Brooklyn Botany Aloe Vera Gel Review

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If you want to maintain the integrity of your skin (as well as the softness) or combat skin-related ailments, you'll want to invest in a great aloe vera gel. This one from the Brooklyn Botany company boasts the following features:

  • 99.97% Aloe Vera
  • Soothes a number of skin ailments including dandruff, dry skin, sunburn, razor burn, and more
  • Hydrates skin along with relieving the aforementioned
  • Consistency that’s absorbent
  • Fantastic for treating types of acne, as well as dandruff-inducing itchy scalp
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The Breakdown

This brand is naturally a bit runnier than other products, so don't think you have a defunct and expired bottle! Those that have an itchy scalp, sunburn problem, or just naturally have dry skin may want to look towards this aloe vera gel for daily usage. Noted as vegan, and not tested on animals, you can enjoy this cruelty-free addition to your cosmetic or skincare kit. Use either as a rub-in gel for your sunburns or as a leave in condition to moisturize your scalp and reduce dandruff.

Other ailments that this aloe vera gel can relieve include: psoriasis, eczema, aftershave issues, and can even be used as an all-natural hair gel. While it may not be the magical cure-all product, there are quite a few things it can relieve and help make you feel better about. A lot of these issues are hormonal or underlying and should be addressed with your primary care physician instead of relying solely on an aloe vera based product.

Because of the thin consistency and watery-like concoction, you don’t have to worry about a thick and sticky film setting over your face. How many times have you run across a moisturizer like that for your dry skin, and felt an uncomfortable, scratchy, “film” over your face? Wanting to wash it off immediately instead of letting it sit is an understatement.​

First Impressions

As a long-time dry skin victim, I could never find a moisturizer that was quite right for me. I've gone through dozens of products. An aloe vera treatment is typically what I would use for sunburns, but after stumbling upon this specific product, I was able to find some relief and comfort in using on my skin – specifically my face. I have rosacea, which can be very drying, and thanks to this product, I was able to find some relief.

Because of my sensitive skin, and lack of melanin, I am someone who burns like crazy, so I am no stranger to aloe vera, I just had no idea that it could help relieve a number of other skin problems, too. Cheap in price, but sensitive skin doesn’t have to suffer from chemical-filled concoctions from either off-brands or some of the largest on the market. Since it's a vegan product and not tested on animals, infused with the idea of no chemicals, the side effects are minimal to none – its natures work being marketed by humans!

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Have you or your SO run out of pomade? This all-natural composition can also be doubled as a hair gel thanks to its naturally thick and semi-sticky properties.

Since there are soothing properties within this, I once tried this on a friend after a professional chemical peel was completed on her face. Success! She felt instantaneous relief and even asked me the brand to find for herself at home.

I do suffer from a bit of dandruff (as I always have), and since I have sensitive skin, an all-natural concoction is extremely important, especially one that works. Initially, I didn’t seek out a product that would relieve some of my dandruff, but upon further research, it was found that I could benefit more from this product than I thought.

One of the primary ways you can test to see if you’re allergic to this product is by rubbing a little bit on the inner part of your elbow. Usually, allergies will show up here without affecting your breathing like it would if you put on your face.​

Let’s take a look at some of the advantages and the disadvantages of the product. Up next: find out if I truly recommend this product to everyone – or if people should shy away from aloe vera entirely.​


  • Primary advantage is that it relieves irritated and itchy skin
  • You can use this for sunburn relief
  • You may also use this product as a leave-in conditioner
  • Soothes insect bites, razor burns, and rashes
  • No harsh chemicals used; no fragrances or alcohol
  • Can be mixed with some essential oils
  • Doesn’t have to be refrigerated to use
  • Great for toddlers and even babies


  • No fragrance – this may be huge for some, but great for others that aren’t into scents or may be allergic to some scents
  • Might be too watery and sticky for some
  • Simply might not work for everyone – although it works for many

Are There Any Possible Side Effects?

Because of the lack of chemicals, you won’t have to worry about any side effects – if any at all; however, it’s highly advised you look towards the other ingredients to confirm if you have any allergies. Just because something is natural, doesn’t mean you can’t be allergic. After all, I am allergic to bananas – nature’s finest!

The Final Verdict

At the end of the day, I would highly recommend this product from Brooklyn Botany, I liked that this gel was thin and did not leave any film or goop on my face. You might find another brand of aloe vera works better for you, and every brand is a little different, but because of what this ingredient set offers, along with the price, there’s no real reason not to give this product a try!

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