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ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE

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Data: Limited

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  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Use restrictions (low)

Cancer

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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shampoo383 products
conditioner375 products
moisturizer360 products
facial moisturizer/treatment325 products
body wash/cleanser267 products
recreational sunscreen251 products
mask246 products
facial cleanser205 products
liquid hand soap172 products
serums & essences162 products
toners/astringents144 products
daily use with SPF125 products
body firming lotion119 products
foundation118 products
hair treatment/serum118 products
antiperspirant/deodorant110 products
hair styling aide110 products
shaving cream90 products
exfoliant/scrub88 products
hand sanitizer86 products
hand cream76 products
after sun product74 products
around-eye cream57 products
makeup remover57 products
baby lotion54 products
toothpaste53 products
bath oil/salts/soak52 products
baby sunscreen51 products
baby soap46 products
styling gel/lotion44 products
baby shampoo44 products
baby wipes43 products
bar soap37 products
hair color and bleaching36 products
bubble bath35 products
mouthwash34 products
34 products
detangler31 products
anti-aging29 products
makeup primer28 products
shaving cream (men's)26 products
hair spray24 products
baby bubble bath24 products
after shave22 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)20 products
foot moisturizer17 products
mascara17 products
setting powder/spray17 products
CC cream17 products
brow liner16 products
BB cream16 products
beard care15 products
sunless tanning12 products
lip balm11 products
bronzer/highlighter11 products
styling mousse/foam9 products
blush9 products
eye makeup remover8 products
concealer8 products
body spray7 products
beard cleanser7 products
fragrance for women6 products
diaper cream6 products
muscle/joint soreness6 products
eye liner6 products
oil controller6 products
eye shadow5 products
lipstick5 products
lip balm with SPF5 products
baby oil4 products
baby toothpaste4 products
lip plumper4 products
depilatory3 products
foot odor control3 products
body oil3 products
tooth whitening3 products
body powder3 products
tanning oil2 products
facial powder2 products
foot cleansing2 products
polish remover2 products
other eye makeup2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
depilatory (men's)1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
hair relaxer1 products
other men's products1 products
fragrance for men1 products

Cancer

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Concern Reference
Possible human carcinogenIARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) 2016. Overall Evaluations of Carcinogenicity to Humans, as evaluated in IARC Monographs Volumes 1-113.
Cancer - strong evidenceNTP (National Toxicology Program) 2013. NTP TECHNICAL REPORT ON THE TOXICOLOGY AND CARCINOGENESIS STUDIES OF A NONDECOLORIZED WHOLE LEAF EXTRACT OF ALOE BARBADENSIS MILLER (ALOE VERA) IN F344/N RATS AND B6C3F1 MICE (DRINKING WATER STUDIES). NIH Publication No. 13-5910.
Limited or incomplete evidence of cancer according to safety/hazard data – scientific review cannot classify as human carcinogen due to data gapsNTP (National Toxicology Program) 2010. NTP TECHNICAL REPORT ON THE PHOTOCOCARCINOGENESIS STUDY OF ALOE VERA in SKH-1 MICE. NIH Publication No. 10-5894

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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Concern Reference
3 month rat study produced significant sperm damageCIR (2006) 2006 CIR Compendium. Washington, Cosmetic Ingredient Review.

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 qualificationsIJT 26(S2):1-50, 2007

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 productIJT 26(S2):1-50, 2007
Missing safety data noted by cosmetic industry reviewIJT 26(S2):1-50, 2007
103 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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

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 limitIJT 26(S2):1-50, 2007

Data Sources

  • IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) 2016. Overall Evaluations of Carcinogenicity to Humans, as evaluated in IARC Monographs Volumes 1-113.
  • NTP (National Toxicology Program) 2013. NTP TECHNICAL REPORT ON THE TOXICOLOGY AND CARCINOGENESIS STUDIES OF A NONDECOLORIZED WHOLE LEAF EXTRACT OF ALOE BARBADENSIS MILLER (ALOE VERA) IN F344/N RATS AND B6C3F1 MICE (DRINKING WATER STUDIES). NIH Publication No. 13-5910.
  • NTP (National Toxicology Program) 2010. NTP TECHNICAL REPORT ON THE PHOTOCOCARCINOGENESIS STUDY OF ALOE VERA in SKH-1 MICE. NIH Publication No. 10-5894
  • CIR (2006) 2006 CIR Compendium. Washington, Cosmetic Ingredient Review.
  • IJT 26(S2):1-50, 2007
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • 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.

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.
  • Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.

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