Astaxanthin is an antioxidant 1compound that can be used in skin care products as a colorant or a skin-conditioning agent 2.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.
  2. Gammone, M.A., Riccioni, G., D'Orazio, N. Marine Carotenoids against Oxidative Stress: Effects on Human Health. Mar Drugs 2015; 13(10): 6226-46.