Cholesterol is a sterol found in all human body tissues and is necessary for the normal functioning of cell membranes. It is used in skin care products to stabilize oil-in-water mixtures and as a lubricant on the skin surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance 1. Cholesterol is included in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Inactive Ingredients Guide as safe to use in the amounts present in our products 2.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.