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known as cholesterol

source Vegetal

function emollient, humectant

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Cholesterol

Cholesterol is an emollient and water-binding agent that can be found naturally in the upper layer of the skin. It plays an important role in having a healthy skin barrier and keeping the skin hydrated.

Cholesterol makes up about 25% of the lipids between the skin cells of the stratum corneum. Although cholesterol is found in humans and animals, the cholesterol here is synthetically derived.

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