INCI Name: Hydrocortisone Base
CAS Numbers: 50-23-7
Hydrocortisone is a steroid hormone which is produced by the adrenal cortex. The adrenal cortex regulates carbohydrate metabolism and maintains blood pressure. Hydrocortisone is also called cortisol.
Hydrocortisone is used in creams, ointments, sprays, and lotions. Hydrocortisone is used in cosmetic face and skin creams. Hydrocortisone is a steroid used to reduce inflammation and is sold in over the counter skin ointments. Hydrocortisone is used medically to reduce swelling, tenderness, pain, itching, or redness.