Picture this: it’s the middle of June and the sun is starting to make regular stops in the sky, no longer hidden by the clouds. The temps are starting to remain above 70 all the time. It’s summer. But every once in awhile, even if you are super careful, that sun- which feels too good to move out of after the lonnnnng winter- will bite you. No worries, you think, I’ve got aloe vera from Wal-Mart.
Nope. Turns out the aloe vera gel they sell contains no evidence of aloe vera at all.
From the article:
“Samples of store-brand aloe gel purchased at national retailers Wal-Mart, Target and CVS showed no indication of the plant in various lab tests. The products all listed aloe barbadensis leaf juice — another name for aloe vera — as either the No. 1 ingredient or No. 2 after water.”… [read more]