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CAS Number 518329-39-0
Chem/IUPAC Name: Caviar Extract is an extract of the eggs of sturgeon, of the family Acipenseridae
COSING REF No: 55131
Caviar Extract is an extract of the eggs of the fish named, Sturgeon, of the family Acipenseridae. It is abundant in rare and valuable nutrients like proteins, amino acids, vitamins A, B, and D, essential fatty acids, and trace elements. When applied to the skin, these active ingredients can significantly increase its moisture and tonicity.

What is CAVIAR EXTRACT used for?

Caviar extract is used as a skin conditioning agent. Caviar extract skin benefits include improved skin texture, UV protection, enhanced collagen production, and reduced inflammation, to name a few. It can be used in creams, lotions, body milks, gels, shampoos, conditioners, etc. The recommended usage level is 0.5-5%.
  • Skin care: All skin types, even the most delicate, benefit from the powerful moisturizing and nourishing properties of caviar extract. It can immediately give your products a touch of elegance, and style. It works well with other soothing, hydrating, and antioxidative ingredients. It can improve the performance of the mitochondria in skin cells when combined with antioxidant-rich ingredients. This makes caviar extract a fantastic anti-aging ingredient to use on mature skin, because it enables products containing it, to firm, lift, and tighten skin


The Sturgeon fish are rapidly stunned, and the two ovaries are removed by a process called 'stripping' that extracts the caviar through a small incision in the fish wall. Alternatively, the caviar can be extracted by performing a cesarean section, which can then be stitched up, allowing the female to continue producing roe. The third process for removal of the roe is by massaging the eggs out of the fish. The very fragile eggs are then chilled and gently removed by hand from the membrane by rubbing the eggs against a mesh screen. After washing, the pure eggs are poured onto a mesh to remove water and the egg extract can be made using different solvents like water, oil, and glycerin.

What does CAVIAR EXTRACT do in a formulation?

  • Skin conditioning

Safety profile

Caviar extract ranks low on scores for common product concerns like cancer, allergies, immunotoxicity, use restrictions, and developmental, and reproductive toxicity, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG). According to dermatologists, it is a very useful skin-conditioning agent, however, it’s always possible to develop an adverse reaction when incorporating a new ingredient like caviar extract into your routine. People with fish or shellfish allergies should avoid it.

Technical profile

Property Values
pH 3.5-5.0
Solubility Soluble in water
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