Benefits: The amazingly powerful Aloe Vera contains eighteen of the twenty amino acids found in the body. These are what help to build healthy skin. It also has a super high vitamin content, including vitamins A1, b1, b2, b3, b6, C1, E, and B12(in small amounts). One of the major uses of Aloe Vera gel is as a skin-healer, skin softener, and moisturizer. The anti-inflammatory and painkilling attributes of Aloe Vera can be traced back to the anthraquinones found in the gel. They are, in a way, like endorphins in that they numb while they heal.