Aloe is the Greek word for the dried juice of Aloe leaves; Ferox means "fierce" and alludes to the hard, spiny edges of the leaves. The world over, users revere aloe for it’s numerous properties. Healing, detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, anti bacterial, anti-viral and anti-parasitic – and those are only the ways in which aloe helps in maintaining personal wellness. Africa boasts over 300 species of aloe. The most beneficial of these is South Africa’s Aloe ferox, or Cape Aloe, which is one of very few plant species that enjoys the honour of being depicted in San rock art. Aloe Ferox is a single stem aloe, indigenous to South Africa.


The Aloe's leaves contain loads of it and are one of nature's true gifts - to nourish your skin. To heal your body and to satisfy your appetite. 


A proud sentinel along the roads and rivers of the Hessequa, the entrance to the Garden Route near Albertinia - South Africa, the robust Aloe Ferox has thicker leaves than it’s famous cousin. These are covered in short and stubby thorns to protect it from herbivores and harbour the valuable gel and bitter sap that are harvested. 

Aloe ferox plants grown in this area in particular have been proven to have 36% more total amino acids in its gel and 20 times more of the bitter sap containing the beneficial substance aloin than Aloe vera. Local specimens have the highest aloin content in the country - and therefore the world - at up to 28% of the bitter sap. In contrast, Aloe vera contains very little bitter sap and therefore very small amounts of aloin.


- Used by the Xhosa and San to treat wounds, insect bites, sunburn and skin irritations 
- Sap is richer in essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and polysaccharides than better known Aloe vera
- Aids with absorption of other active ingredients
- Improves skin elasticity by stimulating collagen production
- Calms and reduces redness
- Evens out skin tone



With a rich texture, Aloe ferox is a nourishing and healing base in African Botanics Resurrection Cell Recovery Serum. It drives active ingredients deep into the skin and keeps it hydrated. Skin feels immediately comfortable and sustains less damage over time. Resurrection Cell Recovery Serum should be used after cleansing in the evening and can be applied either alone or as a base, layered with any of the following products: Pure Marula Oil, Neroli infused Marula Oil, Fleurs d'Afrique or Intense Skin Repair Balm.

You can also find Aloe Ferox in Buchu Botanical Enzyme Polish, Baobab Clay Oxygenating Cleanser and Regenerating Body Hydro-Serum. 


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