Our database includes 136 products that contain Camphor.

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Camphor is a waxy solid with a strong scent. It is made using turpentine oil.

Camphor is used for medicinal purposes due to its cooling effect. In medicine, camphor is a common anti-inflammation ingredient.

It possesses antibacterial and antifungal properties.

One study found camphor to be a potential anti-wrinkle ingredient. This might be due to its ability to increase elastin and collagen production. Collagen and elastin are responsible for plump and youthful looking skin.

It is best to use cosmetics with a small amount of camphor under 11%. Using topical camphor may induce irritation and redness.

In the past, camphor was traditionally made by distilling the wood of the camphor tree.

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Also known as: Cinnamomum Camphora

Camphor is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 0.5% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:


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Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Dry

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Redness • Sensitivity • Dryness • Fine Lines

Where it's used

Camphor is most often found as ingredient number 19 within an ingredient list.

Of the 1 products in our database that have a known concentration of Camphor, they all have a concentration of 0.5% specified within their ingredient lists.

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

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 32377
  • INN Name: camphor
  • EC #:  207-355-2 / 200-945-0
  • Ph. Eur. Name: camphora
  • All Functions: Denaturant, Masking, Plasticiser
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.