If you use an aloe vera gel for skin care, it may contain more antifreeze than aloe.
Health-conscious consumers who thought they were buying a quality product containing aloe should be outraged to discover that several aloe vera gels have ingredients commonly used to de-ice aircraft and produce cement.
According to testing conducted by ConsumerLab.com and other laboratories reveals that some aloe gels actually contain no detectable levels of aloe vera or key aloe compounds, and consumers who use them for sunburns, moisturizing, and skin care therapy may have fallen victim to intentional product mislabeling.
Brand names of the mislabeled products include:
- CVS Aftersun Aloe Vera Moisturizing Gel
- Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera 100% Gel
- Purell® Advanced Hand Sanitizer Refreshing Aloe
- Target Up & Up™ Aloe Vera Gel
- Walgreens Advanced Hand Sanitizer with Aloe
- Walgreens – Aloe Vera Pain Relieving Gel 0.5% Lidocaine Pain Reliever
- Walgreens Alcohol Free Aloe Vera Body Gel
The lab tests indicated that these products had no detectable levels of acemannan or other indicators of aloe vera. Instead, their ingredients – sometimes unlisted – include:
- Propylene glycol, which is used to de-ice aircraft, sold as antifreeze for boats and automobiles, and is a major component in electronic cigarettes.
- Triethanolamine is used to grind limestone, quartz, and Portland cement.
The Sommers Schwartz’s Complex Litigation Team is investigating these falsely advertised and mislabeled products, and interviewing consumers who may have been duped by the manufacturers and retailers. If you’ve been deceived and cheated out of your money, please contact us today!