With its 75 nutrients, 200 active compounds, 20 essential minerals, 18 amino acids, and 12 vitamins, it is not hard to see why aloe vera is highly regarded for its healing powers, and has been used for thousands of years. In fact, historical documentation shows that aloe was used as far back as 1500 B.C. and is rumored to have been Cleopatra’s beauty secret.
Most people know that aloe is a wonderful aid in the healing of burned skin, but it is also a remarkable addition to a regular skin care routine. Aloe is able to penetrate deep down into the lower layers of the skin, taking it’s healing agents all the way to the cellular level. From here, aloe is able to slow the aging process by stimulating proteolytic enzyme action, which enhances the process of cell division. With aloe present, fibroblast cells that manufacture collagen (which is needed to keep the skin firm) are produced six to eight times faster than normal cells! As a succulent, aloe acts as a moisturizing agent, which allows it to draw moisture into the skin while slowing down the process of evaporation.
Additionally, aloe is a wonderful anti-aging remedy as it able to remove dead skin cells, wastes and toxins while purifying the pores.
There are over 200 different species of aloe, however only 4 of them are recognized as being of nutritional value to humans and animals. Aloe Barbadensis Miller is at the top of these four species, because it is the most potent and nutritious. Since only mature plants bear the greatest benefits, L’Bri cultivates their own aloe barbadensis plants in the Rio Grande Valley. The leaves are hand-picked at the height of their maturity, and are then hand filleted to ensure that only the purest, innermost gel of the plant is used.
The secret of L’Bri’s aloe is that it is put through a cold stabilization process, rather than a heat sterilization process, which would “cook-out” most of the natural benefits and healing properties from the aloe. Thus, all of L’Bri’s products are founded in the pure, unadulterated, healing gel from the aloe barbadensis miller plant.