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You want to do something good for your skin, moisturise it or treat burns? With the help of aloe vera cream, you can care for your skin and strengthen it with the various active ingredients and application options.

In our big aloe vera cream test 2021 we want to tell you the most important things about the subject. We show you the different types and tell you what you should look for when buying an aloe vera cream. We have also put together the most important questions and answers on the subject.




Summary

  • Aloe vera cream has several positive effects on your skin, including moisturising, anti-aging and it works against blemishes.
  • It stimulates skin regeneration and therefore helps heal wounds and burns. Due to the active ingredients of the plant and the cooling effect, it soothes burns and other wounds.
  • With its various beneficial effects, aloe vera cream helps in many ways. Therefore, it can be used for a wide variety of problems.

The Best Aloe Vera Cream: Our Picks

Buying and evaluation criteria for aloe vera cream

When buying aloe vera cream, you should pay attention to various aspects, such as:

By making the best choice for you, you can save money and find the best product for your body and your needs. Therefore, you should always look for high quality and, if necessary, ask to see the manufacturer's certificates.

The following paragraphs explain the most important purchase and evaluation criteria.

Aloe Vera content

When buying an aloe vera cream, you should always pay attention to the aloe vera content. The concentration of facial creams is usually between 100:1 or 200:1, which is significantly lower than that of aloe vera gels.

In aloe vera creams, aloe vera extract is added to the cream. This is usually in powder form, as the face needs a lower concentration than other parts of the body.

If you want to trigger a positive effect on your body, you have to make sure that the concentration is high enough. However, for aloe vera extract, which is present in creams, a concentration of 0.1% is sufficient.

Suitability for your skin

When buying an aloe vera cream, you should make sure that it is suitable for your needs.

If you want to beautify your skin, moisturise it and fight ageing, aloe vera cream is for you.

Ingredients

When buying aloe vera cream, you should also pay attention to the additional ingredients.

Other nourishing ingredients include panthenol, hyaluron, plant extracts and oils. These ensure that the skin is well cared for.

You should pay attention to different care ingredients depending on your needs.

  • If your skin is dry, you need more moisturising ingredients.
  • If your skin is mature and you want anti-ageing ingredients, you can look for hyaluronic acid and vitamin A.
  • If your skin is sensitive and you want to protect it from the sun, look for an SPF or SPF label on the package.
  • If you have blemished skin, aloe vera is also a good choice and other ingredients can help fight blemishes.

Aloe vera cream is a useful remedy for many skin problems. Most creams often describe the desired effect on the package.

Guide: Frequently asked questions on the topic of aloe vera cream answered in detail

In order to inform you comprehensively about the effectiveness of aloe vera cream and to give you an understanding of the current state of science, we have summarised all the important information about aloe vera cream in the following sections.

What is aloe vera cream and how does it work?

Aloe vera cream contains aloe vera extracts and is suitable for skin care. The cream helps with moisture retention, wound healing (1) and cell growth.

Aloe Vera Creme-1

Aloe Vera is a very useful plant for many things like moisturising, wound healing and anti-aging.
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Therefore, it is suitable for soothing burns, reducing inflammation and fighting wrinkles. These effects are further explained in the following sentences.

Soothe burns

Aloe vera cream helps to soothe burns (2). This includes above all sunburn (5).

Did you know that aloe vera can not only relieve burns?

It is also good for combating scalds, allergic reactions and ulcers.

Because aloe vera stimulates skin regeneration, it helps heal wounds. So if you are looking for help to soothe a burn, aloe vera cream is a good option.

Anti-inflammatory

In addition, aloe vera has a cooling, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic effect. This means that aloe vera is a helper in fighting major problems such as pimples, abscesses, eczema, neurodermatitis, herpes, psoriasis and more. (3, 4, 6)

Due to the cooling effect of the plant, the aloe vera cream is well suited to fight these inflammations and to strengthen your skin.

Against wrinkles

Aloe vera also fights cell damage and thus delays skin ageing. This fights wrinkles(7) and is an effective remedy against them.

