Aloe vera is a succulent plant that is widely cultivated because of its medicinal benefits. Traditionally, the gel extracted from Aloe vera is used to treat a variety of skin conditions. Skin irritations, burns, bites, wounds, cuts and dryness are some of the skin conditions that can be soothed with Aloe vera gel. Aloe vera gel is also associated with properties that enhance the repair of damaged and wrinkled skin. When used consistently, it alleviates the signs of aging. Other essential properties associated with aloe include antiviral, tonic, antiseptic, detoxification, antibiotic, and anti-inflammatory. Aloe vera gel is excellent for hair styling. It works well with curly or fuzzy hair. Currently, beauty companies use it in products such as soaps, moisturizers, hair gels, sunscreens, makeup and body lotions.