Short article - What is glycerin? Get to know this ingredient that we often find in skin care products.
Glycerin, also known as glycerol, is an ingredient that is naturally found in every healthy skin. As we grow older, the glycerin that is naturally found in our skin is depleted and we can use skin care products to replace it.
Glycerin is a moisturising ingredient. Its main benefit is that it can attract moisture from the air around us and draw it to the skin and at the same time it can retain moisture in the skin. It also helps protect the skin from environmental sources of irritation and strengthens the skin's precious moisture barrier. In skin care products, glycerin is commonly used with occlusive ingredients, to trap the moisture that glycerin draws into the skin.
The benefits of glycerin on the skin are numerous so keep an eye out for glycerin in your skincare products!