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Our database includes 138 products that contain Agar.


Agar is the vegan substitute for animal-gelatin. It helps thicken and improve the texture of cosmetics.

Agar is an antioxidant. Antioxidants help fight free-radicals. Free-radicals are molecules that may damage your skin cells.

Agar is created from cell-walls of red algae.

Agar is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 0.3% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:


Where it's used

Agar is most often found as ingredient number 21 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Agar the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 31385
  • INCI Name: AGAR
  • EC #:  232-658-1
  • Ph. Eur. Name: agar
  • All Functions: Binding, Masking, Viscosity Controlling
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.