The Aloe vera, one of 300 varieties of aloe, is a perennial plant that likes sandy soils in hot, dry climates. The plant can reach 1m in height when mature and gives a magnificent yellow flower in the warm season
Its culture dates back to ancient times and its countless medicinal properties were already featured on Egyptian papyri!
Everything is used in varying degrees of concentration ...
If the flower mixed with the spicy flavors of ginger, cinnamon or cardamom gives an herbal tea with excellent digestive properties, it is above all its leaves that are used the most. It is still necessary to wait for their maturity, about 4 years, before proceeding to the extraction of their substances.
Its long leaves contain, in the superficial layers, an extremely bitter yellow liquid containing very virtuous but very irritating aloin. While the middle layers contain a thick transparent sticky pulp from which a colorless gel with a not very appetizing taste can be extracted.
A way of extracting the gel that makes a difference
Once stripped of their thorns, the leaves are pressed into a press and the fresh gel thus recovered oxidizes quickly. It is then either preserved in the form of juice thanks to food antioxidants of natural origin (citric acid, ascorbic acid), or dehydrated to be preserved longer. In the latter case, freezing theAloe vera is first freed from its fibrous material and immediately sterilized by pasteurization. It is then transformed into a powder by a process of atomization or freeze-drying. This powder will be mixed with water to make up the gel at any time. Although easier to store, the gel thus obtained loses, however, its initial content of nutrients and active ingredients.
Finally, note that an IASC (International Aloe Science Council) label has been created to guarantee the health safety of the gel marketed (rate of presence of aloin, rate of aloe vera gel, harvesting conditions, etc.) but it does not This is obviously not a guarantee of the same freshness and quality of the different gels.
Aloe vera gel, a makeover for the skin
It contains on its own tannins, polysaccharides, twenty amino acids, twenty minerals and trace elements (phosphorus, potassium, calcium, zinc, iron, ...) and a dozen vitamins (A, E ...). Added to this is the synergy created by their simultaneous presence!
In short, you can imagine the makeover for your skin. It thus has healing, repairing, regenerating, moisturizing and anti-inflammatory power. It is also a good ally for our skin during this summer period because it helps protect and repair it from damage due to sun exposure.
The sensory apothecary that we are swears by the use of fresh substances, so it is only natural that you will find the pure fresh juice of ’Aloe vera not reprocessed in our cleansing treatment "Pure Merveille" Ideal for purifying, soothing and restoring the balance of the skin barrier of your face after these beautiful summer days!