April 19, 2024

What is Glycerin?

Few skincare ingredients boast the versatility and effectiveness of glycerin. The chemical compound itself, also known asglycerolorglycerine,  is a simple triol compound. It is a colourless, odourless, viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic. 

Glycerin is a key ingredient in many of our products and offers a range of benefits, from deep hydration to anti-aging properties.

Glycerin is a naturally occurring humectant present in all-natural lipids. This means that it is also found naturally in your skin. It is clinically sourced through the hydrolysis of fats or fermentation of sugars. Because this skin-replenishing and skin-restoring ingredient is a vital component found naturally in the skin, it is essential for your skin’s normal balance and hydration.

What are the benefits of Glycerin for your skin?

Humectant Function:

Glycerin functions as a humectant, a moisture-attracting agent that helps the skin retain vital moisture. This is crucial for maintaining a healthy and well-hydrated complexion, acting as a shield against dryness.

Anti-Aging Properties:

As a skin-restoring ingredient, glycerin plays a pivotal role in defending against dryness and contributes to the overall health and appearance of the skin. Its anti-aging properties make it a valuable addition to skincare routines, promoting a youthful and supple complexion.

In Combination:

The powers of Glycerin are enhanced when they are combined with other replenishing and emollient(something that soothes or softens the skin) ingredients, making it an essential ingredient in many of our products.