Organic Aloe vs Non-Organic Aloe - and what to look for when buying aloe vera beauty products

Posted by Eivydas Rackauskas on

Many people make the mistake of thinking that any product labelled as containing aloe is an organic product, but this is not always the case. Non-organic aloe is contaminated with pesticides or preservatives such as parabens. Because of this, we’ve listed some signs to look out for when researching the best organic aloe vera products.

Product Labelling

It’s common to see misleading label information on products containing aloe vera. For example, you might see a product labelled as ‘aloe vera 100% gel’. This simply means the product is gel and does not mean that it is 100% aloe vera.

When studying the product label, you should look out for these key things:

  • ‘Certified Organic’: A product that is certified as an organic product will contain this messaging on the bottle or product label. This seal of approval means that the product must have an ingredients list and the contents on that list should be 95% or more certified organic - meaning free of synthetic additives like pesticides, chemical fertilisers and dyes, and must not be processed using industrial solvents or genetic engineering.
  • Aloe Vera as the first listed ingredient: All ingredients on the product’s label will be listed in order of predominance, with the ingredients used in the greatest amount first, followed in descending order by those in smaller amounts. In lower-quality aloe products, ‘aqua’ (water), is often the first listed ingredient. Always read the label and ensure that aloe vera or aloe leaf juice is the first listed ingredient when looking for a high-quality beauty product.

The Benessence product line is completely organic, thoroughly vegan, never tested on animals and works with concentrated effectiveness thanks to no-added-water.

Research where it’s from and how it’s made

When it comes to aloe vera health and beauty products, product heritage is extremely important if you want to ensure you get the maximum health benefits from the aloe and remain conscious of the environment.

Not all aloe is sustainably sourced and some companies may use methods to preserve the aloe that changes its natural state and decreases its beneficial properties.

Benessence products are made with organic aloe vera and are carefully researched and tested. Having a cosmetic base that blends noble and organic ingredients, consisting of pure juice from this precious thousand-year-old plant, guarantees wellness and cellular rejuvenation.

Alcohol = Suspect Ingredient

Low-quality aloe products may contain alcohol as a substitute for aloe vera. Organic aloe vera has natural cooling properties that naturally moisturise and repair the skin without the need for additional ingredients such as alcohol and oils.

When it comes to your health and beauty regime your body deserves the best. That’s why we only create all-natural, certified organic aloe vera products.

Green does not always mean natural

Some aloe beauty products come in a very bright green colour, and although our brains have been trained to consider green to be a natural colour, natural aloe products are never bright green. If you break open an aloe vera leaf, you will notice that the sap is actually a light golden colour - so look for aloe products that come in natural-looking colours rather than bright colours.

If you’re looking for pure, certified organic health and beauty products that contain natural aloe vera, then browse our high-quality, aloe-rich ranges.

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