Background: In recent years, corticosteroids have become popular in cosmetic formulations due to their anti-inflammatory and skin-lightening properties. This trend is driven by the growing beauty obsession in the modern world, where people are willing to try anything to enhance their appearance. The main objective of this study is to assess the use of corticosteroids in cosmetic formulations in the beauty obsession world. Methods: A descriptive (questionnaire-based) study involving315 participants that were carried out from Jan.2023to Mars 2023. Participants consented to participate after they were given full details of the study and its intended aims. Results: Majority of the females were in age group from 21_30 years old 54%. The doctor was main descriptor for cosmetic formulations43%.the aim behind the use of cosmetic formulations, treatment of acne scar was in the top use of cosmetic formulations33% and the least one was black spot 13%.The main side effects after the use of cosmetic formulation product was acne 28% and only 7% of users show no side effect and more than 54%were accepted to use steroid in cosmetic formulations while, 46% refused to use steroid as component in cosmetic preparation. Conclusions: As we notice in this study, the misuse of steroid in cosmetic formulations is common in Iraq, because of ignorance of the side effects or the obsession with beauty, and this is considered a health problem that must be studied in the community while providing appropriate solutions by increasing people's awareness about steroid and its negative effects.