Scientific Affairs

Biological Activity

Certification is admirable and has been needed for a long time, but it doesn’t guarantee retention of biologically active polysaccharides. Certification has created a level playing field and is good for the consumer. ACTIValoe® is the difference between merely having Aloe inside a product and the enhanced therapeutic and health benefits of having ACTIValoe® inside.

Scientists universally agree that retention of the medium to higher molecular weight acetylated polymannan polysaccharides are responsible for much of the biological activity found in aloe vera. Further, research shows that polysaccharide molecular weight plays a crucial role in the potency of aloe vera.

Aloe vera is widely used in cosmetic formulations as a skin moisturizing agent. However, its action as a moisturizing agent remains mostly anecdotal. The aim of this study (results shown in the chart below) was to evaluate the effect of ACTIValoe® on skin hydration. Results of this study show that ACTIValoe® significantly increased hydration of the skin within one hour after application. Further, after two weeks of daily applications the formulations containing ACTIValoe® showed no effect on transepidermal water loss, meaning that the ingredient does not interfere with skin barrier function, which is critical for protection from the environment.

chart2Aloecorp guarantees the biological activity of aloe by demonstration of efficacy in clinical trials. You can depend on Aloecorp to provide the best so that your customers can expect the best from your products. Aloecorp simply provides the most extensively tested aloe vera available.