By hydrating the skin and binding moisture in the skin, aloe vera cream is a good remedy for preventing the growth of wrinkles.

When and for whom is it useful to use aloe vera cream?

Aloe vera cream can be used in many ways: soothing burns, fighting wrinkles and combating inflammation.

Therefore, it is perfect for use in a variety of situations. The following table shows the benefits for different age groups:

Age Use
16 + Moisturise, fight blemished skin
25 + Anti-ageing, reduce wrinkles
Age-independent Wound healing (sunburn etc.), moisturise

Aloe vera cream is versatile and therefore suitable for every age group. Depending on your needs, there are different creams that have different effects. Therefore, you should find out which is the right aloe vera cream for you before buying.

What are the active ingredients of the aloe vera plant?

Aloe vera cream is made from aloe vera extract, which is extracted from the aloe vera plant.

The aloe vera plant has a special mixture of active ingredients, especially in the leaf gel from which the extract is obtained.

Therefore, the aloe vera cream contains some useful active ingredients. The most important active ingredients(8, 9) are listed below:

  • Mucopolysaccharide Acemannan
  • Amino acids
  • various vitamins and minerals
  • Carbohydrates
  • Trace elements and secondary plant substances
  • Enzymes

What is the plant content in aloe vera creams?

Aloe vera creams contain aloe vera extract. Most creams have an extract concentration of about 0.1 %.

Aloe vera extract is obtained from the fleshy leaves of the aloe vera plant. It contains vitamins, amino acids, polysaccharides, mineral salts, proteins and enzymes.

How much does an Aloe Vera cream cost?

You can buy an aloe vera cream at a very low price. You can find an aloe vera cream for as little as 5 €.

A higher price often indicates a better quality of the cream. Therefore, you should not always buy the cheapest product, but look for the perfect cream for your needs. You should pay attention to package instructions and test reports.

What types of aloe vera creams are there?

Due to its moisturising and healing properties, aloe vera cream is especially suitable for people with irritated, sensitive or dry skin. Aloe vera creams are often supplemented with other hydrating and soothing ingredients.

There are different types of aloe vera creams, which have different advantages and disadvantages. The following table briefly explains the different types.

Type description
Face cream for moisturising, fighting blemishes, anti-ageing, often supplemented with additional firming substances
Body cream for moisturising
2 in 1 cream with combined supplementary ingredients that brings many benefits for the skin

Face cream

An aloe vera face cream is particularly suitable for moisturising, combating impurities such as pimples and blackheads and for anti-ageing effects.

Due to the moisturising ingredients and additional firming substances, it is well suited for many skin problems.

Body cream

There are also special aloe vera body creams. These are mainly used to moisturise the skin.

When buying, you should make sure that the aloe vera cream is suitable for your area of application.

How should aloe vera cream be dosed?

You can hardly go wrong with the dosage of aloe vera cream.

Overdosing is hardly possible with a cream.

Therefore, you should use the cream according to the package instructions. These will suggest the perfect use depending on the individual concentration. Always read the package instructions and use your aloe vera cream. Then enjoy your beautiful skin.

What are the alternatives to aloe vera cream?

There are not only aloe vera creams. You can also use other aloe vera products that can benefit your body.

The following table shows you the different uses of the most popular aloe vera cream alternatives:

Type Use
Aloe Vera Drink Juice or Gel, Dietary Supplement to Drink
Aloe Vera Gel External Use, Moisturise Skin and Hair, Internal Use

Aloe Vera Drink

Aloe vera drinks and juices are popular dietary supplements. (10) The drinks are designed to enhance the beneficial effects of the various ingredients for internal use.

Aloe Vera Creme-3

Many different products can be obtained from the moisturising aloe vera plant. Different types of creams provide the perfect skin care.
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These include enzymes, amino acids, vitamins and the like. Aloe vera juices are also very effective for detoxification due to the many healthy ingredients.

Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera gel (11) can also have various positive effects on your body.

The gel can be used externally and internally. It is especially good for skin irritations and burns. You can also use it as a moisturiser for your skin. However, you should apply it thinly to your skin. You can even use it in your hair care by massaging it into dry syringes. This will help you moisturise.

