Aloe Vera is a very popular ingredient in modern products, including soaps, cosmetics, shampoo, hair conditioner, sun tan lotions, as well as medicated creams and ointments. The vitamins found in Aloe include B complex, folic acid, C and carotene (a precursor of vitamin A).
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder
Please note: This is from a new Aloe Vera supplier and this product might appear darker than previous batches.
This is a 200:1 powdered aloe which means that to re-constitute it so that it is a single strength Aloe Liquid you need to add only 0.5g of Aloe Powder to 99.5g of Water (0.5% to 99.5%). The Aloe Powder will completely dissolve into water but will not form a gel. This is because the pulverising and powder processing breaks up the complex sugar chains into smaller chain lengths that can no longer form a gel. This does not impact in the performance of the Aloe in your product though as the minerals and moisturising properties remain.
To thicken your Aloe Water we recommend adding something like Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose or Carbomer. These thickeners will swell in water to form a gel-like base that can then be used as a facial serum base or just as a soothing Aloe Gel. Otherwise we do sell a ready-made aloe gel.
In addition to thickening the Aloe Water the water will also need preserving.
Use Level: Typically re-constituted at 0.5% in water but can be used at any level between 0.05-5%.
Solubility: Fully water soluble with no residue.
Forms a colourless, water-thin solution when re-hydrated.
Compatibility: Generally compatible with most other actives, can be too salty for some emulsions and can cause creams to become destabilised in some cases. We do recommend stability testing when replacing regular water for reconstituted aloe water in a formula.
Please Note: These products are for cosmetic use only and not to be consumed.