Cholesterol

Cholesterol

RATING: EXCELLENT

CAS #: 57-88-5 | EC #: 200-353-2
Chemical/IUPAC Name: Cholest-5-En-3-Ol (Beta)-

Quick facts

  • One of the important lipids found naturally in the outer layers of the skin
  • 25% of the substance found inbetween the skin cells is cholesterol
  • Performs an important role in keeping the skin’s barrier healthy
  • Praised for its stabilising abilities when added to various formulas

Who can use it?

Generally considered safe for everyone due to the fact it naturally occurs in the skin.

What is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol plays a vital role in the overall appearance and health of the skin, enriched in ceramides and fatty acids it ensures the skin’s natural protective barrier remains looking healthy and keeps it fully hydrated. This can also be explained by how its ability to mimic in similar ways as the important skin-identical ingredients, such as NMFs (natural moisturising factors) and SC (stratum corneum) both of which are able to keep the outer layers of the skin nicely hydrated and fully functioning making the skin remain looking and feeling its best with any signs of damage, from sun exposure, pollution and other environmental aggressors, all in all important for having a healthy skin barrier.

Side effects of Cholesterol

No side effects known, however keep an eye on the general levels of cholesterol in the body to avoid health issues, if you have any concerns you can seek the help from a GP.

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