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References (11)

1. Teplicki E, Ma Q, Castillo DE, Zarei M, Hustad AP, Chen J, Li J. The Effects of Aloe vera on Wound Healing in Cell Proliferation, Migration, and Viability. Wounds. 2018 Sep;30(9):263-268. PMID: 30256753.
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2. Maenthaisong R, Chaiyakunapruk N, Niruntraporn S, Kongkaew C. The efficacy of aloe vera used for burn wound healing: a systematic review. Burns. 2007 Sep;33(6):713-8. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2006.10.384. Epub 2007 May 17. PMID: 17499928.
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3. Dat AD, Poon F, Pham KB, Doust J. Aloe vera for treating acute and chronic wounds. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Feb 15;(2):CD008762. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD008762.pub2. PMID: 22336851.
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4. Svitina H, Swanepoel R, Rossouw J, Netshimbupfe H, Gouws C, Hamman J. Treatment of Skin Disorders with Aloe Materials. Curr Pharm Des. 2019;25(20):2208-2240. doi: 10.2174/1381612825666190703154244. PMID: 31269881.
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5. Puvabanditsin P, Vongtongsri R. Efficacy of aloe vera cream in prevention and treatment of sunburn and suntan. J Med Assoc Thai. 2005 Sep;88 Suppl 4:S173-6. PMID: 16623024.
Source

6. Hekmatpou D, Mehrabi F, Rahzani K, Aminiyan A. The Effect of Aloe Vera Clinical Trials on Prevention and Healing of Skin Wound: A Systematic Review. Iran J Med Sci. 2019 Jan;44(1):1-9. PMID: 30666070; PMCID: PMC6330525.
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7. Fowler JF Jr, Woolery-Lloyd H, Waldorf H, Saini R. Innovations in natural ingredients and their use in skin care. J Drugs Dermatol. 2010 Jun;9(6 Suppl):S72-81; quiz s82-3. PMID: 20626172.
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8. Dal'Belo SE, Gaspar LR, Maia Campos PM. Moisturizing effect of cosmetic formulations containing Aloe vera extract in different concentrations assessed by skin bioengineering techniques. Skin Res Technol. 2006 Nov;12(4):241-6. doi: 10.1111/j.0909-752X.2006.00155.x. PMID: 17026654.
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9. Klein AD, Penneys NS. Aloe vera. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1988 Apr;18(4 Pt 1):714-20. doi: 10.1016/s0190-9622(88)70095-x. Erratum in: J Am Acad Dermatol 1988 Jul;19(1 Pt 1):82. PMID: 3286692.
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10. Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel. Final report on the safety assessment of AloeAndongensis Extract, Aloe Andongensis Leaf Juice,aloe Arborescens Leaf Extract, Aloe Arborescens Leaf Juice, Aloe Arborescens Leaf Protoplasts, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice,aloe Barbadensis Leaf Polysaccharides, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Aloe Ferox Leaf Extract, Aloe Ferox Leaf Juice, and Aloe Ferox Leaf Juice Extract. Int J Toxicol. 2007;26 Suppl 2:1-50. doi: 10.1080/10915810701351186. PMID: 17613130.
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11. Sehgal I, Winters WD, Scott M, Kousoulas K. An in vitro and in vivo toxicologic evaluation of a stabilized aloe vera gel supplement drink in mice. Food Chem Toxicol. 2013 May;55:363-70. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2013.01.012. Epub 2013 Jan 29. PMID: 23376510.
Source

