This article shows how aloe vera gel for skin treatment can be used. We introduce the aloe and its growing areas and then discuss its effects.
Is Aloe vera gel for skin treatment a good idea? The Overview
Aloe vera is one of nature’s most amazing creations. For centuries it has been called the first aid plant or plant of immortality. Find out on these pages which effects ALOE VERA BARBADENSIS can have on your body and which products are new on the market.
What is Aloe Vera?
Aloe Vera a small building block for more
- Joy of life and
- energy of life.
Indulgence poisons, drug abuse, wrong eating habits, lack of sleep, insufficient physical activity on the one hand but also negative patterns of thinking and behaviour contribute to weakening the immune system. Health is largely dependent on a well-functioning immune system.
Only if we manage to build up an insurmountable protective shield for our cell state with high-quality nutrients and a positive attitude towards life can we live and survive in the 21st century.
At first glance a cactus-like bush, it is in fact a member of the lily or garlic family. Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller, the plant we selected for cultivation because of its effectiveness and strong growth, is only one of about 400 subspecies of the aloe genus – one of only two or three subspecies with a comparable content of natural active ingredients.
The history of aloe vera
The history of aloe vera has been written down in historical writings for thousands of years, from the time of the Pharaohs, Romans and Incas to modern times. There are also references to these plants in several places in the Bible.
- It is said that Aristoteles persuaded Alexander the Great to conquer the island of Socotra to take possession of the aloe groves to feed the injured warriors.
- The chinese peoples have been using Aloe Cinensis, in Chinese “Aloe-hei”, as part of their herbal medication for thousands of years.
- In Russia aloe is called the elixir of longevity, they mainly use the aloe alborenscens.
- In Japan followers of the herbal medication Aloe Ferox and Aloe Saponara grow, but none of these species have the effectiveness of Aloe Barbadensis, which grows on our plantations.
During the 16th century, the Indian tribes also became familiar with the aloe plant. With diluted aloe vera juice they rubbed their whole body in order to be protected from insects during their arduous hikes in the swamps.
Aloe vera is one of the most popular natural plants in many areas where so-called modern Western medicine has not yet prevailed over traditional methods…..
What is Aloe Vera made of?
The stabilized extract contains a multitude of rich trace elements and vitamins A, C and E from the raw Aloe Vera Gel. 11 of the 20 known amino acids, and 7 of 8 essential amino acids, were detected in samples of the stabilized gel.
In the USA, the “Aloe Vera Research Institute” in Cypress, California has for several years made it its task to scientifically research this natural plant. So we now know the chemical composition of the aloe vera plant. The following essential amino acids are contained in the Aloe Vera plant in alphabetical order:
- aspartic acid
- glutamic acid
But also the mineral composition is interesting:
- Iron 44,0 mg/l
- Calcium 18.6 mg/l
- Potassium carbonate 31.4 mg/l
- Magnesium 3.1 mg/l
- Manganese 4.5 mg/l
- sodium 12.7 mg/l
- Zinc 1.7 mg/l
Aloe Vera is known as an excellent care ingredient and a very efficient nutritional supplement. Overall a first-class means of improving overall well-being.
Their ability to transport moisture is proven to be 3-4 times faster and more efficient than normal water – the gel consists of 95% water – and in the remaining 5% are the active elements.
Its use by the largest and most important manufacturers of cosmetics and care products in a growing number of moisturizing and rejuvenating products show that it is truly very effective, a true “first aid” plant for face and scalp.
Aloe Vera Ingredients
The aloe vera gel consists of 95 % water. But its secret lies in its high content of natural nutrients and vital substances. The nutritious components of aloe vera can be divided into the following groups:
It is rich in many vitamins including vitamin D, A (the antioxidant beta carotene), C and E and even contains traces of vitamin B12.
Aloe vera contains more than 20 minerals such as calcium, sodium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, copper, zinc, chromium and the antioxidant selenium.
