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CAS Number 223751-72-2/122-99-6
Chem/IUPAC Name: Extract of the Seaweed, Fucus vesiculosus, Furaceae
COSING REF No: 54290
Algae extract is formed from the four major seaweed classes: red algae, brown algae, blue-green algae, and green algae. Each class contains molecules that promote skin benefits such as: omega 3 fatty acids, amino acids, and vitamins A, B, C, and E. Algae extracts in skincare have been used for hydration and collagen care.

What is ALGAE EXTRACT used for?

Varieties of red, green, blue and brown algae are known for their skin-brightening properties, mainly due to the high concentration of vitamin C in them.
  • Skin care: Algae extract consists of potent antioxidants, thus, providing anti-aging benefits by reducing enzymes that break down collagen in the skin. The result is skin that has high elasticity and reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This helps in the treatment of hyperpigmentation issues like acne scars and dark circles. Algae varieties like seaweed and red algae are known to calm inflammation in the skin. It can be used in brightening creams, under-eye cream, anti-aging cream etc.
  • Hair care: In shampoos used to treat dandruff, it helps calm an inflamed or irritated scalp. The antioxidants found in algae extract help to maintain a healthy scalp ultimately resulting in hair growth, decreased flaking, more shine and volume for your hair, and reduced inflammation. It is used in shampoo, scalp treatment products etc.


Extracted from seaweed classes such as red algae, brown algae, blue-green algae, and green algae.

What does ALGAE EXTRACT do in a formulation?

  • Antioxidant

Safety Profile of ALGAE EXTRACT

It is considered to be safe for use in cosmetics. It is not known to cause allergy, irritation, toxicity or carcinogenicity.

ALGAE EXTRACT Technical profile

Property Values
Boiling Point 290°C
pH 4.0-6.5
Solubility Soluble in water
Specific Gravity 1.05-1.15 g/cm3
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