Agar Agar Powder (Certified Organic)

SKU
129-428

Agar is a jelly-like substance derived from red algae. It is used to gel, thicken, and stabilize cosmetic formulations.

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Agar Agar Powder (Certified Organic) - Sample
$1.95
Agar Agar Powder (Certified Organic) - 1 net oz
$4.95
Agar Agar Powder (Certified Organic) - 4 net oz
$11.75
Agar Agar Powder (Certified Organic) - 8 net oz
$22.35
Agar Agar Powder (Certified Organic) - 1 lb
$41.25
Agar Agar Powder (Certified Organic) - 3.5 lbs
$132.75
Agar Agar Powder (Certified Organic) - 7 lbs
$252.75
Agar Agar Powder (Certified Organic) - 35 lbs
$1,195.95
Agar is a jelly-like substance derived from red algae. It is used to gel, thicken, and stabilize cosmetic formulations. 

Being insoluble in cold water, Agar is able to absorb as much as twenty times its weight and dissolves readily in boiling water. Its high heat tolerance, solidifying at just under 100°F, makes it ideal for cosmetic uses. Agar Agar is able to form gels far below the melting temperature and is able to gel at concentrations as low as 0.04%, though it is ideally used at 1-2% concentrations in your final formulation.

Agar Agar, given its name from the Malay word for “Gelidium”. It was discovered that Agar was the ideal substrate to culture bacteria as it was unable to be digested by microorganisms, and had a much higher melting point than gelatin. 

Today, Agar is used in a wide variety of applications, from culinary, to dentistry, to cosmetic uses.


Method of Extraction
Hot water extraction

Processing
Dried and milled

Parts Used
Red Seaweed

Appearance
Light cream to tan powder

Odor
Slight seaweed odor 

pH
5-8

Preservation
N/A

Country of Manufacturing Origin
United States

Country of Botanical Origin
Spain
Suggested Use
Use in cosmetic formulations to create gels, stabilize emulsifications, suspension, and as a thickener or stabilizer. 

Recommended Usage Rate
0.1-2.0%

Ingredient Function
Thickener

How to Store
Store in a cool, dry place in a tightly sealed container out of direct sunlight.

Shelf Life
Two years from the date of manufacture.

Solubility
Insoluble in cold water. Slightly soluble in warm water. Soluble in boiling water.

Specific Gravity
N/A

Melting Point (in both C & F) 
N/A

Flash Point (in both C & F)
N/A

HLB
N/A


Disclaimers 
  • For external use only.  
  • Pregnant or lactating people, or those with known medical conditions should consult with a physician prior to using this product. 
  • This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Composition
100% Agar Agar

INCI
Gelidium Amansii (Agar)

Warning Statements:

Not for internal consumption. For external use only.

Pregnant or lactating people or those with known medical conditions should consult with a physician prior to using product.

Disclaimer

Please note that our suggested usage instructions are intended to serve as a guide. Due to the unique nature of each ingredient, it is important to always research and consult with a qualified professional as needed, prior to use. Usage guidelines can change and you are responsible for adhering to local regulations. EWL cannot be held responsible for any harm caused due to the misuse of these ingredients.

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