While we understand your concerns, we believe that the issue you are citing is actually at the opposite end of the spectrum of how we operate. The Aloe that goes into ALODERMA products are proudly grown on our owned and operated farms in Southern China, where we have been operating for over twenty years. We have complete product traceability and we track every bottle to tell you where the aloe came from that went in your bottle within 50 feet. We only use natural organic fertilizers.
We would encourage you to learn more about our company: https://aloderma.com/pages/about-us and watch the video we produced on site at our farms: https://aloderma.com/pages/fresh-aloe-skin-care.
Our farms are certified USDA and EU organic by ECOCERT. Our farms were some of the first farms in all of China to be certified organic by ECOCERT and carry a full certification from the USDA, as well as the European Union. Our farms are one of a very select few in all of China that has been designated as a certified eco-origin farm due to the sustainable and environmentally sustainable methods we use on our farms. Our farms are actually frequented by over a hundred thousand visitors annually and held up as an example of Sino-American cooperation and the proper way to integrate sustainable operations into the community in which company's operate.
Why did we establish operations in China in the first place? A combination of unique geography, volcanic soils, and sustainable agriculture lead to aloe with some of the highest concentrations of Acemannan globally, aloe’s most studied active compound. Furthermore, our factory where we process and package our aloe drinks and skin care is located within 5 minutes of our farms, which allows us to process all our aloe and turn it into finished products within 12 Hours of Harvest without the use of any harsh chemicals, high temperature treatment or charcoal filtering, which would diminish the natural biological activity found in aloe. This process has been patented and is unique to AloeCure and ALODERMA products and the aloe that we use in our products.
We believe we are producing the absolute best product possible specifically because of where we do operate and we love the people and the community in which we operate. We believe great = great regardless of where products are produced as long they are produced ethically, which is first and foremost in the ethos of our company.
We understand some consumers may have concerns about products sourced in China, but it is actually something we pride ourselves on. Beyond the fact that well over half of consumer goods purchased in the U.S. come from China, we believe most consumers don't actually know what they are consuming or putting on their skin in terms of where it is sourced. Just because items are labeled as "Made in America", the reality is that most ingredients in those products are sourced elsewhere. This is especially the case with skin care - most ingredients are sourced from China. It is a reality of the world we live in.
"Manufactured in the USA" does NOT equal ingredients sourced in the USA. We believe what is truly important is knowing where your products come from and how they are handled and manufactured, which is an issue for all products regardless of where they are "Made". That is where we believe we strongly differ by being a fully vertically integrated Aloe Vera skin care producer.
While this may not change your mind, we at least hope you take it into consideration next time you shop based on where a product says it is manufactured on the label.