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  • Use restrictions (low)


Cancer concern is MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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moisturizer573 products
shampoo510 products
conditioner494 products
facial moisturizer/treatment424 products
body wash/cleanser344 products
mask320 products
facial cleanser305 products
liquid hand soap305 products
recreational sunscreen275 products
serums & essences226 products
toners/astringents204 products
hand sanitizer191 products
hair treatment/serum179 products
hand cream160 products
antiperspirant/deodorant144 products
hair styling aide142 products
daily use with SPF136 products
exfoliant/scrub131 products
foundation131 products
shaving cream105 products
after sun product96 products
body firming lotion88 products
makeup remover78 products
around-eye cream76 products
styling gel/lotion69 products
bubble bath59 products
baby sunscreen57 products
baby wipes56 products
bar soap56 products
bath oil/salts/soak52 products
baby soap51 products
baby lotion50 products
baby shampoo43 products
40 products
toothpaste37 products
shaving cream (men's)36 products
detangler35 products
setting powder/spray35 products
hair color and bleaching34 products
mouthwash32 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)32 products
sunless tanning31 products
makeup primer31 products
foot moisturizer29 products
after shave28 products
baby bubble bath28 products
anti-aging25 products
hair spray25 products
brow liner23 products
body spray20 products
muscle/joint soreness18 products
beard care17 products
bronzer/highlighter16 products
eye shadow16 products
BB cream16 products
mascara15 products
styling mousse/foam15 products
beard cleanser14 products
eye makeup remover13 products
CC cream12 products
blush9 products
diaper cream8 products
concealer8 products
fragrance for women7 products
facial powder7 products
lip balm6 products
lipstick6 products
lip plumper6 products
body powder5 products
baby powder5 products
damaged skin treatment5 products
body oil4 products
tooth whitening4 products
tanning oil4 products
polish remover4 products
eye liner4 products
cuticle treatment3 products
foot odor control3 products
hair removal waxes3 products
foot cleansing3 products
lip balm with SPF3 products
depilatory2 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
baby oil2 products
hair-loss treatment2 products
hair relaxer2 products
oil controller2 products
baby toothpaste2 products
nail treatment1 products
vapor rubs1 products


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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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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
103 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed


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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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

Data Sources

  • 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.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from, Oct 16, 2006.

About this Ingredient's Score Range

  • 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.
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