Look out for Glycerin the next time you buy a skincare product

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Glycerin

During winter times, you want to grab the best moisturizers for dry skin you can find.  After all, cracked heels and dry skin are painful and itchy. Today, we are going to introduce Glycerin and why commercial brands are actively adding this ingredient their skincare products.

“Glycerin is a colorless and odorless liquid that comes from plant sources,” “It is a humectant, which means it has the property of attracting water to itself.” Explains Perry Romanowski, a cosmetic chemist.

Use Of Glycerin

person dripping glycerin

It is a skin savior for dry skin as it naturally attracts more moisture. Most primer products contains this ingredient in the formula, and this is what makes the skin looking moisturized and smooth.

What is vegetable glycerin made of?

It is a transparent liquid and it is usually derived from natural sources like plants, coconut palms or soybeans. This ingredient has a sticky syrup like consistency and tastes sweet.

The effect of glycerin, hyaluronic acid and silicone oil on the hydration, moisturization and transepidermal water loss in human skin shows that skincare made from glycerin is more effective than that of hyaluronic acid or silicone oil when it comes to skin hydration and preventing loss of moisture in our skin.

Is vegetable glycerin safe?

Vegetable glycerin is generally safe to apply. However, like all skincare products, always do a skin test before you apply any products to your face.

Simply apply a small dot of skincare, and if there is no redness or irritation, then the skincare if safe to use.

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