ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF
Cancer: Ingredients linked to cancer in government, industry or academic studies or assessments.
Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity
Developmental and reproductive toxicity: Ingredients linked to developmental and reproductive toxicity, a broad class of health effects that range from infertility and reproductive organ cancers to birth defects and developmental delays in children.
Allergies & Immunotoxicity
Allergies and immunotoxicity: Ingredients linked to harm to the immune system, a class of health problems that manifest as allergic reactions or an impaired capacity to fight disease and repair damaged tissue in the body.
Products with this Ingredient
|body wash/cleanser||63 products|
|liquid hand soap||53 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||29 products|
|facial cleanser||21 products|
|bubble bath||18 products|
|shaving cream||14 products|
|bar soap||14 products|
|serums & essences||14 products|
|recreational sunscreen||10 products|
|hair color and bleaching||8 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||7 products|
|hand sanitizer||7 products|
|body firming lotion||7 products|
|daily use with SPF||7 products|
|around-eye cream||6 products|
|makeup primer||6 products|
|baby soap||5 products|
|baby shampoo||5 products|
|lip gloss||5 products|
|hair styling aide||5 products|
|hair treatment/serum||4 products|
|styling gel/lotion||2 products|
|body spray||2 products|
|polish remover||2 products|
|lip balm with SPF||2 products|
|setting powder/spray||2 products|
|foot moisturizer||2 products|
|baby wipes||1 products|
|styling mousse/foam||1 products|
|baby powder||1 products|
|after shave||1 products|
|lip balm||1 products|
|nail treatment||1 products|
|baby lotion||1 products|
|after sun product||1 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||1 products|
|eye liner||1 products|
|makeup remover||1 products|
|facial powder||1 products|
|oil controller||1 products|
|eye shadow||1 products|
|baby sunscreen||1 products|
|baby bubble bath||1 products|
|damaged skin treatment||1 products|
|hair-loss treatment||1 products|
|beard care||1 products|
|beard cleanser||1 products|
|Possible human carcinogen||Open scientific literature|
|Cancer - strong evidence||Open scientific literature|
|Limited or incomplete evidence of cancer according to safety/hazard data – scientific review cannot classify as human carcinogen due to data gaps||Open scientific literature|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|One or more animal studies show reproductive effects at moderate doses||Open scientific literature|
|Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in product||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Missing safety data noted by cosmetic industry review||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|877 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Determined safe for use in cosmetics up to a specified concentration limit||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- This ingredient’s score is higher if a product likely contains the non-decolorized whole leaf aloe vera, which is known to cause cancer. The score will be lower if the decolorized version of the ingredient is used.
- Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.
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