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Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf 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) CONCENTRATED, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) JUICE EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS CONCENTRATED, ALOE BARBADENSIS JUICE EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE EXTRACT, ALOE LEAVES EXTRACT, ALOE VERA CONCENTRATED, ALOE VERA JUICE EXTRACT, ALOE VERA LEAF EXTRACT, ALOE VERA LEAF JUICE EXTRACT, BARBADOS ALOE EXTRACT, CURACAO ALOE EXTRACT, EXTRACT OF ALOE, EXTRACT OF ALOE BARBADENSIS, and EXTRACT OF ALOE LEAVES

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Aloe vera leaf extract is produced from the succulent leaves of the aloe plant, Aloe barbadensis

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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lipstick211 products
lip gloss118 products
mask114 products
recreational sunscreen105 products
conditioner101 products
moisturizer99 products
foundation92 products
body wash/cleanser77 products
facial cleanser75 products
baby wipes69 products
hand sanitizer68 products
facial moisturizer/treatment62 products
lip balm61 products
shampoo54 products
concealer52 products
daily use with SPF47 products
serums & essences44 products
bronzer/highlighter41 products
lip balm with SPF39 products
antiperspirant/deodorant36 products
eye shadow35 products
liquid hand soap35 products
hair treatment/serum34 products
blush30 products
makeup remover27 products
exfoliant/scrub26 products
toners/astringents25 products
makeup primer23 products
baby sunscreen23 products
hair styling aide22 products
bar soap20 products
CC cream20 products
lip plumper20 products
hand cream18 products
eye liner18 products
bubble bath16 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)16 products
BB cream16 products
bath oil/salts/soak15 products
mascara15 products
tanning oil15 products
setting powder/spray14 products
styling gel/lotion13 products
anti-aging13 products
around-eye cream13 products
baby oil12 products
after sun product11 products
sunless tanning11 products
beard care10 products
foot moisturizer9 products
toothpaste9 products
baby powder8 products
brow liner8 products
body firming lotion8 products
eye makeup remover7 products
body oil7 products
shaving cream (men's)7 products
lip liner6 products
hair spray6 products
baby shampoo6 products
fragrance for women6 products
facial powder6 products
hair color and bleaching6 products
shaving cream6 products
nail treatment5 products
pore strips5 products
diaper cream4 products
body spray4 products
detangler4 products
body powder4 products
glitter4 products
foot cleansing4 products
baby lotion3 products
baby soap3 products
styling mousse/foam3 products
cuticle treatment3 products
3 products
hair-loss treatment3 products
eyelash glue3 products
depilatory2 products
after shave2 products
hair relaxer2 products
baby bubble bath2 products
beard oil2 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
foot odor control1 products
vapor rubs1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
skin fading/lightener1 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

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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

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
151 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

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