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ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT

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Data: Limited

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  • 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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beach & sport sunscreen174 products
lipstick151 products
lip balm69 products
lip balm with SPF63 products
facial moisturizer/treatment50 products
moisturizer with SPF49 products
moisturizer40 products
mask33 products
foundation33 products
shampoo30 products
concealer30 products
serums & essences27 products
conditioner26 products
toners/astringents25 products
body wash/cleanser25 products
facial cleanser24 products
eye shadow22 products
body firming lotion21 products
baby sunscreen19 products
makeup remover19 products
baby wipes17 products
lip gloss16 products
bronzer/highlighter15 products
Tanning Sprays14 products
bar soap13 products
mascara12 products
hair color and bleaching11 products
hand cream11 products
CC cream11 products
hair treatment/serum10 products
exfoliant/scrub9 products
blush9 products
around-eye cream8 products
antiperspirant/deodorant8 products
BB cream8 products
makeup primer8 products
body spray7 products
Facial Sun Care7 products
tanning oil7 products
hair spray6 products
baby shampoo6 products
bath oil/salts/soak5 products
toothpaste5 products
baby soap5 products
lip liner5 products
liquid hand soap5 products
after sun product4 products
hand sanitizer4 products
shaving cream3 products
diaper cream3 products
facial powder3 products
baby powder3 products
eye makeup remover3 products
hair styling aide3 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
eye liner2 products
bubble bath2 products
baby bubble bath2 products
mouthwash2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
lip plumper2 products
baby lotion2 products
detangler2 products
baby oil2 products
body oil2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)2 products
after shave1 products
beard care1 products
anti-aging1 products
makeup with SPF1 products
fragrance for women1 products
vapor rubs1 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
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 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.

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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