What is Glycerin?

What is Glycerin?

Glycerin exists naturally in the upper layer of the skin and is important for normal skin hydration, but it is also one of the most widely used moisturising ingredients in topical products. 

It belongs to a class of moisturiser called humectants, which draw and hold water at the surface of the skin, thereby, providing and maintaining hydration. 

Studies have shown that glycerin provides visible skin conditioning benefits, and these effects are also known to persist for longer than water alone, suggesting that its effects result from changes that are more substantial than mere hydration.

Studies throughout the years have shown that glycerin is not toxic or irritating, so it is very safe to use.

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