Our database includes 1352 products that contain Cholesterol.

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Good for Dry Skin
Reduces Redness
Comedogenic Rating:   0
Irritancy Rating:   0


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.

People also like: Glycerin, Niacinamide, Ceramide NP

People also dislike: Glycerin, Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid

Cholesterol is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 3.7% of the products in our database containing it.

Community Stats

151 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Dry

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Seborrheic Dermatitis • Sensitivity • Dryness • Redness

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:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 74991
  • INN Name: cholesterol
  • EC #:  200-353-2
  • All Functions: Emollient, Emulsifying, Skin Conditioning, Stabilising, 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.