Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice



Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice at a glance

  • Juice expressed from the leaves of the aloe plant
  • Commonly used skin care ingredient for its soothing properties
  • Can also be used as a film former, humectant, and skin-conditioning agent (emollient)
  • Popular in hand sanitisers, where it helps combat the harsh, drying nature of alcohol-based formulas

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice description

_Aloe barbadensis_ leaf juice is the juice expressed from the leaves of the aloe plant. In the realm of skin care, it is commonly used for its soothing properties and skin-calming effects. _Aloe barbadensis_ leaf juice can also be used as a film former, humectant, and skin-conditioning agent (emollient) in various types of cosmetic products. It is often supplied in freeze-dried form as a concentrated powder that’s reconstituted with water. It is also consumed as a beverage. Interestingly, during the COVID-19 pandemic, _Aloe barbadensis_ leaf juice grew in popularity due to its use in hand sanitiser formulations, where it helped counteract the drying harsh nature of the heavily alcohol-based formulas required for sanitation. _Aloe barbadensis_ leaf juice has been deemed safe by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice references

  • Journal of Food Science and Technology, April 2021, pages 1,217–1,226
  • International Journal of Pharmaceutics, June 2020, pages 1-14
  • Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology, April 2020, pages 299-308
  • International Journal of Toxicology, 2007, pages 1-50

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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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