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Moisturizing and hydrating: Glycerin

skincare ingredients Moisturizing and hydrating: Glycerin

- neutral, colourless, thick liquid which freezes to a thick paste
- powerful degreaser and a natural by-product of soap making
- make the bubbles in bubble bath last longer
- skin-friendly humectant which attracts water to the skin
- provide lubrication and acts as a humectant
- natural remedy for yeast and fungal infections
- highly stable under typical storage conditions
- compatible with many other chemical materials
- virtually non-toxic and non-irritating in its varied uses
- natural glycerin are naturally derived from vegetable oils
- synthetic glycerin are produced from propylene alcohol
- (propylene alcohol is a petroleum derivative)

Purported skin care benefits when applied topically:
hydrates and helps skin retain its own natural moisture
- leave skin feeling soft and hydrated while permitting it to breathe
- allows topical agents to go on very smoothly
- contains healing properties
- good for those with sensitive skin like eczema and psoriasis

Known side effects:
will cause skin blisters when used without diluting
- may clog pores when used in high concentrations
- may irritate the skin in especially dry climates

Other names:
- glycerine
- glycerol (which shows that it is an alcohol)

Products containing this ingredient:
- used in lots of bath, body products and moisturizers
- soaps should have glycerin for moisturizing properties
- soaps made from vegetable glycerin are said to be excellent

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About Sesame Chew

Blogger and founder of Viva Woman, Sesame is a skin care addict who is fond of using natural & organic beauty products. She also enjoys ogling at handmade jewelry & cute stationery.



  1. heya! do you happen to have any idea where we can buy glycerin? cuz it pops out quite frequently in recipes for natural remedies!

    thanks (=

    elleve: Hi, I don’t know of any locally but if you search on the web, you should be able to find many selling this online.

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