A gaurantee of quality
We owe the particularly high level of active ingredients in our plants to the microclimate of Andalusia, and the highest possible quality in cultivation and processing. With over 25 years of experience, we can release the full effectiveness of Aloe Vera in our cosmetic products.
Controlled organic cultivation
By practicing organic cultivation, we allow the plant to fully enjoy its natural growth period. In this way, it can properly accumulate all the valuable active substances over a period of several years. We reject the faster growth that could be obtained from using synthetic fertilizers, as this stimulates the plant to quickly absorb large quantities of water. This may result in a greater yield, but the proportion of active ingredients to water content decreases rapidly and significantly.
A series of tests has revealed that Aloe Vera from Andalusia contains a particularly high level of aloverose. The seasonal temperature differences of summer and winter exposes the plants to positive stress stimuli. This encourages them to store more of the vital active ingredients than would be necessary when cultivating them in for example, tropical countries.
The Aloe vera gel inside the hard outer shell of the leaves is the plant's store of active ingredients and nutrients. We remove the precious leaf gel from the outer leaf shell by hand, a method which is particularly laborious, but it ensures all the active ingredients of the plant picked fresh from the field are retained. This is the only way to avoid having to filter out traces of the leaf shell such as the bitter substance Alloin in subsequent processing stages, and also prevents damaging the important active ingredients or even losing them completely.
The pure leaf juice
Using the pure Aloe Vera juice in a product is considerably more involved, and more expensive, than using reconstituted Aloe vera powder. When the Aloe Vera is dried to give powder, sensitive ingredients can become damaged and the holistic cause and effect correlation can be destroyed. The full effect of Aloe vera can only be released by using the pure juice.
Aloe instead of Aqua
In all of our cosmetic formulations we replace water, the usual main ingredient in cosmetic products, with our pure Aloe vera juice, fresh from the field. Read more about our formulation principle here.