near by or at least have one in their home. In that case, you can still get your favorite ingredient packet in a jar to use daily for your skin and hair. Here is a List of Best Aloe Vera Gels for skin & Hair in India and how to choose one.
How to choose a Perfect, Pure Aloe Vera Gel for your skin and Hair?
The most important thing that you should look for while buying Aloe Vera gel is “the ingredient list”. Be aware of those brands which market their Aloe Vera gel as 100% pure, which is not possible in any case except the shelf life is one day of the manufactured date.
Natural Aloe Vera gel cannot be stored without adding any preservatives and as the gel is more water-y and jelly, a thicker is added to amalgamate the gel in one pace which makes it easier for usage and storage purposes.
So the two main ingredients that are essential to prepare Aloe Vera gel are thicker and preservative.
A thicker that is safe and doesn’t effect your skin and also doesn’t alter the efficiency of the aloe vera is what you need to choose. There are two such safe and natural thicker which are used to make Aloe Vera gels. They are
- Xanthan gum : Xanthan gum is a naturally derived thickening agent that can work at a concentration of less than 1%. Thus, these aloe vera gel would mention “99%” aloe vera on their pack and should have this as one of their ingredient if not the second.
- Seaweed : Seaweed not only thickens aloe vera juice but also has anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory benefits. Till now I did not find any Aloe vera gel that has seaweed as a natural thickening agent in it except Seven mineral (Non-Indian brand) Aloe vera gel and is only available on amazon currently.
Aloe Vera will go stale without preservatives. Look for safer preservatives like TLC, ascorbic acid, potassium sorbate, malic acid etc.
The Leaf of the Aloe Vera is green but not the gel. All the green color gels that you see in the market contain artificial and synthetic colors. Pure Aloe Vera gels does not have any color. It is crystal clear gel. Do not buy any Aloe Vera gel that contains artificial colors. Opt for no-color Aloe vera gel.
Avoid aloe vera gel that smells really floral. That means it has added synthetic fragrances, which alone contains more than 100 chemicals in it. However, your gel should not smell stale, despite the absence of fragrances.
You can Read the List of Ingredients that are Toxic in your cosmetics and must avoid at any chance for more such information on your daily skin and hair care products.
So, Now are you are aware which one to choose, here are your options to make your job more simple. Happy Reading 🙂
BONSOUL All Natural Pure Aloe Vera Gel
This one is my favorite. This is one of the best, Pure Aloe Vera gel I have ever used till now. Bonsoul Aloe Vera Gel contains 99% pure Aloe Vera gel. They only use organically grown Aloe Vera leaves and also use a manual hand cut extraction process to make the gel out of it. Xanthum gum is the thickening agent used to prepare this Aloe Vera gel. It is the safest of all the thicker agents present.
It is Free from all artificial chemicals, colors and fragrance. It gives Effective results due to high concentration of Pure Aloe Vera present in it.
Though this Aloe Vera gel can be used for both skin and hair, I specially use it for my face and body (after Wax Care to Cure redness and bumps). The only draw back of Bonsoul Pure Aloe Vera gel is its tub packaging. Due to which I should have a separate jar to use for my hair, because I cannot transfer the dirt on my hair into the jar. :/
Price: INR 290/- for 200gms.
WOW Aloe Vera Multipurpose Gel for Skin and Hair
WOW Aloe Vera Gel has become very popular recently. It is 99% pure Aloe Vera gel and has no harmful preservatives such as parabens, sulphates, mineral oils, artificial fragrances and colors.
The packaging is perfect and travel friendly unlike any other tub packaging. And this is the reason I mostly use this Aloe Vera gel for my hair. It is easy to apply straight from the bottle. My hair feels so fresh and silky after an Overnight Aloe Vera Hair mask with this Wow Aloe Vera gel and few drops of my favorite essential oils.
The ingredients list of Wow Aloe Vera gel are Aloe Vera gel (99%), Xanthum gum (Plant based natural thicker), sodium benzoate, Potassium sorbate and Citric Acid.
Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate are two food grade preservatives generally recognized as safe in small doses. Wow skin Science claims that their Aloe Vera has been hygienically extracted from ripe, robust and succulent Aloe Vera Leaves and packed with care to retain its natural healing and natural goodness.
