Aloe Vera juice, known to all, has been used for centuries for its moisturising and soothing properties. It is an essential part of cosmetic brands.
Very relevant in the current trend of organic, natural and Vegan ranges, Aloe Vera fits perfectly in all formulations. Sollice Biotech offers its customers a range of Aloe Vera with the best quality on the market.
ORIGIN OF ALOE VERA
Aloe Vera is a species of Aloes, long cultivated mainly in Mexico and Spain. This plant has been used since ancient times and adopted by traditional medicines around the world for its many beneficial properties. It is a succulent plant with evergreen leaves and shallow roots, which grows very well in hot and dry environments thanks to its high water storage capacity. The leaves of Aloe Vera are effectively filled with gel, which is mainly composed of water.
Aloe Vera gel is harvested by hand by cutting the leaves and scraping the pulp from the leaves. The gel is viscous, transparent, odourless and slightly bitter.
Benefits of Aloe Vera in cosmetics
Aloe Vera naturally contains vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids and polysaccharides which give it highly appreciated cosmetic properties:
- Moisturising: the light texture of Aloe Vera juice moisturises all skin types. The polysaccharides it contains give it a strong moisturising power and good penetration into the epidermis.
- Purification: the astringent active ingredients contained in the Aloe Vera juice tighten the pores of the skin and regulate excess sebum.
- Repair: damaged skins also benefit from the restorative power of Aloe Vera. It helps the skin to regenerate itself.
- Soothing: Aloe Vera is the best friend of sensitive skin, prone to sunburn or insect bites. The gel has an instant cooling effect, the soothing and repairing action of the gel allows the skin to recover.
- Anti-aging: the polysaccharides naturally present in Aloe Vera stimulate the synthesis of Collagen and Elastin by the dermal cells. These fibres allow the skin to maintain its suppleness and elasticity, delaying the appearance of wrinkles.
The different forms of Aloe Vera in cosmetics
Aloe Vera used in cosmetics comes in two forms: juice and powder.
The juice is extracted from the cut leaves of the Aloe Vera plant and is thus obtained in its native form. This juice is then filtered to remove the pulp and pasteurised. Preservatives may be added to the juice to extend its shelf life. Indeed, Aloe Vera juice is a very sensitive raw material that must be used quickly after opening its packaging. Exposure to light can cause rapid oxidation of the juice, and exposure to the open air can lead to bacterial contamination.
The Aloe Vera Powder 200X that we offer is an ideal alternative to juice for storage and shelf life. In order to obtain this powder, the Aloe Vera juice is freeze-dried and not atomised. Atomisation consists in heating the juice in order to evaporate the water contained in the juice and to obtain a powder. The major disadvantage of this technique is that the heat, in addition to evaporating the water, destroys some of the precious components of the juice that give it its cosmetic virtues.
Our Aloe Vera powder is obtained by freeze-drying the juice in a cold process. Freeze-drying consists in removing water from a liquid, pasty or solid product by means of freezing and then vacuum evaporation of the ice. This technique makes it possible to preserve all the components of the Aloe Vera juice, and to offer a powder of exceptional quality.
We have carried out a comparative analysis of our Aloe Vera powder against 2 competing references:
This graph demonstrates the superior quality of the Aloe Vera powder offered by Sollice Biotech.
Sollice Biotech’s 200X Aloe Vera powder has a high Aloverose content. This is one of the main components of Aloe Vera, an indicator of its quality and effectiveness. The higher the proportion of Aloverose in the Aloe Vera gel, the better the quality of the product. The freeze-drying process, used to obtain the 200X Aloe Vera powder we offer, preserves the Aloverose contained in the native juice. The Aloverose content of our reference must be greater than or equal to 8% according to our specifications, which makes it one of the powders with the best Aloverose content on the market.
Degradation products are found in competing powders:
- Lactic Acid: it is not an Aloe Vera compound, but it is possible to find it on a spectrum. This compound is derived from the fermentation of Aloe Vera by the lactobacillus. The presence of this molecule indicates an alteration in the quality of the raw material, and in particular a defect in the extraction process.
- Succinic Acid : characteristic of an enzymatic degradation, this compound indicates a defect in the extraction process or poor packaging.
Another component whose presence is not desired in Aloe Vera powder is Aloin, which is a powerful laxative compound contained in the Aloe Vera sap. We ensure a maximum content of 1ppm of Aloin in our Aloe Vera powder.
All Sollice cosmetic active ingredients
Sollice Biotech offers a range of cosmetic active ingredients with various actions
All our cosmetic ingredients are tested with the same rigour and in compliance with regulations. We research and demonstrate in a concrete way the solid organic activities that we claim for our active ingredients.