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Our database includes 24 products that contain Hydrocortisone.


Hydrocortisone is the name for the hormone cortisol when used in medication.

It is medication and not technically a cosmetic ingredient. Most countries allow topical creams to contain up between 0.05 - 2.5% (depending on the country) of hydrocortisone without a prescription. Higher amounts usually require a prescription from a professional.

Hydrocortisone can help relieve rashes, eczema, itching, and other inflammation induced skin conditions.

We recommend speaking with a professional about using this ingredient.

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Hydrocortisone is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 0.0% of the products in our database containing it.

Where it's used

Of the 20 products in our database that have a known concentration of Hydrocortisone, we've seen concentrations from 1% to 2.5% specified within their ingredient lists.

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

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.