Laminaria Saccharina Extract


Plant extracts

Laminaria Saccharina Extract at a glance

  • Extract derived from a species of yellow/brown algae
  • Most well-known for its skin-soothing and anti-ageing antioxidant properties
  • Offers chelating action to promote cosmetic formula stability
  • Rich in polysaccharides that can boost hydration

Laminaria Saccharina Extract description

_Laminaria saccharina_ extract is derived from a species of yellow/brown algae. Researchers point out that _Laminaria saccharina_ is a rich source of carotenoids and polysaccharides, which provide significant antioxidant/anti-ageing benefits. The fronds of _Laminaria saccharina_ are also known to be a source of skin-soothing beta-glucan. Overall, studies show this ingredient has great potential for improving compromised skin and may help boost hydration as well. There is also research showing _Laminaria saccharina_ offers chelating properties, which can help prevent minerals and metals present in cosmetic formulations from bonding to other ingredients and impacting their efficacy. Chelating agents also prevent unwanted changes to a product’s texture, odor, and/or consistency. _Laminaria saccharina_ extract was assessed for safety by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel in 2019. Their report surveyed 136 personal care products containing 0.00001-0.54% Laminaria saccharina extract, where it was determined to be “safe as used in cosmetics in the present practices of use.” This ingredient is also known as _Saccharina latissima_.

Laminaria Saccharina Extract references

  • 700-7000
  • 9180-9180
  • 340-3400

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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