What is Cortisol?

If you are trying to keep track of your hair and skin products, it might feel overwhelming at times.

All the new natural ingredients used in our products nowadays are still most of the time unknown to the people. The reason for that is because people mostly don’t even bother to understand what are they using for their hair or skin on regular basis.

It’s really important to understand what do you use for your body, and that’s why Monat always tries to explain formula and ingredients of our products in a simple and easy way to understand.

In this post, we will guide you and teach you everything you need to know about Cortisol.

What is Cortisol?

Cortisol is known as a steroid hormone which is classified as glucocorticoid class of hormones. In humans, it’s produced as a result of stress and low blood-glucose concentration.

As you probably understand, hormones are very important when it comes to hair. Hair loss is mostly related to the hormones.

Cortisol is one of the body’s most important hormones, and it’s also more known as the stress hormone. Stress can lead to hair thinning, and eventually, hair loss which all starts with producing Cortisol.

It’s important that the balance of your Cortisol hormone level stays somewhere in the middle. Too low or too high level of Cortisol can cause problems, and lead to hair loss.

The most important thing to do is to learn to relax if you find yourself often in stressful situations. Even stress from work and meeting that deadline or a simple traffic jam can increase your Cortisol hormone level.

What Does Cortisol Do?

Cortisol is a hormone that is produced by adrenaline gland in a case of good or bad stress. Most of the time Cortisol gets related to stress which might cause hair loss.

However, Cortisol is actually beneficial to our body and does good things for the body. Cortisol efficiently turns fat and sugar from our body into energy, but it also helps us manage our stress.

Although, too much stress can lead to releasing and collecting too much Cortisol in our body which isn’t healthy.

Too much Cortisol hormone in your body due to a lot of stress can cause problems such as hair thinning. Eventually, hair thinning can be connected with hair loss over a longer period of time.

Cortisol is both good and bad for our body, and it mostly depends on our actions how will it act.

Formula of Monat Products

At Monat, we try to keep our products as healthy as possible by designing and crafting 100% natural formulas that consist only natural ingredients from natural sources that have been previously clinically tested and proven.

Monat always stays away from chemical ingredients such as Sulfates, Phthalates, DEA/MEA, PEG, and many others. They can do more bad than good in a long run to our body, hair, and skin. You don’t want to interfere hormones by using chemical products.

We use only natural ingredients in combination that proves the best results. To take care of your body, it’s important to take care of what you ingest, and ingesting doesn’t only go through food. It’s also all the hair and skin products that we use on a regular basis.

Natural key ingredients in Monat products are Capixyl, Crodasorb, Rejuveniqe, and Proctaline. All of these ingredients are a combination of even more natural ingredients, which when are combined together give us better and more efficient results.

Monat always goes a step further and explains our formula and ingredients we use to our customers. Therefore, you will be able to find a list of ingredients used in each formula we created. We always create a different formula for a different product, to precisely match the needs of our customers.


Cortisol isn’t as harmful as it’s portrayed to the people. Although, it’s important to understand how it’s related to stress which can lead to hair thinning or hair loss.

If you have experienced hair loss or hair thinning, it’s never too late to take action and prevent it. Monat has produced many hair products that are good at stopping hair thinning and hair loss, but also products that will boost natural hair growth.