Why Aloe Ferox?
Aloe Unique brings you a range of skin care treatments containing the powerful active ingredients of the Aloe Ferox plant. Containing almost twice as many amino acids as Aloe Vera, Aloe Ferox is ideal for skin care as it has been scientifically proven to penetrate the skin to the deepest layer. The Aloe Ferox plant is rich in amino acids, the powerful agent Aloin, as well as polysaccharides and other plant metabolites so it contributes to a soft and smooth skin that is hydrated, nourished and rejuvenated.
Aloe Ferox vs Aloe Vera
Almost twice as many amino acids than Aloe Vera
Indigenous to South Africa
Grows wild – no pesticides or chemicals
20 x more bitter sap containing Aloin which has healing properties, is an antioxidant and viral stimulant
Far fewer amino acids than Aloe Ferox
Heavily cultivated worldwide
Contains very little bitter sap
Why is Aloe Unique best suited for your skin?
Increases skin elasticity and decreased appearance of lines and wrinkles
Improves hydration levels of the skin
Decreases skin sensitivity, soothes irritations and a reduces inflammation
Refines skin texture
Alleviates excessive dryness and oiliness
Has a dilatory effect on the capillaries and the veins. This results in an increase of the amount of nutrients being transported. With more nutrients available for growth, nutrition and repair, the process of rejuvenation and regeneration can occur more rapidly.
The growth rate of cells is dependent on the amount of African Cape Aloe gel used – the higher the concentration, the higher the growth rate of the cells.
Aloe ferox also stimulates normal lymphocytes and possesses enzymes which stimulate the growth of new cells.
The skin is also composed of polypeptide chains that form aggregates of collagen fibrils, which influence the swelling and water uptake by the skin ( plump-up effect ). The diffusion of water through the skin is limited and controlled by the skin surface, that is in equilibrium with the atmosphere and underlying tissue. Since Aloe consists of approximately 99 water, it penetrates through the Stratum Corneum to the vascular dermal area, thus hydrating the skin. Aloe Ferox is also known to form a cover that prevent the escape of moisture in the skin.
- Powerful antioxidant
- Inhibits UVA & UVB induced damage
- Skin lightening
- Promotes healing
- Inhibits melanin formation
- Preservative in formulations
- Regulates biosynthesis of collagen
- Counteracting in bacterial infection
- Stimulates cellular activity
- Stimulates cell growth and tissue formation
- Wound healing
- Promotes normal keratinization
- Protects against sunburn
- Prevents water loss
- Improve water
- A skin normalizer
- Improves elasticity
- Increases collagen
- Barrier properties
- Photo protective
- Preservative protecting the product against oxidation
- Increase water binding ability
- Reduce trans epidermal water loss
- Maintains connective tissue
- Counteracts ageing
- Reduces excessive pigmentation
- Breaks down proteins into amino-acids used for cellular construction
- Prevents scaling and skin dryness
- Active in cellular oxidation
- Increase tyrosine activity
- Used for treating skin lesions
- Conditions the skin
Free Range Farming
Aloe Ferox grows wild and is harvested using ancient methods. This provides sustainable jobs for members of the local community.
The aloe leaves are placed in stacks in a circle around a hollow
in the ground. The juice from the leaves drips down and is collected in the hollow.
After the juice has been collected, boiled and cooled down it is crystallized. It then gets crushed to produce bitter crystals.
Heading up Aloe Unique are Welmie and Jan Laubscher. Their goal is to create high-quality products that draw from home-grown natural elements. Welmie is a qualified beauty therapist while Jan and his family have more than 20 years’ experience in the South African aloe industry. Their passion means that all aspects of the Aloe Unique brand are injected with innovation, whether it’s in the recyclable packaging, the natural ingredients or the company’s collaboration with top international skincare technologists.