Baba Ramdev Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel: Review, How to Use

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Review, Price, Buy Online Baba Ramdev Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel

Want shiny, glossy and absolutely drop-dead gorgeous locks? Simple, slap some Aloe vera gel, massage it and let it work its magic. Shuddered of running your fingers across your face for its so dry that you fear it’ll fall off like wilted leaves off a tree ? (yes, that’s exaggeration to a whole new level but sometimes, it is alright to let our imagination run amok, right? ) Slap some aloe vera gel. Being lazy I got a packaged one from Baba Ramdev called Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel which I will review today.


But really f you want gorgeous skin, head to your balcony (or to your neighbour’s terrace/garden which should rather be called “sneaking” instead of “heading”) , locate an Aloe vera plant and like Kim Possible (don’t tell me that you cannot relate to cartoons. We all have a kid inside us. Let’s keep him/her alive. By the way, Disney’s cartoons are immortal. Period) and grab a few leaves of that Aloe vera plant. Extract the juice and let your face repair itself. Of course, it goes without saying that one has to be consistent.

“But I am a lazy soul. I won’t even care to leave my bed even if there’s an earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale”, says a voice in our head right now, right? So, let’s raid the market and find that one Aloe vera which nourishes our skin just the way we want. In keeping with this line of thought, I  zeroed in on Patanjali Aloe vera one fine afternoon (afternoons, by the way in Delhi are as pleasant to normal humans like me as it would be for anything being grilled in an oven). You can smile if not laugh on that attempt of mine to build an analogy. Anyway without further ado, let’s head straight to the review of Patanjali Aloe Vera

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My review of Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel:

Baba Ramdev Aloe Vera Gel comes packed in a transparent plastic tube with a sturdy, leakage-free  flip-open cap that does not require you to explore the Hulk in you ! In short-it’s leakage-free, sturdy, hygienic to use and easy to carry. All these make it on par as far as the packaging is concerned for me.

The aloe gel has a cool (not overly cool or icy cold) but slightly (mind you, I have written ‘slightly’) sticky texture. Real Aloe Vera gel is neither cool nor sticky, so to me this is fishy. Another point to be noted (makes me picture myself as a lawyer as I write this) is that the patanjali gel has a light green colour which is visible even from the pack. Now, again real Aloe Vera gel does not have any colour.

A look at the ingredients’ list of Patanjali Aloe Vera gel and I couldn’t turn a blind eye to the fact that it had colours (doesn’t matter to me if they are permitted. Real doesn’t have. Why do you want to add colours?). Never the less, I decided to go ahead with it and try it on myself (after all, I had by now invested Rs 75/-)

I pressed the pack gently and the gel came oozing out. A coin-sized amount of baba ramdev gel sufficient to cover one’s face but the question remains if it worth being applied on one’s face. Hold your breath! The answer is a big ‘NO’. Why? Because it is not Aloe Vera in the first place. Its ingredients’ list proudly flashes the addition of BHT (ButylatedHydroxytuloene), preservatives and fragrance (under the garb of which, a number of toxic chemicals are added).

So, why would I spend money to slap chemicals on my face in the name of rejuvenation? On the face of it, patanjali aloe gel does make one’s skin appear bright and clear but that’s all due to BHT which is skin lightening chemical that wreaks havoc in the long run on our skin. I didn’t feel that it did anything noteworthy besides imparting transient radiance which mellowed down within minutes. As far as moisturisation is concerned, my dry skin remained dry even after being massaged with Patanjali Aloe Vera. As of now, it’s lying like a stranded pirate in my shelf. Don’t frown. I just watched Pirates of the Caribbean recently!

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GOOD about Baba Ramdev Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel:

  • Economical
  • Easily available. If not at a Patanjali outlet, it is available online too these days.
  • Travel-friendly packaging

BAD about Baba Ramdev Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel:

  • By any stretch of imagination, it is not Aloe Vera gel. It is simply a green coloured, perfume and chemical laden gel which is marketed as Aloe Vera gel by Patanjali.
  • Does nothing remotely praiseworthy
  • Has BHT which gives one an illusion of having radiant skin but in actuality is merely a skin lightening chemical that is smothering our skin
  • Does not work in moisturising skin
  • Fragrance is mild and pleasant but again real Aloe vera has no smell, so that makes Patanjali Aloe Vera nothing more than an irritant.
  • Long shelf life. Confused as to why is this a con? Real Aloe vera is prone to spoilage within half an hour of being extracted. How can it then stay usable for 18 long months? This again proves that Patanjali Aloe vera is not real Aloe Vera.

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Price in India: Rs.75 for 150 ml

VNA Rating: 0/5 (Yes, I am ruthless)

Where to Buy Online in India: amazon.in

AVAILABILITY: Patanjali outlets

CONCLUSION: Toss this out of your beauty closet. This time look for a florist and buy a real Aloe Vera plant. It takes little maintenance and costs less than a single tube of this rubbish. It’s your skin after all. Rejuvenate it and not pump chemicals in the name of rejuvenation.

