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Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Flower Extract

  • 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.

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT, ALOE FLOWER EXTRACT, ALOE FLOWERS EXTRACT, ALOE VERA FLOWER EXTRACT, ALOE VERA, EXT., EXTRACT OF ALOE BARBADENSIS FLOWER, and EXTRACT OF ALOE FLOWERS

This ingredient is extracted from the flowers of the aloe plant, Aloe barbadensis

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • MODERATE
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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moisturizer14 products
mask12 products
facial moisturizer/treatment10 products
serums & essences9 products
facial cleanser7 products
hand cream6 products
liquid hand soap6 products
around-eye cream4 products
toners/astringents4 products
body wash/cleanser4 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
makeup remover3 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
daily use with SPF2 products
lipstick2 products
hair styling aide2 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
makeup primer1 products
conditioner1 products
lip balm1 products
baby wipes1 products
after sun product1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
concealer1 products
lip gloss1 products
bubble bath1 products

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Possible human carcinogenOpen scientific literature
Cancer - strong evidenceOpen scientific literature
Limited or incomplete evidence of cancer according to safety/hazard data – scientific review cannot classify as human carcinogen due to data gapsOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show any effects at moderate dosesOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
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 productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
Missing safety data noted by cosmetic industry reviewCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
89 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
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 limitCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
  • 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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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