(5/18/17) The distributor of one of the products which failed to be approved (as it contained no aloe vera gel) contacted CL regarding the testing method and standards applied. The distributor's comments and CL's response to them are posted in the Update at the top of the Aloe Vera Supplements Review. The product remains "Not Approved.".
(3/21/17) A CL member informed CL that after using one of the products which failed to be approved (as it contained little to no aloe vera gel) as a hair styling gel (a use listed on the product), the gel hardened and she has not been able to remove it from her hair for the past three months.
(1/2/16) A CL member informed CL that the company which distributes one of the products which failed to be approved (as it contained little to no aloe vera gel) is claiming that the product "is 100% aloe vera gel." Not according to our findings. We found many other compounds in the products, such as synthetic polymers, but no detectable amount of a key aloe compound.
(3/23/15) The findings have been updated for one of the products which failed to be approved for having less aloe compound than expected from its label. After further review, ConsumerLab.com believes the product may contain the expected minimum amount of compound. However, it remains "Not Approved" because the type of aloe it contains is not the type listed on the label.
For details, see the Updates at the top of the full report.