Independent lab testing has shown that certain aloe-containing products have little-to-no aloe in them – and some may even contain propylene glycol, which is a form of anti-freeze.
In light of this information, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are trying to get class action lawsuits started. To help with their investigations, they’re asking that anyone who bought one of the following products contact us by filling out the form on this page.
After you get in touch, one of the attorneys may reach out to you directly to ask you about the products you purchased. You’re not obligated to take any legal action – and it doesn’t cost anything to contact us or the lawyers we work with.
In June 2016, both Fruit of the Earth and CVS were hit with class action lawsuits over the amount of aloe contained in some of their products. The lawsuits were filed just months after consumer watchdog site ConsumerLab.com tested a number of aloe-containing products, including Fruit of the Earth’s Aloe Vera 100% Gel.
The report found that the Fruit of the Earth product was missing “acemannan” – a key aloe compound. According to the International Aloe Science Council, which was established to protect consumers from falsely labeled aloe products, “products that do not contain acemannan are not considered to be true aloe vera.”
Yet, Fruit of the Earth sold its popular product as a 100% aloe vera gel that contains “the most concentrated amount [of] fresh aloe vera leaves on the market.”
ConsumerLab.com (paywall) stated that even if the product had been 90% aloe vera gel, the test would have revealed “at least half a gram of the compound acemannan per 680ml bottle.”
It is believed that Fruit of the Earth is the manufacturer and supplier of CVS-brand aloe products. That’s why this investigation also covers the drug store’s Aftersun Aloe Vera Moisturizing Gel – which used to be sold as 100% Pure Aloe Vera Gel before the company changed the name.
Yes. Attorneys working with our website hired their own independent lab to run tests on products sold by CVS, Walgreens, Target and others.
Like ConsumerLab.com, they found no detectible or discernible levels of acemannan or other ingredients that would indicate the products contain aloe. Furthermore, one test detected propylene glycol, a non-toxic or less-toxic form of antifreeze, in the CVS-brand product. Walgreens also has this ingredient listed on the bottle for its lidocaine pain reliever.
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