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Kathy DallasĀ® Group of Companies Featuring Aloe Vera based, natural, age defying products for over 64 years.

Why chose Kathy Dallas Aloe Vera based products

Friday, December 27, 2013

True, whole-leaf, Aloin-free, never carbon-filtered Aloe

 
As consumers of Aloe vera, it is in your best interest to understand as much as possible about this all-natural ingredient used in everything from moisturizers to health drinks.

 After explaining how we, at kathy Dallas, grow and process our Aloe vera, you will have a better understanding of the industry and a rewarding realization that you purchase the best Aloe products available. Here are some important terms every Aloe consumer should know.

 

Hydroponics 

Hydroponics is an often misunderstood process of fertilizing the plant through a nutrient-rich water solution. Each all-natural nutrient, in its
simplest form and size, provides maximum availability to the plant itself.

Since Aloe vera is affected by even the slightest variation in sun levels, the nutrient percentages are adjusted to fit the changing needs of the plants. These adjustments are made to ensure a consistently high quality Aloe leaf. Unlike most field grown Aloe, the hydroponically grown plants do not need soil, since all necessary nutrients are received through the water solution.

However, mature plants can exceed one hundred pounds, and we use sand to support this weight. Although there is nothing nutritional or superior about the sand we use, it is loose and easily sifted and steam-sterilized as needed, which keeps it free of organic waste and  microorganisms which slows the growth of the plant and can lead to inferior products.

 

Greenhouses

Thanks to the climate controlled greenhouses at  Kathy Dallas that shelter the plants, we harvest the plants year round without the use of pesticides or herbicides. Since the plant is most productive at a temperature between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, these greenhouses allow the Aloe to grow without experiencing any shock from even the slightest weather change. This enables us to grow the highest quality leaf possible.

Once the plants are completely matured, they are removed from the sand, root and all. After harvesting up to 60 pounds of leaf, the remaining heart and roots are then replanted, allowing for the highest level of regeneration per plant possible. All Aloe Vera is harvested, processed and delivered to the factory within hours. This timely processing of the plant allows for the strongest, most concentrated product possible. 

 

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All Kathy Dallas products are Aloe Vera based

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

FACTS AND BENEFITS OF ALOE VERA

In Kathy Dallas Skin Care Products 

 

All Kathy Dallas products (such as our skin repair creme KD-12) are Aloe Vera based  

 

In compliance with FDA regulations, the ingredient lists must show the ingredients in the orderof the percentage used in the formula, with the first item listed being the highest percentage. The first ingredient shown in all Kathy Dallas labels is Wholeleaf Aloe Vera. Examine almost all other moisturizing creams on the market and you will find that the first ingredient listed is “Purified Water”. This means that the product may contain about 45% WATER.All Kathy Dallas products contain 20%to 45% Whole Leaf Aloe Vera as the base ingredient from which we build each totally unique product.

 

Aloe Vera is the major ingredient in all Kathy Dallas products and Purified Water is usually listed second or third, never first. This gives the Kathy Dallas consumers more soothing benefits than almost any other product on the market. Each of our specialized products has its own selection of other key ingredients that make each of the Kathy Dallas Products uniquely the best for its designed use. 

 

More information on KD-12 skin repair creme

Aloe Vera Facts and Benefits

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Aloe Vera skin care products should come from top quality Aloe Vera plants, such as the Aloe Barbadensis Miller. The Aloe Vera plant has over 75 nutrients and a stunning 200 active compounds.

The active compounds include: 12 vitamins, 20 minerals, and 18 amino acids.

It’s age-old reputation as a skin-softener, skin soother (burns), skin healer, moisturizer, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory agent is due to the numerous enzymes, nutrients, and plant compounds known as polysaccharides. Through the action of its polysaccharides, Aloe has the ability to provide the skin with water-binding abilities, thereby restoring and retaining moisture. Combined with another compound found in Aloe, lignin, the polysaccharides help Aloe Verato penetrate through the layers of the skin, allowing deep absorption. This penetrating action permits other nutrients to enter and nourish the inner layers of the skin.

 

Further research suggests that Aloe Vera increases the skin’s support protein, collagen (which keeps skin firm and youthful looking), by increasing human fibroblast cells six to eight times faster than normal cell production. Aloe Vera has also been known to be an excellent cleanser; it exfoliates old cells; cleans the pores; mops up excess oils; and removes wastes and toxins. In addition, Aloe Vera has a tightening, astringent action which reduces large pores and the possibility of blemishes. Kathy Dallas range of products such as the KD-12 skin repair creme, contains ample amounts of Aloe Vera.

 

 

Where do deep wrinkles begin?

Friday, June 01, 2012

Wrinkles are called the Dermal-Epidermal Junction (or DEJ)... a narrow wall of rolling, “wave-like” cells just below the surface of the skin... no more than 100 nanometers thick... a complex layer of cells acting as the interface between the epidermis and the dermis, playing a critical role in tissue repair and the soundness of skin architecture.

In simple terms, the DEJ controls the structural integrity of your skin... it’s the key to reducing the visible effects of deep wrinkles caused by photo-damage and aging.

 

The exciting ingredient, ARGIRELINE, is unique in that it both reduces the degree of existing facial wrinkles and has also demonstrated effective inhibition to their development.

 

Aloe Vera Base or Water?

Monday, May 21, 2012
As a consumer, it is important that you know that the FDA in the USA requires that all products list the ingredients for you to review.The next time you view the ingredient list on a cosmetic product, please note that the first ingredient listed is the ingredient with the highest percentage. This means that when you see a moisturizer that lists water as the first ingredient, it probably contains up to 40% water. When you select our best Kathy Dallas moisturizer (KD-12), this product contains 45% Aloe Vera instead of water, which makes this one of the world’s most effective products.