By Contributor: Nidhal

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44 COMMENTS

    • Hi, Sanchita. It’s not really a saviour for me :P

      Go for thr natural one if you want to derive its actual nutritive value. Take care.

  1. Hi Nidhal, initially, I didn’t like the gel as well. But, eventually, I started using it at night, before putting on the night cream and it changed everything! I actually got the same results which serums provide. If you still have something of it left, may be give it a try that way?

    But well, I haven’t used it for long. Beauty addicts’ curse. We move on too frequently. :D
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    • Thanks for providing such a detailed explanation, Nivedita. Honestly, I’ve used real Aloe vera so much that now my skin has become used to it. Also, i dislike the fragrance of this one. My skin is quite dry so, i rely on extra virgin olive oil to hydrate and repair it at night. Thank you for the suggestion. The point I’m trying to drive home is that this one’s not real. It’s just a gel. Extraction of real Aloe vera gel is quite easy and once you get a hang of it, it takes merely 5 minutes daily. Once again thanks for the recommendation. I think our skin types too differ because this makes my skin a little dry or at the best, doesn’t do anything. Take care.

      • That I completely agree with you. The gel can’t be too real. In fact, I don’t have too much faith the the ‘naturalness’ or herbals products. I really don’t care either.

        My balcony is overloaded with aloe vera. But that laziness is hard to get over. :(

        • Bribe someone to extract it for you :P
          Actually, there are a few organic brabds in India whivh are certfied organic. Obtaining organic certification in India is a Herculean task. I’ve tried their products and they work immensely well. Bon Organics is one such brand. They are USDA organic certified :) Anyway, to each his own. If you ever wish to try organic products, always look for some or the other organic certificate. Many companies (Khadi for example) add all rubbish under an evasive tagline of Ayurvedic/herbal product.

  2. Even I do not get it why beauty companies add colour in aloe vera gel when it’s a known fact that it’s actually colourless! Even I bought it for emergency purposes after reading rave reviews and didn’t checked the ingredient list at shop. I regret buying it. Even I use actual aloe gel from the plant. It’s way better than this farce of a product!

  3. Hi Madhur!
    Thanks for dropping by and checking out my review. I have used two brands of Aloe vera so far and regret squandering my money on both of them (one of them being Patanjali). Not just the colour, what bothers me is how much chemical is added to these products and why are they being marketed as “Aloe vera gel” when they are just mixtures of various chemicals with added fragrance and colour?
    It is really discomfiting to see play prey to these rubbish products. Real Aloe vera turns stale within half an hour of extraction and this one has a shelf life of 18 months. It cannot be even 1% genuine. And I won’t buy the argument that extraction of gel from a real Aloe vera leaf is time-consuming. Come on, you’ll get accustomed to it after 4-5 times. Also, it’s your skin. Why smother it in the name of nourishing it? I hope more people are sensitised :) Thanks for reading!

    • I liked reading your post. It was honest and I like that. :D I agree with you. Aloe vera get oxidised after getting in contact with oxygen. Anyway I do not really trust these so called ” herbal ” or ” ayurvedic ” products. Rules and regulations regarding these are very lax in our country. Even if they add 1% of anything herbal, they can taut their products as herbal and get relaxation in taxes. That’s so many brands are ‘ Herbal ‘ or ‘ Ayurvedic ‘. It’s best to read the ingredient list and informative about what we are applying on our skin.

      • I agree with you wholeheartedly. A few days ago, I read online herbal, natural anf organic are three different terms. We use them interchangeably. The kind of tweaking which you’ve mentioned happens in case of ‘natural’and ‘herbal’ products but as organic ‘organic’ products are concerned, obtaining an organic certification in India is really arduous and time consuming. The only certified organic brand that is Indian I know of is BON ORGANICS. They are based out of Auroville, an experimental township in Tamil Nadu. Their products particularly shampoo + conditionwr work wonders. Now, again I’m not refuting the claim that they’d be all natural but certainly, if they are certified (USDA organic certification) my fear is allayed.
        Also, their products aren’t so highly priced that one is compelled to chuck them point blank. You can Google them if you’re interested :)
        Loved talking to you. Had a wonderful discussion.

        • Thank you for introducing me to a new brand. I will check it out. :) I am looking for a good conditioner for some time, so will try this one probably. As for shampoos, I usually make my own. :D I also enjoyed this discussion with you. I am looking forward to read more posts from you. :)

          • That’s great to know. I tried to make a homemade shampoo too some months ago using amla, reetha and shikakai pods. They made my hair a little too dry than it usually is. In fact, it made my locks look like the ball of dirt that vacuum cleansers leave one with :P

            I use a hair pack made up of curd, methi and neem leaves. Let me know yours too. My hair is dry so i cherry pick ingredients that don’t suck the moisture out of it :)

    • Haha great! What’s natural cannot be replicated. Thanks for reading, Mariyam.
      Also, I’ve read some positive revirews of Iba halal’s lip balm. They are halal free. Would check out your review of their product :)

    • I didn’t know there was a bigger sized tube too. Anyway, you can pass it on to someone, Madhuri. Get a plant soon. You’ll love the way it works its magic on your skin and hair after a few uses.

