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Data: Limited

Algae/Seaweed/Kelp Extract (Species Unspecified)

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

● ALGAE EXTRACT
● ALGAE EXTRACT; ALGAROL; ALGAROL SUPERESSENCE; FUCUS ABSOLUTE; FUCUS OIL; FUCUS VESICULOSUS OIL; SEAWEED ABSOLUTE; SEAWEED ABSOLUTE; SEAWEED, ABSOLUTE; SEAWEED EXTRACT; SEAWEED OIL; SEAWEED RESINOID
● ALGAE THALLUS EXTRACT
● ALGAE/SEAWEED/KELP EXTRACT (SPECIES UNSPECIFIED)
● ATLANTIC RED SEAWEED EXTRACT
● BLUE GREEN ALGAE EXTRACT
● EXTRACT OF ALGAE
● EXTRACT OF LAMINARIA
● GOLDEN SEAWEED MARINE EXTRACT
● HAWAIIAN SEA KELP / ALGAE EXTRACT
● KELP (LAMINARIA & MEREOCYSTIS SPP.)
● LAMINARIA EXTRACT
● OILS, FUCUS VESICULOSUS
● RED ALGAE EXTRACT
● SEA ALGAE EXTRACT
● SEAWEED EXTRACT
● SEAWEED TINCTURE

Unacceptable

Unacceptable: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient


Algae Extract is an unspecified botanical extract of different species of algae (can vary between manufacturers).

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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facial moisturizer/treatment87 products
mask49 products
foundation42 products
serums & essences37 products
around-eye cream33 products
conditioner31 products
shampoo31 products
recreational sunscreen29 products
concealer26 products
hair treatment/serum22 products
facial cleanser21 products
moisturizer20 products
daily use with SPF20 products
hair styling aide19 products
liquid hand soap12 products
makeup primer11 products
bar soap10 products
lip gloss9 products
lipstick9 products
hair spray9 products
hand cream9 products
anti-aging9 products
toners/astringents6 products
antiperspirant/deodorant6 products
body wash/cleanser6 products
setting powder/spray6 products
styling gel/lotion5 products
exfoliant/scrub4 products
sunless tanning4 products
body firming lotion3 products
lip balm with SPF3 products
lip balm2 products
makeup remover2 products
bubble bath2 products
mascara2 products
facial powder2 products
detangler2 products
foot moisturizer1 products
fragrance for women1 products
CC cream1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
body oil1 products
other eye makeup1 products
beard oil1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
brow liner1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
depilatory1 products
nail glue1 products
eye shadow1 products

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
34 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM 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.

Understanding scores

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