From start to finish, Terry Laboratories uses every means possible to ensure the purest, most consistent Aloe products. By combining Aloe Vera fundamentals with the latest science and technology, Terry Laboratories has stood by its famous claim year after year:
Start With Nature’s Finest
All of Terry Laboratories products are made from the Aloe barbadensis species. Our Aloe Vera is harvested every 6-8 weeks by removing 3-4 leaves at the base of the plant. Our large exclusive supply of Aloe plants allows the hand selection of only the freshest Aloe Vera leaves.
“Apples to apples, our Aloe can’t be beat in price or quality!”
Carefully Hand Picked & Filleted
Once picked, most Aloe is filleted, not squeezed, to remove the inner gel [.5% Aloe Vera solids]. The fillet is carefully removed to minimize disruption of the Aloin layer. Then the product is further processed to remove the pulp and fiber. The product is pasteurized to maintain efficacy. Finally, the gel is filtered and stabilized through a specially designed proprietary process to maintain color and is preserved using globally recognized food grade preservatives.
Other leaves are left whole. The whole leaf is 1% Aloe Vera solids and consists of the entire leaf including the rind and internal portions of the plant. The whole leaf process requires you to cut off both ends and each side of the leaf. Our proprietary process allows us to produce whole leaf concentrate with no residual aloin.
Preserving Aloe’s Natural Benefits
Aloe Vera is a natural substance that contains an estimated 200 biological active molecules. Together, these active substances perform as an “orchestra” with their biological activities complementing each other’s individual therapeutic value. This biological activity degrades rapidly after harvest unless the Aloe is stabilized within two hours. Processing Aloe within this Critical 2-hour Window is the ONLY WAY to ensure that the product is preserved at its peak. Terry Laboratories is the ONLY Aloe concentrate manufacturer with this capability.
NaturLOCK System® Processing
At the Terry Laboratories plantation and processing plant in Mexico, Aloe Vera is picked and processed on-site and on-time–within the Critical 2-hour Window. Our NaturLOCK System® Processing is based on irrefutable AND irreversible realities in nature. Unlike other manufacturers who must purchase their Aloe Vera from many different sources and truck it to distant manufacturing plants, Terry Laboratories Aloe Vera is processed into gel at the same site as our fields in our state-of-the-art processing facility. The raw gel is then concentrated from its natural state of 1X or .5% Aloe solids to 10X or 5% Aloe solids utilizing heat-free reverse osmosis to produce a concentrate which saves on shipping and handling. The Aloe is then shipped under refrigeration to our state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Melbourne, Florida.
Refining The Refining Process
Once received at Terry Laboratories headquarter in Florida, the Aloe is refined into a large variety of standard and custom Aloe Vera products including:
Liquids / Gels [made from Inner Fillet]
• 3 Concentrate levels:
- 1X = pure Aloe Vera from concentrate
- 10X = raw gel concentrate [5% Aloe Vera solids]
- 40X = [20% Aloe Vera solids]
• IASC Certified & Non-Certified ‘P’ Products
• Regular and Decolorized
Powders [made from Inner Fillet]
• IASC Certified / Non-Certified
• Regular and Organic
• 200X Freeze Dried, Spray Dried, Cryo Dried
Whole Leaf Concentrates / Powders
• Liquids from 1X to 20X
• Whole Leaf Powder 100X
• Cosmetic Grade & Food Grade
• Aloe Moist – An after sun skin care gel product that easily soaks into your skin to increase moisture.
• Shea Butter and Organic Shea Butter – Karite nut extract from Africa. Multi-purpose base product is most applicable for facial, hand and body care products as well as for lipstick, makeup, sunscreen formulations, and preparations for sensitive skin. Goes into skin easily and helps scars disappear. Shea Butter is also available in an organic version.
• Shealoe – Aloe Vera and Shea Butter whipped together in equivalent quantities and used as a finished product or incorporated into skin moisturizers, creams, or most topical skin care products.
Terry Laboratories employs the latest technology and safe guards to facilitate proper handling and control at every stage of production. We test and document each and every production run pushing quality well beyond industry certification levels.