Major big-box stores and pharmacy chains are under investigation for selling Aloe Vera products that don't have a trace of the plants within them. This indicates that Aloe Vera is an incredibly easy substance to synthesize because evidently you can sell a close imitation and call it the real thing.
Aloe Vera has been ever-present in our society, whether as a healing power, or an everyday item used. The extent to which Aloe Vera has been used in everyday-usage household products demonstrates that not only is Aloe Vera an easy substance to synthesize, but it is often a necessary substance to synthesize; thanks to its healing powers, and its overall beneficial effects in society's topical ointments, anti-itch creams, sunburn soothing products, etc... Aloe Vera has been ever-present in society for quite some time, and to this day, scientists continue to synthesize it, in order to acquire other beneficial products and/or uses, which will ultimately improve society, and the ailments which afflict it.
Aloe Vera is not an easy substance to synthesize. There is no single ingredient that makes Aloe Vera very potent and healthful. Researcher Robert Davis, Ph.D., an endocrinologist-biologist, explains that fifteen different compound groups of nutrients work together to make the plant effective. Therefore its effects cannot be synthesized easily in the laboratory.
The reason that Aloe Vera is so popular is because it is natural and it is hard to reproduce. There's a reason that lotions that use Aloe Vera are quick to brag about it on the packaging. There is no other substance that is as soft and soothing as natural Aloe Vera.