GUNILLA® & LEROSETT® Plant-Based Organic Skin Care

What is the first ingredient in all your skincare products? Water? In 97% of skincare products, water is the main ingredient; it dries out the skin without therapeutic benefits and often costs the same as plant-based skincare.

Why Organic Aloe Vera Makes Better Skincare: LEROSETT® Acne Products & GUNILLA® Anti-Aging Skincare features 50% antioxidant-rich organic aloe vera and multiple adaptogenic botanicals. Using organic aloe vera as a base ingredient offers several advantages. Firstly, at a higher percentage, it’s a proven healing agent that reduces irritation, inflammation, and scarring. Additionally, organic aloe vera is a natural hydrator, providing moisture to the skin without drying. Lastly, its antioxidant-rich properties help fight bacteria and nourish the skin, making it a valuable addition to treating mild, hormonal, and cystic acne while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

LEROSETT® & GUNILLA® products contain modern actives from salicylic acid to peptides to ceramides, and much more. Adaptogenic botanicals have been shown to improve the skin’s ability to adapt to stress and resist damage caused by environmental factors. This makes them a valuable addition to treating cystic acne and reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

 

 

Greenhouse Grown 100% Organic Aloe Vera. No Pesticides, or Herbicides.

Daily Nutrient Control System for Optimum Plant Quality

Products like GUNILLA® for Anti-Aging & LEROSETT® for Acne & Problem Skin are better absorbed; they help skin heal faster with less skin sensitivity thanks to their organic aloe vera base.

 

GUNILLA® & LEROSETT® products contain over 60% nutrient-infused hydroponically grown organic aloe and are naturally therapeutic. Hydroponically grown aloe vera is rich in antioxidants, combats free radicals, and has potent youth-enhancing anti-inflammatory properties. Our nutrient-infused organic aloe allows active ingredients to penetrate deeper into the skin while increasing collagen to help heal the skin. Our unique hydroponic aloe is hand planted and grown without pesticides or herbicides.

Aloe can penetrate tissue – Unlike water, aloe can be absorbed by the skin. It is absorbed deep into the skin’s layers due to lignin, a substance similar to cellulose. When used as the main ingredient, this ability allows aloe to act as an excellent carrier for the other components of aloe vera and other botanicals and active ingredients.  The clinically-proven effective ingredients in GUNILLA® products are even more effective within an organic aloe base instead of water.

Aloe has antimicrobial properties – The antimicrobial compounds in aloe include saponin, which has antiseptic properties, and barbaloin, which prevents the growth of Mycobacterium, bacteria famous for causing severe bacterial infections. A 1979 study by Heggers et al. showed that aloe in concentrations greater than 60% is lethal against various organisms. Bacteria is a leading cause of acne. -Aloe in concentrations greater than 60% is lethal against various organisms.

Aloe is anti-inflammatoryAloe contains natural salicylic acid, an anti-inflammatory beta-hydroxy acid, and a gentle exfoliant. It also includes sterols that inhibit acute inflammation, similar to cortisone but without side effects. Instead of water, GUNILLA® uses over 60% hydro-organic aloe vera as a base; this aloe alone is clinically shown to reduce swelling and inflammation by an average of 47%. When used in a concentration of over 50%, organic aloe vera is the perfect ingredient for skincare.

Aloe’s ability to heal damaged skin – Scientific research has shown that several components in aloe are responsible for the substance’s excellent ability to regenerate cells. These include gibberellin, a growth hormone-like substance that increases protein synthesis, and lectin, a protein that increases collagen activity and improves the collagen matrix. As a result, LEROSETT® & GUNILLA® products help heal and improve skin health.

 

The Proven Potency & Countless Benefits of GUNILLA® & LEROSETT® Skincare Products Based on Organic Aloe-Vera. Not Water.

Water can penetrate up to two layers of the skin, while hydro-organic aloe vera can make it up to seven layers into the skin, penetrating the skin four times faster than water.

Aloe makes LEROSETT® & GUNILLA® products more beneficial to the skin than water-based skincare. Over thirty years ago, we began using aloe as the medium better to infuse our science-based active ingredients into the skin. We learned that the skin accepted active ingredients better when they were in a base of over 50% organic aloe than in a base of plain water, especially oils. Water is the most common ingredient in skincare, not because water brings anything to the skin, but because water is the cheapest ingredient. Look at the first ingredient in your skincare products; it’s almost always water/aqua; even brands costing over $100 are usually based on water.