  4. Nicely written. I bought this gel and i hate to bits. I saw some YouTuber’s reviews and bought. Totally regret it. Rustic Art aloe vera gel is good. I am using it as a face moisturizer and it actually moitutizes. Not enough for dry skin though.

    • I too used to rely on YouTubers’ reviews sometime back, Vanathi but nowadays I’m afopting more natural stuff into my regimen. After reading a bit on the ills of these chemicals, I’ve thrown moat of my products in the trash.
      Let me know if you’re interested in organic products and I’ll suggest you some certified organic brands. As of now, we’re in the boat. We hate this Patanajali aloe vera gel to the hilt.

      • I am opting for more Organic products Nidhal. You must do a post on Organic products in the market. Loved your review.

        • I’ll surely get in touch with Tanvi to discuss this idea of doing more posts on organic products, Vanathi :)
          Thanka for reciprocating my interest. I have a bunch of organic brands to recommend that I myself have been uaing for now over a year. If you get time, please Googlr Bon Organics. Their products will blow you away. I love their organic shampoo+ conditioner. It has no rubbish.

    • “Different strokes for different folks” then :)
      I won’t deny that it wouldn’t have worked for anyone but the simple I have stated is that if it’s being marketed as Aloe vera, then we are being deceived for it isn’t :) Anyway, to each his own. Take care.

  5. I have tried it for 2-3 days when i was at home and found it lying on my mom’s shelf, it irritated my skin and i did not like stickiness either..so I did not dare to buy it for myself…my mom didn’t finish it either…thank you for this enlightening post..yesterday i picked it up and then put it back on store shelf..
    Thank you for this brutally honest review..i love it..

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    • Thanks a lot Anubhuti for such kind words. I’m indeed humbled. Honestly, I derive some kind of pleasure from deriding such products which market themselves as all natural, well-meaning and do-gooder products but in reality are nothing more than a mishmash of chemicals.
      Will be back with some more brutal reviews soon :)

  6. I recently bought a pack of Patanjali Aloe Vera gel. I have extremely dry skin and I must say that it soothes my skin only for few minutes until the stickiness of the product fades away. I have got good result from it as regular usage for a month has completely faded away my rashes. So, I would say it worked for me.
    Regarding the content of the product, it has 90% aloe Vera gel w/v and 10% of it consist of permitted color (brilliant blue and tartrzarine yellow), vitamin e, fragrance and preservative. Any product that we buy from the drug store shelves or premium brands will definitely have preservatives in them as they need to lengthen the shelf life of the product (at the end of the day it is a profit making initiative).
    Though I would recommend this to lazy fellows like me yet it is always better to derive extracts from natural sources for the best of your skin. Another product in the same category which is good is Green Leaf Aloe Vera gel.
    As they grandmothers say, ” only apply that to your skin what you can eat”… wish we could follow that always!

  7. Hi there,

    By the way in my home my mom and dad are big fan of Baba Ramdev. That’s why they love to use patanjali products whether it is grocery items, toothpaste or any other things. Initially my mom was using patanjali Aloe Vera Gel as she was fond of baba ramdev products. But one I tried using the gel and I found after some days that the gel has really good effect on my skin and now I am using it regularly. So its totally depends upon individual skin. Use it only when if this patanjali Aloe Vera suits your skin.

  8. guys i tried this and i got amazing result on my skin i apply on night before bed time and wash off in morning my dark spots are disappeared in a week itself now im in love with this aloe vera gel

  9. Hi mam I’m vignesh in my hair has white in color how to change my hair white to black any oil suggest me in panjali or any product?

  10. How could you miss the big text between the orange lines literally screaming out that in 5g, 90% is aloevera along with some base materials and color?? Really HOW!!!

  11. i am happy with this product .i am using this product since one month .i hv got a good result. i will reduce my wrinkles and black marks .thanx to patanjali alovera gel

  12. My skin is extremely dry .after watching some YouTube videos .I bought this gel . But it’s not effective. What product should I use ? Please help

    • Venni u can mix 1 teaspoon of Glycerine with 1 tblspn of aloevera gel n apply on your face. Gv it a try i hope dis helps.. Gudluck

  13. Whatever i cleanse my face with soap or face wash , then i use Aloe Vera gel …… actually i apply this on my face throughout the day and Go anywhere ……. is it right way to use this gel…… even I didn’t get any effective result using this…. Why ???? Has it occurred due to wrong application…..??? ??????????

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