Menthol has become particularly popular in the field of cosmetics production. It is also appreciated for its duality of action, because on the one hand it cools and is suitable for skin burns, but on the other hand it helps to warm up the body in a situation of frostbite, hypothermia. It can be found in disinfectant cosmetics, giving a cooling sensation. This is why it is often found in:
- Disinfectants, shampoos, aftershaves and foot care products
- It is also usually added to toothpaste
- It is also recommended for people who suffer from dandruff, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis or athlete’s foot
Due to the previously mentioned antibacterial and antifungal properties. That is why it is often used as a component of cosmetics for such ailments. It is also used in the production of after-sun cosmetics. It is commonly added to various cosmetic products to give them a beautiful menthol scent. It is also an ingredient in shaving cosmetics due to its hair-lifting effect, which makes shaving easier. In addition, it is an ingredient of various cold and wind protection cosmetics, in which case it protects the skin from damage and irritation. It is also commonly contained in essential oils, used medicinally and in saunas.