Unacceptable: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient
Algae Extract is an unspecified botanical extract of different species of algae (can vary between manufacturers).
See how this product scores for common concerns.
LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|facial moisturizer/treatment||98 products|
|serums & essences||35 products|
|around-eye cream||35 products|
|recreational sunscreen||31 products|
|hair treatment/serum||23 products|
|daily use with SPF||23 products|
|facial cleanser||23 products|
|hair styling aide||20 products|
|hand cream||14 products|
|makeup primer||13 products|
|body wash/cleanser||11 products|
|bar soap||11 products|
|liquid hand soap||10 products|
|lip gloss||8 products|
|hair spray||7 products|
|setting powder/spray||5 products|
|sunless tanning||4 products|
|lip balm||3 products|
|lip balm with SPF||3 products|
|makeup remover||3 products|
|styling gel/lotion||3 products|
|facial powder||2 products|
|body firming lotion||2 products|
|body oil||2 products|
|beard oil||2 products|
|bubble bath||2 products|
|styling mousse/foam||1 products|
|fragrance for women||1 products|
|CC cream||1 products|
|after sun product||1 products|
|tanning oil||1 products|
|other eye makeup||1 products|
|brow liner||1 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
|nail treatment||1 products|
|cuticle treatment||1 products|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|34 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.
Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES
The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.
The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.