Aloe Ferox vs. Aloe Vera



Why Aloe Ferox?

Aloe Unique brings you a range of skin care treatments containing the powerful active ingredients of the Aloe Ferox plant. Containing almost twice as many amino acids as aloe vera, Aloe Ferox is ideal for skin care as it has been scientifically proven to penetrate the skin to the deepest layer. The Aloe Ferox plant is rich in amino acids, the powerful agent Aloin, polysaccharides and other plant metabolites so it contributes to a soft and smooth skin that is hydrated, nourished and rejuvinated.

Pure, Potent

Natural innovators

Heading up Aloe Unique Corporate in Cape Town, South Africa, are Welmie and Jan Laubscher. Their goal is to create high-quality products that draw from home-grown natural elements. Welmie is a qualified beauty therapist while Jan and his family have more than 20 years’ experience in the South African aloe industry. Their passion means that all aspects of the Aloe Unique brand are injected with innovation, whether it’s in the recyclable packaging, the natural ingredients or the company’s collaboration with top international skincare technologists.

Meet our Leadership Team

It all started with a gift. In December 2019, Dr. Kelly Low and her husband were in South Africa visiting longtime friends. It was their first visit so Cape Town was included in the trip. It was during this trip-within-a-trip that the Low’s met Melissa Van Aswegen, daughter of the longtime friends, and her family. The Low’s gave the Van Aswegen family gifts from Ohio State and Florida, while one of the gifts from Melissa to Kelly was a gift set of Aloe Unique products.

Dr. Kelly Low

Co-Founder & President

Born and raised in northeast Ohio, Kelly has had a dream for over 30 years to import products from another country to the US. She lived in Brazil for a period 5 years and ever since, appreciates all things cultural. Kelly achieved both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Business Administration prior to completing her Ph.D. in Public Administration/Regional Planning. Upon her husband’s retirement in 2018, they relocated to Fort Myers, Florida, where they enjoy golf and tennis. Kelly has two entrepreneurial sons and two golden retrievers who love to swim.

Melissa Van Aswegen

Co-Founder & Vice-President

Melissa is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa. A longtime successful entrepreneur, Melissa and her husband, former Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rupert Van Aswegen, owned a boxing and fitness training center. Melissa is a giving, respectful and hard-working professional who believes in a balanced life. For her, this includes sports, especially ballroom dancing, and travel. Melissa enjoys culture and exploring different countries. Aside from work, she homeschools their two beautiful teenagers. Melissa and her family currently reside in Cape Town, South Africa. She has lived in the United States and plans to relocate to southwest Florida in the near future so that her children’s future will be bright and full of new possibilities.

Sarah Van Wie

Co-Founder & Vice-President

Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sarah now enjoys living in Orlando, Florida, with her husband, an Army veteran. Together they enjoy the antics of Lolla, their furry daughter. Sarah has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Business Administration. She loves to travel, enjoying experiencing other cultures. Her dream has always been to be a successful businesswoman with the highest ethics, morals and respectability possible.

Each of the owners and their immediate families use Aloe Unique products on a daily basis.