Glycerin is a humectant present in all natural lipids. It works to attract water molecules towards it, plumping & hydrating the applied area, resulting in smooth, soft, hydrated skin. It is one of the most widely used humectants in skincare, due to its high performance and broad availability (making it very cost-effective). Recent research has shown that its ability to penetrate the layers of the skin is superior to that of low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, making it a brilliant choice for overall skin hydration, and suitable for all skin types.
Glycerin, also known as glycerol, is a colorless, odorless, and viscous liquid derived from natural fats and oils. It is a humectant, a type of hygroscopic substance that attracts moisture from the environment and retains it in the skin. It is used in skincare for its exceptional moisturizing and hydrating properties.
Glycerin offers benefits such as: - Provides intense hydration by attracting and binding moisture to the skin's surface, helping to keep it soft and supple. - Supports the skin's natural barrier function, preventing water loss and improving its overall moisture retention abilities. - Assists in maintaining the skin's elasticity and promoting a healthy, plump appearance.
If any of the following apply Glycerin might be a good option for you:
Dry and dehydrated skin
Impaired skin barrier
If any of the following apply it might be best to avoid Glycerin:
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