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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, and ALOE VERA INFUSION

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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liquid hand soap73 products
sunless tanning14 products
body wash/cleanser12 products
foundation12 products
facial cleanser10 products
serums & essences8 products
mask7 products
hair treatment/serum7 products
recreational sunscreen7 products
facial moisturizer/treatment7 products
shampoo7 products
blush6 products
exfoliant/scrub6 products
hand sanitizer6 products
baby wipes6 products
antiperspirant/deodorant5 products
styling gel/lotion4 products
conditioner4 products
body powder4 products
toners/astringents4 products
moisturizer3 products
bar soap3 products
diaper cream2 products
baby lotion2 products
eye liner2 products
hair styling aide2 products
baby sunscreen2 products
makeup remover2 products
hair removal waxes2 products
around-eye cream2 products
after sun product1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
body oil1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
anti-aging1 products
makeup primer1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
lipstick1 products
lip gloss1 products
setting powder/spray1 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.

Score legend

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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