Algae extract

Algae extract is an extract of various species of algae used in skin care products for fragrance and as a skin-conditioning agent that slows the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface. It also acts as a lubricant on the skin, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance 1. Algae extracts are commonly used in cosmetics and personal care products.


  1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.