Here’s a little secret. Making Aloe Vera gel is no rocket science. If you have the time, patience and a window with enough sunlight, you can make your own.
For everyone else, there is Amazon. Most personal care brands, and there are so many of them these days, offer Aloe Vera gel in one form or the other.
Here are some of the important points to see while purchasing one.
It should be colourless. Avoid buying green coloured gels. That’s purely added colour. Not good.
Avoid gels containing fragrance.
Preservatives are important. Yes, you read it right. There is no such thing as 100% pure, preservative free Aloe Vera gel. Kept to itself, the gel will go bad in a few days. Preservative free aloe Vera gel will cause more harm than good.
Based on the above, here are our pick for the
Best Aloe Vera Gel available online
Most reviewed: WoW Aloe Vera Gel.
With 4+ ratings from 11,225 users not just from India but abroad too, this is the most trusted Aloe Vera gel available to buy online.
If you want to start with a single pack, Patanjali offers their Aloe Vera Gel for ₹52 / 100 ml. Patanjali Aloe Vera gel is the highest selling product in general stores.
If you want to further reduce the prices, you can buy the pack of three combo by Boro Plus Aloe Vera Gel which effectively comes down to almost ₹44/ 100 ml. In terms of per unit prices, this is the cheapest option available.
Aloe Vera Gel that can replace your Moisturizer: Mamaearth Aloe Vera Gel
Most Aloe Vera gel’s are not sufficient in itself to act as a complete moisturiser. It is because pure Aloe Vera gel is 99% water. Mamaearth’s Aloe Vera gel is fortified with glycerine. This additional glycerine acts as a humectant and thus can act as a standalone moisturiser, especially for dry skin types.
Premium Option with the best packaging and least preservatives: Bare Anatomy 99% pure Aloe Vera Gel
This one’s for you if you are not on a budget. At ₹270/100 gms, this is the costliest option. But two reasons why the price is justified:
- they use the least amount of preservative.
- very pleasing packaging. You would like to keep the bottle on the front row of your personal care products
Cheaper alternative for lesser Preservatives: Greenworth Pure Aloe Vera Gel.
They still have more preservatives than Bare Anatomy’s but that’s still lower than most others. Also, it costs half as much.
Best Branded: Lakme 9to5 Aloe Aqua Gel
We understand, with personal care products applied directly on face, you want it to come from a reputed brand. Most products mentioned on the list come from newbie startups. Well, just for you, Lakme also offers an excellent option.
Best Perfumed Aloe Vera Gel: Bio Organic
We asked you not to choose fragrant gels. But, to some people, fragrance is important. It does provide a soothing experience. If you are one of those, choose the Bio Organic Aloe Vera gel.
Real Aloe Vera Leaves
Yes, you read it right. You can actually order real Aloe Vera leaves online. They sell for abut ₹ 100 / kg making it the cheapest option on the list. Though, ordering them is like buying spinach leaves from Amazon. Not all would be good. But as per the reviews, most customers seems to be finding it decently useful.
Aloe Vera Plant
For the over-enthusiastic souls out there. You can get a live Aloe Vera plant online as well. Now, the seller would send about 5 baby plants. If you are able to soil them properly, 2-3 would survive. Give it a couple of months and you can have your own forever supply of all natural Aloe Vera gel.