Health-conscious consumers who thought they were buying a quality product containing aloe should be outraged to discover that two of the ingredients in CVS’s Aftersun Aloe Vera Moisturizing Gel are commonly used to de-ice aircraft and produce cement.
- Propylene glycol, which is not even listed in the ingredients, is used in airplane de-icing applications, is sold as antifreeze for cars, trucks, RVs, and boats, and is a major ingredient in the liquid nicotine and cartridges used in electronic cigarettes.
- Triethanolamine is employed in the grinding of limestone, quartz, and Portland cement.
Our testing also showed that the product contains no detectable amount of Acemannan, the key active ingredient of aloe. As reported in a prior post, the supplier of CVS’s product, Fruit of the Earth, Inc., has similar problems with its sunburn relief product which claims to be “100% Pure Aloe Vera Gel.”
The attorneys in Sommers Schwartz’s Complex Litigation Group have finished our product testing and are investigating this matter to file lawsuits on behalf of consumers who suspect they have been the victims of deceptive sales practices and false advertising.
As part of our investigation, we would appreciate speaking to anyone who has purchased either the CVS or Fruit of the Earth product. Please contact us via the form below or call us at (248) 355-0300.