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Spirulina Maxima (Algae) Extract

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

● EXTRACT OF SPIRULINA
● EXTRACT OF SPIRULINA MAXIMA
● SPIRULINA EXTRACT
● SPIRULINA MAXIMA (ALGAE) EXTRACT
● SPIRULINA MAXIMA EXTRACT

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Spirulina Maxima Extract is an extract of the fronds of the spirulina, Spirulina maxima.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

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hair treatment/serum5 products
hair spray5 products
moisturizer5 products
exfoliant/scrub4 products
lip balm3 products
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daily use with SPF3 products
bar soap2 products
mouthwash2 products
around-eye cream2 products
body wash/cleanser2 products
facial moisturizer/treatment2 products
depilatory1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
facial powder1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
hair removal waxes1 products

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
101 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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