We found we could add more nutrients during the growing cycle through hydroponics. The first ingredient is usually 50% to 90% of the entire content of a skincare product. These aloe plants are hand-planted and hand-picked in large temperature-controlled greenhouses. These plants are grown without pesticides or herbicides.

 

The hydroponic method of growing plants such as the Aloe used in LEROSETT® and GUNILLA® products uses balanced plant food in a nutrient-rich liquid solution. Not soil with plants growing in temperature and environmentally controlled greenhouse.

Hydroponics takes the desired amount of food directly to the root rather than making the plant’s roots look for it in the soil. The pH and nutritional value of the water are easily measured and maintained, so plants always have enough food. Soil hosts many nasty little creatures, while hydroponic growing mediums are inert. Plants grow faster with no need for herbicides or pesticides.

This growing method provides more nutrients causing the plants to grow more robust. Hydro-Organic Aloe has vitamins and minerals that help the symptoms of acne and problem skin. Vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, E, and many more, are contained within Aloe. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that strengthens your immune system and protects your skin from damage. While Vitamin E repairs damaged tissues, decreases inflammation, accelerates the healing process, improves blood circulation, and minimizes scar tissue.

Aloe also has multiple minerals that help the symptoms of acne and problem skin. One of these minerals is Zinc. Zinc is an essential trace mineral that repairs damaged skin, accelerates healing, protects the skin from toxins, prevents scarring, and minimizes sebum oil production. Zinc deficiencies have been linked to acne. Many other minerals that reside in Aloe function as antioxidants.

 

Studies Supporting the Benefits

of Organic Aloe Vera Base in Skincare    

These studies support claims that organic aloe vera has significant benefits for GUNILLA® Anti-Aging Skincare & LEROSETT® Organic Acne Treatments.  

Effects of Aloe Vera gel and whole leaf materials on skin permeation

Fox LT, Gerber M, du Preez JL, du Plessis J, Hamman JH. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 2015 Jan;67(1):96-106.

The influence of aloe vera on collagen turnover in healing dermal wounds

Chithra P, Sajithial GB, Chandrakasan G. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. 1998 Sep;36(9):896-901

Methods for determining Aloe Vera Inner Gel’s anti-microbial properties.

Habeeb F, Shakir E, Bradbury F, et al. Methods. 2007 Aug;42(4):315-320.

Aloe vera growth substance has anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties.

Davis RH, Donato JJ, Hartman GM, Haas RC.
Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. 1994 Feb;84(2):77-81.

Study on the effect of Aloe vera on gap junctional intercellular communication and proliferation in diabetic and nondiabetic skin fibroblasts.
Abdullah KM, Abdullah A, Johnson ML, Bilski JJ, Petry K, Redmer DA, Reynolds LP, Grazul-Bilska AT. Journal of Alternative Complementary Medicine 2003 Oct;9(5):711-8.

In experimental studies, topically applied aloe vera moisturizers accelerate wound healing, remodeling, and scarring.

Oryan A, Mohammadalipour A, Moshiri A, Tabandeh MR. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2016 Jan;77(1):37-46

Why use Hydroponics?
  1. Hydroponic plants are grown in water, not soil. Soil loses its nutrient value over time and can contain plant-damaging disease. The hydroponic method uses balanced plant food that dissolved directly into the oxygenated water. That way, the plant can receive perfect nutrition at all times.

  2. Re-filter the same water, it is not wasted in the soil, and the roots are always in water-absorbing more plant food and nutrients.
  3. More harvests in a greenhouse; the plants are more abundant and healthier.
  4. No herbicides or pesticides and there is no damaging water runoff.
  5. Soil is not able to produce the nutrient levels needed per sq. Foot, as the root system can take up in hydroponics.
  6. All GUNILLA™ products are based on a minimum of 60% of our hydroponically greenhouse-grown, handpicked, hand planted, nutrient-fed 100% organic aloe. More nutrients are infused into the plant yielding a more active ingredient, primarily when used as the main ingredient in skincare. You will notice a quality feel that products using water as the main cannot have. That’s another reason Gunilla of Sweden® is in a class all its own.

Resources: http://www.simplyhydro.com/f_a_q.htm#myth_hydroponics_is_a_new_technology