Although minerals and trace elements are only needed in very small quantities, they are essential for the proper functioning of different enzyme systems in different metabolic pathways.
Known as saccharides that build up the immune system and help detoxify. In tropical conditions, sugars are the main moisturizers.
There are 12 phenoplastic agents found exclusively in the juice of the plant.
mechanical pulp (lignin)
It gives aloe vera a unique penetrative effect so that the other components are absorbed into the skin.
It has cleansing and antiseptic properties, especially against bacteria, fours, fungi and germs.
Cholesterol, campesterol, ß.sisosterol and juperol, which are considered important anti-inflammatory agents.
The body needs 22 amino acids – the aloe vera gel contains 20 of these. More importantly, it contains 7 of the 8 essential amino acids that the body cannot produce itself.
Aloe Vera growing areas
Many Aloe Vera are grown in two areas of Queensland, our northernmost state, where the subtropical climate conditions prevail that are so important for the successful cultivation of the Aloe Vera Barbadensis plant.
Aloe vera plants are cultivated in the rich alluvial soil of South Queensland and they are supplied with pure rainwater, which is one of the last sources of pure mineral water in the world – free from the influences of pollution and acid rain. The plants themselves are fertilized with the “treasures of nature”, fertilizer made from pure, natural seaweed.
Extraction of the cold-pressed gel, further processing and stabilization take place in the plantations affiliated factories. This guarantees the optimum effectiveness of the extract for use in the cosmetic and skin care product ranges and enables comprehensive quality control right through to the finished product. The quality and effectiveness of the extract has been fully tested and is not inferior to any of the products on the market.
The quality of the juices and the plant mass of the cultivated material depends very much on the growing conditions that the plants have undergone during their various growth cycles. The plant processes all the water and nutrients it absorbs through its foliage and root system in a clear, slightly acidic-tasting gel.
The fragile and vulnerable nature of the leaf, once it is cut off, has limited its use until the 1950s, when a method was perfected to stabilize the extracted gel to preserve its natural properties.
Frequently asked questions about aloe vera
This is a collection of frequently asked questions from our clients.
What are AHA’s?
“Alpha Hydroxy Acid” (AHA) is a term for a variety of fruit acids such as glycol, lemons, milk, apple and wine. These acids, when used properly, help smooth the skin, increase the effects of other skin rejuvenation treatments, control problem skin, moisturize the skin and reverse some effects of UV damage.
What is ALOIN?
Under the outer skin of the aloe vera leaf lies the yellow aloin layer like a coat around the gel. Aloin is very bitter and can cause stomach pain and is not suitable for consumption. Aloe vera juice, which contains aloin, is brown in colour. Our juice is carefully cold-pressed, the outer skin is first removed from the leaf with the aloin layer. Our aloe vera juices do not contain aloin.
What is the seal of the IASC?
To put a stop to the black sheep in their own ranks, an association of farmers and processors, manufacturers of finished products, marketing companies, doctors, scientists and researchers was founded in the USA in 1981, initially under the name “National Aloe Science Council”, later “International Aloe Science Council”, in short IASC. It has set itself the task of monitoring the manufacture of products and developing verifiable quality standards for high-quality raw materials and finished products. The members of the Council also adhere to a code of ethics designed to ensure proper business practices.
As our products come from Australia and not from the USA, products from Australia are subject to mandatory control by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). They are certified and controlled by the Commonwealth Department of Human Service and Health. All our products are certified accordingly.
What is ACEMANNAN?
Acemannan is the basis for all cells in our body. It is stored in all cell membranes where it strengthens the immune system against pathogenic parasites, viruses, bacteria and fungi. The high proportion of the mucopolysaccharide acemannan in the aloe vera plant in particular is responsible for the special effect on our immune system.
Why should pregnant women not take aloe vera juice?
Less thought is given to the pregnant woman than to the unborn child. Recommended for adults: 2x 50 ml aloe vera juice daily, adolescents aged 2-12 years only 2x 15 ml per day. The unborn child may receive too much aloe vera through the mother.