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What to Look for When Picking Your Aloe Gel 101

Aloe vera is one of the most effective antiseptic plants that comes with several natural benefits. It heals bruises and scaly skin. It also works well on a dry and unevenly toned skin. It nourishes your scalp, reducing dandruff and relieving it of split ends.

Owing to time constraints, many of us lack the patience to keep an aloe plant, snipe its leaves and regularly extract its potent pulp for various uses. That’s why most of us rely heavily on aloe gels readily available in the market for immediate application. Even as we do, it’s best to not compromise on all the naturally magical properties that aloe gel has to offer though, right? Which is why, it is important to understand how to pick the right aloe gel with rich ingredients that work like magic on your skin as well as hair.

Read on find out what are the ingredients you need to look for…

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a natural remedy for adding glow and giving a consistent tone to your skin, making it look as well as feel healthy. It is also extremely beneficial for healthy, hydrated hair. That’s why most DIY recipes often ask you to use vitamin E oil in them. Having vitamin E in your aloe gel therefore is a great way of ensuring that extra boost of moisturization for your skin as well as hair.

Natural ingredients

This one is optional, but experts often recommend using an aloe gel with a hint of enriching natural ingredients that complement the magical effects aloe has to offer. Which is why, you should look for natural ingredients like neem, tulsi, haldi, kesar, chandan or other Ayurvedic herbs. These don’t just help give your skin much-needed radiance but also give a boost of hydration.


It’s important to look for an aloe gel that’s 100% organic to make sure that there are no synthetic or artificial ingredients added to it. This ensures that you are applying aloe and only aloe to your skin, minus all the gunk that comes with heavily formulated products. Trust us, even though this may seem like a small thing, it goes a long way in ensuring you have super moisturized skin and hair.

Now that you know the ingredients to look for in an aloe gel, it’s time to read about the ingredients that are big no-no when it comes to a fabulous aloe gel product.

No extra synthetic colours.

An aloe gel, as transparent as possible, works best on skin. If Aloe Gel is replete with natural ingredients, then it develops a light green tinge (which is acceptable in most cases). However, there are a lot of aloe gels in the market that have added synthetic colours, to make the product look natural. However, these synthetic colours are extremely harmful for skin, making it prone to infections and allergies.

No parabens, sulphates, and mineral oils.

As you must be aware, skin care products perforate the skin and often enter our blood stream. Which is why using products with toxic chemicals can cause long-term complications that we may not be able to reverse. In fact, such chemicals also cause your scalp as well as skin to feel irritable and excessively dry.

No alcohol

Alcohols cause your skin to chap and your hair to frizz up in the longer run. Which is why it is super important to ensure that your aloe gel is free from them. Most often, products have alcohols in their formulation to mimic the ‘cooling effect’ of aloe vera. Instead of this, we recommend using a simple, natural aloe vera gel and storing it in the fridge. This often gives the same cooling effect without drying out your skin and hair.

That’s all folks! You are ready to now go aloe gel shopping, either to your nearest grocery store or online! And if you get too overwhelmed, just pick our best recommendation – BoroPlus Aloe Gel. It has all the good ingredients listed above and doesn’t have a dime of the bad ones you read about earlier. It’s the most perfect aloe gel that nature has to offer for healthy, moisturized skin and hair.

P.S.: And if you do try it out. Don’t forget to tell us how much your skin and hair loved it in the reviews section.