Price: INR 246 for 130ml
BON organics Organic Aloe Vera Gel
You know how much I love BON Organics Products. There is no introduction needed. Their BON Aloe Vera Shampoo is one such product I live by. I just love it. And so their Organic Aloe Vera gel too.
It is a clear gel with no fragrance. It absorbs quickly and leaves no stickiness. They have different variants too which includes Aloe Vera and lavender, Aloe Vera and Neem, Aloe Vera and Tea Tree gel, and many more. You can try any one of these if you get bored of just the plain Aloe Vera gel.
This Aloe Vera gel will smoothly blend onto your skin to provide the moisture required while healing dried or cracked skin
The packaging is again the traditional and the usual tub packaging. The brand “Naturma” is also by BON Organics.
Price: 135/- for 100gms.
Bliss of Earth 99% Pure Crystal Clear Aloe Vera gel
Bliss of Earth Claim that their Aloe Vera gel is 99% crystal clear and the rest 1% is aqua, Xanthan gum (plant based natural thickener) & malic acid (fruit based natural preservative).
The gel is indeed really thick and smooth and absorbs very easily. It comes in a plastic tub packaging. This gel can be used for both body and hair. There will be a slight smell of plastic as soon as you apply. This is becasue of the Xanthum present in it and will fade away soon. This was clearly said by the brand too.
“NO ALCOHOL NO FRAGRANCE: We don’t add any fragrance or alcohol to our aloe vera gel. We offer it in the purest form. There might be slight smell of xanthan which will evaporate as soon as you apply it”
Love their honesty and the purity of their product.
Price: INR 550/- for 200gms.
Rustic Art Aloe Vera Gel
If you are looking for something that is certified organic, then Rustic art should be your choice among the Aloe Vera gels that I mentioned here. I use their Natural all purpose Aloe Vera gel and Orange Cinnamon Gel. Both are awesome and were my best morning face moisturizers.
There are many different variants of Aloe Vera gel from Rustic art, which are
- Organic Aloe Vera gel with Lemon extract
- Organic Aloe Vera gel with peach and Avocado
- Organic Aloe Vera gel with papaya
- Organic Aloe Vera gel with Lavendar
- All purpose gel- Original
The ingredients of Rustic Art All purpose Original Aloe Vera gel are, Aloe Vera, Lemon Oil and Natural Preservatives of TCLS. But Surprisingly, there is no thickening agent mentioned in the ingredients list.
You can Read the complete Review of Rustic Art Aloe Vera Gel Review before buying, if you are interested in this Product.
Price: INR 200 for 100gms.
La Flora Organics Aloe Vera Gel
La FLora Aloe Vera gel is a multipurpose gel and comes in an easy to carry & use tube packing. It is free from any harmful preservatives and artificial colors. It absorbs into the skin very quickly without being greasy and sticky for long.
This gel has no fragrance and is made from Cold Pressed the Aloe Vera gel from the Aloe Leaves.
The brand also suggests
- Can be used as nappy rash cream for babies or as a detanning face care gel before bed time or as a sunscreen
- Use it as a hair care gel to reduce dandruff and scalp irritation or as hair styling gel; Can be applied as an after shave gel, after waxing or any skin treatment
Ingredients of La Flora Organics Aloe Vera Gel are: Cold process stabilised pure Aloevera juice(95%),Gelling compund QS,natural preservative.No harsh chemicals or artificial perfumes or colorants.
Price: INR 225 for 120gms
Organic Mill Aloe day gel
Organic Mill Aloe day gel is not just the pain original Aloe gel but has contains other skin nourishing ingredients such as Vitamin E, Carrot seed oil and Tea tree oil. This can be used as a daily skin moisturizer. Organic Mill Aloe Day gel comes with a SPF of 30. So safe moisturization and sun protection with one single Aloe Vera gel.
I also used this in the night for my face before my bed time. The next day, When I woke up, my face was more softer and less tired-y. My face felt so smooth and glow-y
This is safe for sensitive skin too. I felt that the aroma is little too strong. So, if you are not a fan of strong fragrances, I suggest you to opt this out.
Price: INR 250 for 30gms
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