Aloe Vera Gelly Unscented
Beware ingredients list!
I've been looking for a good aloe gel without all the additives and thought I'd finally found one. After using it and having my face turn bright red and feel like it was burning, I called the company to find out what "Irish moss" was. It turns out that Irish moss is another name for carrageenan, which is a known skin irritant and comedogenic ingredient. Not was I was looking for.
Thankfully, Swanson's has a wonderful money back guarantee, and the customer service agent I spoke with was very helpful. Thank you Swanson's for going above and beyond for your customers!
June 18, 2015
Aloe Gel for Shaving
Aloe gel provides a very smooth shave when my face is wet with water, aloe gel and shave gel. My after shave lotion has been replaced by rubbing my face with a bead of aloe gel for 20 to 30 seconds until the gel is completely absorbed and dry to touch.
March 4, 2014
At first, I used this product only on my skin, and I didn't like it at all compared to the thicker aloe vera gel I normally use. I was ready to just get rid of it. It is so much more liquid-y and wants to fall right out the hole when you open it and give it a gentle squeeze. When gooped on heavily in a spot to sink in and work, it wouldn't sink in at all like my favorite M.C., but rather just stayed on the surface of the skin and later flaked and peeled off when it was dry. When I tried to use it as just a simple hand lotion to try to use it up, I hated it -- sticky while drying, and if you got anything moist on your dried hands later, the stickiness would rear right back up again.
However, as a last-ditch effort, I tried it as hair gel. I put some directly all throughout my hair after toweling it dry, and then on top of that I used my normal hair gel that gives hold and frizz control. WOW - on this it excels! It gives light moisture to my hair as a base, which then helps my normal gel to work so much better! This is what I will specifically be using this product for.
November 26, 2013
Does pretty good at cooling my skin, and a little goes a really long way. I thought it would soften my skin a little more, but other than that it is pretty good and I will keep using it.
August 21, 2013
I LOVE this product! It is never sticky and smells like... aloe vera! There are no artificial fragrances or dyes. It is all natural! As a person with quite a few allergies (mainly to dyes and preservatives), it is wonderful to find products such as this one that I can use without fear of allergic reaction!
July 14, 2013
One of the Best Aloe Veras
I've tried a number of other gels and so far this one is the best I've found. It absorbs well, is not sticky, it smells like aloe is supposed to smell, and is a good value at almost 7 oz. I've only used it on my skin so far, but plan to try it in a homemade hair gel concoction.
July 10, 2013
feels like the real thing
This aloe feels like it's right from the plant not a processed imitation. I'll definitely buy it again!
June 15, 2013
This aloe vera gel is not only an excellent skin soother and moisturizer, it also makes a fantastic hair gel. I dilute it with just a little water, comb it through my damp hair after shampooing & it gives my hair extra body with no stickiness. And since it's unscented, there's no lingering smell (I'm sensitive to perfumes). Great product, reasonable price!
May 7, 2013
This aloe feels so good on my skin and is quickly absorbed into my skin...
March 30, 2013
When you open the tube of Real Aloe jelly, it actually looks like real aloe. Unlike so many other brands that look like clear thickened water. It absorbs easily and is non-stickey. I appreciate the fact that it is organicaly grown and made in the USA.
Many people do not realize that aloe is a natural deodrant and it is safe to use on all body parts. It has replaced my deordrant, husband uses it for a shaving gel. Good facial moristurizer.
March 15, 2013
Great for locs !!
I used this on my starter locs it was perfect for a retwist! If you are locking your hair, and want do not want to use tons of chemicals this is the perfect product. I have 4c hair and it keeps is loced and shiny!
March 9, 2013
What a nice product!
I have ordered many brands of aloe vera gel, but this product does actually help soften the skin whereas most other AV gels (as you know) do not. They all heal fantastically, but not soften the skin like this product. Minimum ingredients too. Love it and I will definitely reorder again. Swansons, please keep this product in your line especially at this great price!!
September 21, 2012