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Hydromerse Your Skin Matters #Skinfo - Glycerine: What’s It All About?

Hydromerse your skin matters #Skinfo - Glycerine: What’s It All About?

The Benefits of Glycerine in Skin Care

In the world of skin care, there are several hardworking ingredients that get very little attention but can be vital to the performance of a skin care product. is one such ingredient! Glycerine’s uses in skin care are numerous, but first, what is glycerine?

What is Glycerine?

Glycerine is a natural component of healthy skin. It’s also known as glycerine and glycerol, the latter being the term most often seen in studies about this ingredient.

Whether derived from vegetable or animal sources, or made synthetically, glycerine is hygroscopic. What that means is that glycerine can draw moisture from the air around us and help keep that moisture in skin. Another word for hygroscopic is humectant. Other humectants include propylene glycol, AHAs such as glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate, and sorbitol.

Research has shown that glycerine mimics what’s known as skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF), which is why it’s compatible with all skin types, of all ages. Replenishing skin’s NMF is important because it becomes depleted as we age, are subject to environmental exposure, and use irritating ingredients like denatured alcohol.

Glycerine is good for skin!

Glycerine Skin Care Benefits

Glycerine’s skin benefits are numerous, but it primarily serves to hydrate skin and help it hold on to moisture. Glycerine’s benefits also include:

Helping to shield skin from environmental sources of irritation.

Working with emollients and oils to make dry skin feel amazingly soft and supple.

Fortifying and strengthening skin’s precious moisture barrier.

Enhancing the penetration of other ingredients into skin’s uppermost layers.

Improving skin’s resiliency and youthful look.

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