Effects of Aloe vera on Wound Healing in Cell Proliferation, Migration, and Viability. Wounds
Teplicki E, Ma Q, Castillo DE, Zarei M, Hustad AP, Chen J, Li J. The Effects of Aloe vera on Wound Healing in Cell Proliferation, Migration, and Viability. Wounds. 2018 Sep;30(9):263-268. PMID: 30256753.
Go to source
The efficacy of aloe vera used for burn wound healing: a systematic review
Maenthaisong R, Chaiyakunapruk N, Niruntraporn S, Kongkaew C. The efficacy of aloe vera used for burn wound healing: a systematic review. Burns. 2007 Sep;33(6):713-8. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2006.10.384. Epub 2007 May 17. PMID: 17499928.
Go to source
Aloe vera for treating acute and chronic wounds
Dat AD, Poon F, Pham KB, Doust J. Aloe vera for treating acute and chronic wounds. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Feb 15;(2):CD008762. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD008762.pub2. PMID: 22336851.
Go to source
Treatment of Skin Disorders with Aloe Materials
Svitina H, Swanepoel R, Rossouw J, Netshimbupfe H, Gouws C, Hamman J. Treatment of Skin Disorders with Aloe Materials. Curr Pharm Des. 2019;25(20):2208-2240. doi: 10.2174/1381612825666190703154244. PMID: 31269881.
Go to source
Efficacy of aloe vera cream in prevention and treatment of sunburn and suntan
Puvabanditsin P, Vongtongsri R. Efficacy of aloe vera cream in prevention and treatment of sunburn and suntan. J Med Assoc Thai. 2005 Sep;88 Suppl 4:S173-6. PMID: 16623024.
Go to source
The Effect of Aloe Vera Clinical Trials on Prevention and Healing of Skin Wound
Hekmatpou D, Mehrabi F, Rahzani K, Aminiyan A. The Effect of Aloe Vera Clinical Trials on Prevention and Healing of Skin Wound: A Systematic Review. Iran J Med Sci. 2019 Jan;44(1):1-9. PMID: 30666070; PMCID: PMC6330525.
Go to source
Innovations in natural ingredients and their use in skin care
Fowler JF Jr, Woolery-Lloyd H, Waldorf H, Saini R. Innovations in natural ingredients and their use in skin care. J Drugs Dermatol. 2010 Jun;9(6 Suppl):S72-81; quiz s82-3. PMID: 20626172.
Go to source
Moisturizing effect of cosmetic formulations containing Aloe vera extract in different concentrations assessed by skin bioengineering techniques
Dal'Belo SE, Gaspar LR, Maia Campos PM. Moisturizing effect of cosmetic formulations containing Aloe vera extract in different concentrations assessed by skin bioengineering techniques. Skin Res Technol. 2006 Nov;12(4):241-6. doi: 10.1111/j.0909-752X.2006.00155.x. PMID: 17026654.
Go to source
Aloe vera
Klein AD, Penneys NS. Aloe vera. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1988 Apr;18(4 Pt 1):714-20. doi: 10.1016/s0190-9622(88)70095-x. Erratum in: J Am Acad Dermatol 1988 Jul;19(1 Pt 1):82. PMID: 3286692.
Go to source
Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel. Final report on the safety assessment of AloeAndongensis Extract, Aloe Andongensis Leaf Juice,aloe Arborescens Leaf Extract, Aloe Arborescens Leaf Juice, Aloe Arborescens Leaf Protoplasts, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice,aloe Barbadensis Leaf Polysaccharides, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Aloe Ferox Leaf Extract, Aloe Ferox Leaf Juice, and Aloe Ferox Leaf Juice Extract.
Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel. Final report on the safety assessment of AloeAndongensis Extract, Aloe Andongensis Leaf Juice,aloe Arborescens Leaf Extract, Aloe Arborescens Leaf Juice, Aloe Arborescens Leaf Protoplasts, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice,aloe Barbadensis Leaf Polysaccharides, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Aloe Ferox Leaf Extract, Aloe Ferox Leaf Juice, and Aloe Ferox Leaf Juice Extract. Int J Toxicol. 2007;26 Suppl 2:1-50. doi: 10.1080/10915810701351186. PMID: 17613130.
Go to source
An in vitro and in vivo toxicologic evaluation of a stabilized aloe vera gel supplement drink in mice
Sehgal I, Winters WD, Scott M, Kousoulas K. An in vitro and in vivo toxicologic evaluation of a stabilized aloe vera gel supplement drink in mice. Food Chem Toxicol. 2013 May;55:363-70. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2013.01.012. Epub 2013 Jan 29. PMID: 23376510.
Go to source
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