Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Oil
- †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 ConcernsUse restrictions (low)
SYNONYMSALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) OIL, ALOE BARBADENSIS OIL, and ALOE VERA OIL
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
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|beard care||1 products|
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|baby oil||1 products|
|body oil||1 products|
|Possible human carcinogen||Open scientific literature|
|Cancer - strong evidence||Open scientific literature|
|Limited or incomplete evidence of cancer according to safety/hazard data – scientific review cannot classify as human carcinogen due to data gaps||Open scientific literature|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|One or more animal studies show any effects at moderate doses||Open scientific literature|
|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 product||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Missing safety data noted by cosmetic industry review||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|138 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|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 limit||Cosmetic 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.
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