Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract



Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract at a glance

  • Extract derived from the leaves of the aloe vera plant
  • Offers antioxidant qualities to defend skin from environmental stressors
  • Delivers soothing properties to calm skin
  • Serves as a humectant (hydrating agent)

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract description

_Aloe barbadensis_ leaf extract comes from the leaves of the aloe vera plant. Components of aloe vera leaf include minerals, polyphenols, and vitamins. This commonly used plant extract offers antioxidant qualities to defend skin from environmental stressors. Studies also show it delivers soothing properties and serves as a humectant (hydrating agent). Although aloe is indeed beneficial for skin, its benefits are sometimes over-exaggerated in the world of cosmetics. For instance, some skin care brands tout aloe as an anti-ageing cure-all for wrinkles—unfortunately, it doesn’t have that kind of power. That said, it’s still a great addition to see in your skin care products for its research-supported benefits. _Aloe barbadensis_ leaf extract has been deemed safe for skin care use by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel. Usage levels typically range from 0.1–10% in skin care formulas, where it’s often combined with a glycol to improve penetration.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract references

  • Cosmetics, November 2021, pages 1-24
  • World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 2011, pages 610-612
  • International Journal of Biological & Medical Research, 2011, pages 466-471
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  • International Journal of Toxicology, 2007, pages 1-50

Peer-reviewed, substantiated scientific research is used to assess ingredients in this dictionary. Regulations regarding constraints, permitted concentration levels and availability vary by country and region.

Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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