Aloe Extract

Best

Plant extracts

Aloe Extract description

Aloe extract is a commonly used plant extract that has soothing properties, antioxidant qualities, and serves as a hydrating agent for skin due to its polysaccharide and sterol content. Aloe is a good ingredient, but its benefits tend to be over exaggerated in the cosmetics worlds and more research is needed in regards to its effectiveness for some of the more outlandish or miraculous-sounding claims. In pure form straight from the leaves, aloe’s benefits for skin include its lack of occlusion and the refreshing sensation it provides (hence, why it’s in common “after sun” products). *Note:* Some brands use aloe in place of water in their products, but aloe is actually 99.5% water.

Aloe Extract references

  • Giornale Italiano Di Dermatologia, February 2009, pages 85-91
  • Indian Journal of Dematology, 2008, pages 163-166
  • Skin Research and Technology, November 2006, pages 241-246
  • Journal of Ethnopharmacology, December 1999, pages 3-37

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Ingredient ratings

Best

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

Good

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

Average

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

Bad

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

Worst

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

unknown

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