Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (gel; extract; powder)
Aloe Barbadensis is better known as Aloe Vera, which is the name of a succulent (plant type) resembling a cactus. Extracts from the plant is used in cosmetic products.
The substance is permitted in products certified by Asthma-Allergy Denmark, but we require that the product contains purified Aloe Vera and that the content of antraquinones is below 5 ppm. It must be noticed that it is not possible to see at a product's ingredient if the substances used are purified ingredients.
Parts of the Aloe Vera plant contain antraquinones (aloin and emodin). Antraquionones can be allergenic, and they can induce irritation of the skin, eyes, and lungs. However, it is possible to purify Aloe Vera to minimize the amount of antraquinones. In this case, Aloe Vera is regarded as safe in use and can be used in products with The Blue Label.
Be aware that there can be a risk of a slight irritation (burning/tingling) immediately after using Aloe Vera Gel. This is due to contraction effect of the substance on the skin as well as its stimulatory effect on the blood circulation. The irritation disappears within half an hour.
Information for the manufacturers
Content of antraquinones must be under 5 ppm.
Categorization of the extract:
Aloe Vera is categorized as Kat. I, and can therefore be used in products without concentration limitation.
Kat. I: Known natural ingredient, and well-documented in the literature.