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Unlocking Aloe's Potential: Desert Harvest Expands Skincare Collection

by Jim Capalbo

The Aloe Vera plant's succulent leaves are a remarkable gift from nature, historically recognized for their multifaceted applications. Today, we are only beginning to tap into their full potential for health-conscious consumers.

Image Credit: Desert Harvest


Research reveals Aloe Vera's diverse properties, including antibacterial, antifungal, antibiotic, analgesic, anesthetic, antiseptic, anti-viral, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory attributes. Unfortunately, as awareness of these benefits has grown, some brands have flooded the market with subpar, counterfeit aloe vera products aimed solely at maximizing profits.


Several studies have uncovered this disheartening truth, including the 2015 ConsumerLab report and the 2016 Bloomberg investigation, both of which revealed that many aloe vera products contain little to no actual aloe vera. These findings highlight the prevalence of fraudulent aloe vera products, exploiting the loopholes in FDA regulations. Furthermore, scrutiny in July 2021 discovered benzene contamination in certain aloe products, sparking significant health worries.


Against this challenging backdrop, Desert Harvest, a highly regarded family-owned brand for over thirty years, has harnessed the potent capabilities of aloe vera to address the pain associated with conditions like Interstitial Cystitis / Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS).


Their scientific research unveiled the connection between aloe vera and IC/BPS relief, distinguishing them as pioneers in the field. This research led to the development of their Super Strength Aloe Vera Capsules, which have been widely embraced by customers seeking IC/BPS relief, with an impressive 92% reporting substantial improvement in their condition.


Their aloe's potency is a direct result of their unwavering dedication to, and investment in, the harvesting process. This meticulous approach begins with the exclusive use of volcanic soil for aloe cultivation, followed by on-site harvesting within a precise 20-minute timeframe to preserve the nutrients which completely degrade within 6 to 8 hours of being harvested, and a comprehensive on-site processing methodology.


Notably, they differentiate themselves by processing the entire aloe vera leaf, signifying an extra investment of time and resources. This thorough method efficiently eliminates all anthraquinones, natural irritants with potential long-term carcinogenic effects.


Furthermore, they utilize a cold process for freeze-drying, preserving the integrity of the nutrients by preventing heat-induced degradation. This commitment to harvesting may involve inconveniences, more time, and higher costs; however, it is essential to fully capture all the benefits that the aloe plant has to offer.


Expanding on the success of the Super-Strength Aloe Vera Capsules for ingestion and recognizing the abundance of substandard products in the market, Desert Harvest ventured into new territory by introducing bottled aloe vera for skincare. Since introducing The Aloe Vera Gelé in 1994, its skincare line has evolved in response to customer demands for 100% natural creams and gels dedicated to skin wellness, beauty care, and hair care.


Aloe Vera Gelé, their flagship skincare marvel, is celebrated for its adaptability and natural potency, enriched with a remarkable blend of 75 active vitamins, enzymes, minerals, sugars, and salicylic acid. Packed with antioxidants like beta carotene, vitamins C and E, and zinc, it effectively stimulates collagen synthesis, serving as a versatile hydrator and protective shield against bacteria, fungi, and viruses.


Suitable for sensitive areas, this non-greasy moisturizer is compatible with all skin types, serving as a soothing makeup base and calming aftershave, promoting clear pores and a radiant complexion. With its 100% natural and organic Aloe Vera formula, devoid of harmful additives, it truly represents nature's beauty elixir.


In 2016, the Releveum® All-in-one Skin Repair Cream made its debut, seamlessly merging the healing abilities of 4% lidocaine with the organic benefits of Aloe Vera and Calendula. With FDA approval and a powerful blend designed to surmount pain barriers and expedite skin regeneration, this cream emerges as a beacon of relief, leaving no room for scarring.


Desert Harvest's sexual wellness range expanded this year with the addition of Aloe Rebalance Feminine Wash. This gentle, Aloe Vera-based wash is rich in minerals and botanicals to balance and rebalance the vaginal flora leaving you feeling moisturized and fresh.


Papaya Fruit extract is excellent for balancing the oiliness of the skin and gives a rejuvenated look to the skin. Papaya contains Vitamin A, which promotes healing, can prevent breakouts, supports the skin's immune system, and will help moisturize your most delicate skin.


Anticipating the November release, Desert Harvest is poised to unveil the Vulva & Body Balm, a luxurious antioxidant-rich cream crafted to nourish, soften, and rejuvenate the skin. Enriched with a harmonious blend of Aloe Vera, coconut oil, and shea butter, this balm promises optimal results when generously applied, working its magic overnight. While initially slippery, it absorbs fully, leaving the skin replenished and deeply hydrated.


Desert Harvest has broadened its use of aloe vera to encompass diverse sectors, including sexual health, pelvic health tools, nutritional supplements, and CBD products. This expansion reflects the brand's commitment to unlocking the genuine health benefits of aloe vera, ensuring that its miraculous properties serve the well-being of consumers, rather than being exploited for profit.

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