Glycerin… you’ve heard of it. It’s in so many products and you probably don’t even know it! It’s one of the most popular ingredients in the beauty industry and for good reason! It works wonders for your hair and body due to its moisturising properties.
What is Glycerin?
Also known, as glycerol, it’s a colourless odorless liquid derived from plant or animal fats.
What’s to love
- It’s gentle and non-irritating, making it versatile and suitable for all skin types.
- It also has healing properties, helping to soothe skin conditions and even aid in healing irritation and minor cuts.
- It’s so versatile – it can be used in anything from soaps, to body washes and more – throughout the entire body! It plays well in formulas and with other ingredients.
Glycerin has a wide array of skin benefits… here’s just a few…
It promotes smooth and supple skin
Glycerin has a smoothing effect on the skin’s surface, leaving it soft and supple. It can also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
It boosts hydration
Glycerin is a humectant, which means it attracts water molecules. It helps to draw moisture from the air to keep the skin hydrated. Perfect for dry or dehydrated skin!
It helps repair the skin barrier
The humectant properties also help to strengthen the skin’s natural barrier… hello stronger skin.
It enhances the efficiency of other skincare products
Glycerin is such a team player! It works well with other ingredients, in fact it helps to enhance them to work better too, enhancing actives to penetrate the skin more effectively.
Did you know that Glycerin is also amazing for your hair too? Here’s just some of the reasons why.
Helps the hair retain moisture
The humectant properties, which helps the skin attract and lock in moisture to the skin also has the same effect on the hair. Great for overall hair health!
As it helps to attract and retain moisture, this can help to tame frizz and result in smoother and more manageable hair.
Happy scalp, happy hair
Glycerin helps to soothe dryness and itchiness, creating the perfect environment for a happy scalp and healthy hair!
So we have a task for you – head over to your skincare stash and have a look at the ingredients… I bet at least a few have glycerin in there! Glycerin is a superstar in the skincare world… and often underestimated!