Criteria of aloe vera quality
We owe the particularly high level of active ingredients in our plants to the microclimate of Andalusia and the highest possible natural quality in cultivation and processing. With 30 years of experience, we can release this full effectiveness in our cosmetics.
Controlled organic cultivation
By carrying out organic cultivation, we allow the plant to enjoy its natural growth period. In this way, it can accumulate all the valuable active substances over a period of several years. We reject faster growth that could be obtained from 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.
Climate in Andalusia
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 expose the plants to positive stress stimuli. This encourages them to store more vital active ingredients than would be necessary when cultivating them in tropical countries for example.
Processing by hand
The aloe vera gel inside the hard outer shell of the leaves is the plant's store of active ingredients. We remove the precious leaf gel from the outer leaf shell by hand. This method is very 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 such important active ingredients or even losing them completely.
Using the pure leaf juice
Processing the pure aloe vera juice in a product formulation is considerably more involved and more expensive than using dried aloe vera powder subsequently reconstituted with water. When the product is dried to give powder, sensitive ingredients can either become damaged or the holistic cause-effect correlation can be destroyed. The full effect of aloe vera is only released by using the pure juice.
Aloe instead of Aqua
In our cosmetic formulations we replace water, which is usually the main ingredient in cosmetic formulas, with our pure aloe vera juice, fresh from the field. Read more about our formulation principle.