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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.
  • This ingredient's score is higher if used in products that may not meet industry safety guidelines or U.S. and international government requirements. The score will be lower if used in products that meet these safety guidelines and requirements.

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
● 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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mask122 products
baby wipes113 products
recreational sunscreen100 products
lip gloss88 products
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body wash/cleanser79 products
facial cleanser74 products
shampoo72 products
facial moisturizer/treatment69 products
foundation67 products
conditioner67 products
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hair treatment/serum48 products
serums & essences46 products
liquid hand soap44 products
antiperspirant/deodorant41 products
exfoliant/scrub37 products
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concealer24 products
hair styling aide24 products
styling gel/lotion23 products
makeup primer23 products
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hand cream21 products
eye shadow21 products
blush20 products
toothpaste20 products
lip plumper18 products
body cleansing wipes18 products
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bar soap16 products
hair spray14 products
bubble bath14 products
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body oil6 products
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body powder4 products
foot cleansing4 products
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lip liner1 products
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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
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.

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

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Data availability

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