You should know
Cholesterol is a class of organic molecules called lipids. It helps hydrate your skin and is essential to having a healthy skin barrier.
Our skin naturally contains cholesterol in the outermost layer. Besides cholesterol, it also contains ceramides and fatty acids. Cholesterol makes up about 1/4 of your skin's outer layer and barrier. Your skin barrier is responsible for keeping allergens and microbes out. Having a healthy skin barrier is also responsible for keeping your skin firm and plump.
Our bodies use cholestrol to create vitamin D, steroid hormones, and more.
Cholesterol is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 3.7% of the products in our database containing it.
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Where it's used
Cholesterol is most often found as ingredient number 27 within an ingredient list.
These are the categories of products that use Cholesterol the most:
Products with Cholesterol
- CosIng ID: 74991
- INCI Name: CHOLESTEROL
- INN Name: cholesterol
- EC #: 200-353-2
- All Functions: Emollient, Emulsifying, Skin Conditioning, Stabilising, Viscosity Controlling