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Menthol

Our database includes 615 products that contain Menthol.

You should know

Concerns

Irritation
Rosacea

Explained

Menthol is a compound found in mint plants, such as peppermint. In its pure form, it is a clear crystalline substance.

Menthol is known for its cooling sensation; however, the cooling is actually from your skin being sensitized. Menthol can worsen rosacea. We recommend speaking with a professional if you have concerns.

Menthol also has antimicrobial properties.

People also like: Glycolic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Salicylic Acid

People also dislike: Parfum, Niacinamide, Alcohol

Also known as: Menthol Crystals

Menthol is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 1.5% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Masking, Refreshing

Community Stats

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

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Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Normal

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Seborrheic Dermatitis • Redness • Sensitivity • Dryness

Where it's used

Menthol is most often found as ingredient number 15 within an ingredient list.

Of the 2 products in our database that have a known concentration of Menthol, we've seen concentrations from 0.5% to 0.63% specified within their ingredient lists.

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

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 35228
  • INCI Name: MENTHOL
  • EC #:  216-074-4 / 218-690-9 / 201-939-0 / 239-388-3
  • Ph. Eur. Name: mentholum
  • All Functions: Denaturant, Masking, Refreshing, Soothing
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.