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What is Caviar Extract?

Caviar is the extract of eggs of the sturgeon. Caviar extract in the cosmetics and skincare industry seems to be a very broad term for different ingredients derived from fish eggs. Regardless, there is no unbiased research proving caviar or fish eggs to be beneficial for skin. However, that doesn’t stop some skincare companies (like some Korean beauty brands, La Prairie and Mario Badescu) from featuring it in their product lines, as caviar extract lends to excellent marketing campaigns, due to its high price tag, adding an air of luxury.

At best, caviar extract is a simple moisturizing ingredient. Caviar extract’s level of usage for beauty and cosmetic formulators and scientists is recommended to be between 2%-4% in a finished product.

What is Hydrolyzed Caviar Extract?

Hydrolyzed Caviar Extract is the hydrolysate of Caviar Extract derived by acid, enzyme or other method of hydrolysis.

More information on Caviar Extract (if available)

Caviar Extract is an extract of the eggs of sturgeon, of the family Acipenseridae
Caviar extract contains:
Water – 45 ~ 50%
▪ Glucide – 3 ~ 5%
▪ Protids (glutamic acid, aspartic acid, leucine, isoleucine, lysine, alanine, serine, arginine – 23 ~ 26%
▪ Lipids – 16 ~ 18%

See also hydrolyzed roe (enzyme exfoliant).

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