As some of you may know, Aloe Vera juice is a big part of my regimens. I can't do without it. I use it to correct the pH of my products that are slightly alkaline and to make my
products acidic in general. When my products are within the acidic pH range, my cuticles close better and moisture is better retained. So I went to purchase a bottle the other day and I accidentally picked up the inner fillet aloe vera juice. I always bought the whole leaf one for no particular reason. So I got curious to find out what the difference is between those two.
The whole leaf aloe vera has components such as cellulose and bacteria that could destroy the polysaccharides (this gives aloe vera its renowned properties). These destructive components are found under the rind or on the surface of the leaf. Whole leaf products are made by processing the entire leaf and filtering out the unwanted bitter constituents. The inner fillet aloe vera products are made by filleting off the outer rind of the aloe leaf and processing only the inner gel. It is well established that the inner gel contains most of the beneficial parts of the plant and little of the less beneficial.
So what I got from this little research is the fact that the inner fillet aloe vera juice is the one to choose as some of the beneficial components of Aloe Vera could be filtered out of the whole leaf aloe vera when the whole leaf is being processed. I am yet to use the inner fillet but will make an updated post on my thoughts about it