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Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) 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) EXTRACT
● ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) INFUSION
● ALOE BARBADENSIS INFUSION
● ALOE VERA INFUSION

Restricted

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


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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liquid hand soap58 products
sunless tanning38 products
lipstick29 products
hair treatment/serum12 products
shampoo10 products
lip gloss10 products
facial cleanser8 products
facial moisturizer/treatment8 products
mask8 products
blush7 products
toners/astringents6 products
body wash/cleanser6 products
baby wipes5 products
recreational sunscreen5 products
facial powder4 products
exfoliant/scrub4 products
moisturizer4 products
serums & essences4 products
conditioner4 products
hair color and bleaching4 products
bronzer/highlighter4 products
makeup remover2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
baby lotion2 products
hair removal waxes2 products
eye makeup remover2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
bar soap2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
around-eye cream2 products
hand cream2 products
eye liner2 products
diaper cream1 products
foot odor control1 products
body powder1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
anti-aging1 products
hair styling aide1 products
baby powder1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
lip balm1 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

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

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.

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

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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