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Datasheet: Aloe barbadensis leaf extract

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Name : Aloe Leaf Extract

Aloe barbadensis leaf extract
English name
Aloe Leaf Extract
 85507-69-3 / 94349-62-9
CE No.
 287-390-8 / 305-181-2


  • Plant

Geographical origins

  • Central America
  • Australia
  • Israel
  • Europe


Safety data


  • Aloin (typical anthraquinone of Aloe Vera)

CosIng functions

  1. Emollient
  2. Humectant
  3. Skin Conditioning Agent
  4. Oral Care Agent

Non official functions

  1. Regenerating (stimulates skin regeneration)


No restriction nor condition for use

Knowledge to date

Aloe leaf extract offers many properties due to its considerable number of compounds interesting for cosmetics. There are many varieties of aloe vera, but the richest in vitamins, nutrients, and minerals is Aloe barbadensis. Indeed, it contains vitamins A, C, E, and B (B1, B2, B3, B9, and B12), amino acids, including seven of the eight essential ones, minerals (calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, zinc…), as well as enzymes (amylase, cellulase, lipase…), carbohydrates, phenolic compounds like cinnamic acid and anthraquinones, polysaccharides, saponins, and tannins: they all provide interesting elements for the skin and hair.

Tox profile

It naturally contains anthraquinone, a phototoxic compound that can …

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