Our skin is the front line defense in our daily fight against pollution and other environmental irritants, so we need to protect and reinforce it with extra care. Aloe vera, whose most traditional use as a natural remedy is to soothe the skin, is an ideal defense. We have designed unique and varied products that work naturally by moisturizing and providing essential nutrients and vitamins to the skin. Our skin care products can help protect the skin against the environment’s harsh effects, and are reinforced with the International Aloe Science Council Seal of Approval.

Specialist skincare treatments to rejuvinate the skin making it feel fresh, soft, smooth and full of vitality. The skin, our largest organ, is a flexible protective shield that maintains body moisture and protects delicate tissues through an elaborate heating and cooling system. The skin is a vital living organ made up of three layers: Two of the layers, the dermis and epidermis, determine our appearance.

The subcutaneous layer connects the skin to the tissue covering the muscles and bones, and is largely comprised of vessels, nerves and fat. It is the soft, fatty foundation of your skin. As you grow older, the fatty tissue is absorbed by the body, removing the springy base from under the outer layers and leaving them to hang more losely, forming folds and creating wrinkles. The dermis, or second layer, contains blood vessels, nerves, nerve receptors, hair follicles, and sweat and oil glands.

It contains cells called fibroblasts, which are essential in forming the fibres that give elasticity and suppleness to the skin. Two substances within this layer, collagen and elastin, give the skin its firmness and suppleness. It is inside this layer that the skin needs nourishment to renew, grow and develop new cells.

The epidermis, or top layer, is made up of a very thin layer of dead skin cells. This is the visible layer that we recognise most readily as our skin. The body is constantly making new skin cells beneath the epidermis, which push up to the outer layer about 21-28 days after formation. These new cells are called keratinocytes, and are 'charged' with keratin.

The skin ages in two ways, referred to as natural biological ageing and secondary ageing.

Natural biological ageing is largely unavoidable, although it may vary considerably according to age, sex and skin type. It doesn't matter if you spend your life taking baths in asses' milk, relaxing -  only taking time out for periodic back rubs, you can't avoid this. To counteract this process, one has to address such factors as lifestyle, skin type, moisturisation, hydration, protection and nutrition.

Secondary ageing is determined more by lifestyle and external factors such as pollution and weather (sun, wind, rain, snow). These are the factors that respond much more to the specially formulated products available today. By protecting the skin and replenishing the nutrients it needs, the damaging effects of secondary ageing can be couterbalanced.

The rules for proper skincare are very simple:
  • Eat sensibly.
  • Keep skin clean, hydrated and toned.
  • Avoid unecessary exposure to harmful environmental factors, such as harsh sunlight, smoke, etc.
  • Use only the best products to apply directly to your skin.
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