Is Aloe Pura Aloe Vera gel any good for acne-prone skin?

Lucy using Aloe Pura aloe vera gel with tea tree oil in the mirror

I'm always learning more about what things and products are out there that are good for your skin, especially acne prone/blemished skin. So when I read about Aloe Vera and the amount of benefits it has for your skin including healing and anti-inflammatory properties, I decided to give it a go. I went onto Amazon and found this Aloe Pura organic Aloe Vera gel with tea tree oil, the tea tree oil was a big bonus as it has antibacterial properties which is great to treat acne. 

I'd never heard of the brand "Aloe Pura" before, however, the reviews on Amazon were really good so I added it to my basket to give it a go myself. For just under £6 for 200ml, I couldn't not try it - What if it was the miracle product I had been waiting for? 

Lucy holding Aloe Vera gel near mirror

Aloe Vera gel has so many benefits to it apart from helping your acne, a lot of people use it to treat sunburn. It also acts as a moisturiser without leaving your skin feeling oily after applying, perfect for us oily skin people. Thanks to its soothing properties, it's great to use on many skin irritations too - I haven't tried it on any skin irritations but I know a lot of people that use Aloe Vera directly from the source when they have burnt themselves. 

Anyway, back to the Aloe Pura gel. This Aloe Vera gel with Tea Tree oil is said to be made with organic Aloe Vera and contains antiseptic tea tree oil, so although it doesn't actually say on the tube that it is good for acne prone skin, the ingredients lead me to believe that it is. 

Lucy putting Aloe Pura organic Aloe Vera gel with tea tree oil on her hands

This Aloe Vera gel is said to capture the maximum nutritional activity of the Aloe Vera plant, with natural antiseptic Tea Tree oil it is supposed to moisturise, soften and help restore dry and damaged skin - But does it actually do as it says? 

I have been using this for a few weeks now, I always make sure I give the products I use a few weeks to do their job. However, I can't say I'm overly impressed with this one. Why? Because,  although it never left my skin feeling greasy, it also never left my skin feeling soft and moisturised either. 

It felt like I had applied one of those peel-off face masks that stretch your skin out, it may not leave your skin feeling oily but it did leave it feeling a bit sticky. At first I thought that it was the product doing it's thing and making my skin flawless, but after a few weeks of using it and seeing no improvement in my skin, I gave up with it. Not only did I not see any improvements, my skin was really flaky and dry, meaning it wasn't moisturising as well it's supposed to. 

Would I buy this Aloe Pura Aloe Vera gel with Tea Tree oil again? No. Would I try another Aloe Vera product? Yes. This gel didn't work out for me, but I've read so many good things about Aloe Vera that I'll definitely be on the look out for another Aloe Vera product to try, so if you know of any you'd recommend please let me know in the comments. .