If there's no aloe vera in them, then what the hell is in these things??? Everybody panic!
A Bloomberg News investigation recently looked into these claims and found:
"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."
Moreover, some of the products were found to contain malodextrin, a type of sugar that is basically faux aloe: