Aloe is thought to be one of the oldest folk remedies noted for its healing qualities.
Where do we get this fresh gel?
Lush UK purchases fresh aloe vera leaves from a producer in the province of Badajoz, Spain. The gel is then extracted by hand from the leaves at our manufacturing sites in Poole, Dorset. Our supplier cultivates aloe in large greenhouses using a rainwater pond for irrigation, solar panels and biomass heating. They ensure that every aloe leaf is of the highest quality, given that they also produce their own aloe vera juice.
With seven manufacturing sites across the globe, this information may vary depending on where your Lush products were made.
What are the benefits of aloe vera for your skin?
If it wasn’t enough, the cooling sensation you get when applied to the skin is excellent for reducing swelling and calming sunburns.
Aloe vera or barbadensis?
The name Aloe vera (which means ‘true aloe’) is a synonym for Aloe barbadensis. It is a succulent plant that grows well in dry soils and tropical and arid climates. It is cultivated for medicinal and ornamental purposes; sometimes culinary depending on the variety. Clear gel and latex can be extracted from the plant.