Secret ingredients to Aloe Vera Gel you should know.

This is a post for general information and education of ingredients.

The following is the ingredients of this Aloe Vera gel

Ingredient: water, glycerol,butanediol, aloe vera extract, glycerol polymethacrylate, a-arbutin, yeast extract, glycosyl trehalose, dipotassium glycyrrhizinate, sodium PCA, hydrogenated starch Beta-glucan, carbomer, triethanolamine, methylisothiazolinone, sodium hyaluronate, disodium EDTA, perfume, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil.
NET WT: 220g
Use: Face
Gender: Unisex
Weight: 290g

Taken from a website selling it

Butanediol is a chemical that is used to make floor stripper, paint thinner, and other solvent products. It’s illegal to sell butanediol for use as medicine1

Triethanolamine is an amine produced by reacting ethylene oxide (considered highly toxic) with ammonia (another known toxin). … The CIR determined that Triethanolamine was “safe for use in cosmetics and personal care products designed for discontinuous, brief use followed by thorough rinsing from the surface of the skin. 2

Triethanolamine is a skin and eye irritant. … 3) CHRONIC EXPOSURE: Based on data from animal studies, triethanolamine is anticipated to have low chronic toxicity under typical human exposure conditions. Key concerns are possible sensitization, irritation, and potential carcinogenicity 3

Methylisothiazolinone, MIT, or MI, is a powerful synthetic biocide and preservative within the group of isothiazolinones, which is used in numerous personal care products and a wide range of industrial applications. It is a cytotoxin that may affect different types of cells 4

Despite this evidence, the Cosmetic, Toiletries and Fragrance Association deemed Methylisothiazolinone safe for use in cosmetic formulas (Wikipedia). The EWG lists Methylisothiazolinone as a sensitizer and irritant. It is approved for use in rinse-off products by the CIR. 5

I have refrained from giving my own opinion in the above ingredients but to see so many websites promoting this Aloe Vera and knowing it contains ingrediets that have been permitted onlyin wash off products yet no where does it state to wash off this gel is appalling to me

I have seen other “Aloe Vera” gels that say “99% Aloe Vera Moisturising Gel” yet the first ingredient is Water, Glycerin, Alcohol, Propelene Glycol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 80 then Aloe vera as the 7th ingredient yet when buying it, looking at the fron you assume its 99% Aloe Vera Gel.

Like this…

This is our own fault as we dont read or dont understand what ingredients mean. The first listed ingredient is what is the largest quantity ingredient in that item down to the last listed being the least amount.

If your buying aloe vera and the first ingredient isn’t Aloe Vera then put the item down and save your money in your pocket.

If you are looking for a good aloe vera gel for skin and hair we have one in our shop

If you would like plain aloe vera gel feel free to contact us.

What aloe vera gel do you use ? Have you had any reactions to it?

Let us know


  1. A great article! Very useful 👍 A good explanation of the ingredients, just like this we may understand if it’s the right one for our needs 🙌 thank you! ❤️

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