Lets look closer at: Glycerin
WHAT IS IT:
Glycerin is a humectant or water binding additive. It performs a number of functions in a formula including as a skin conditioning agent. It works by
attracting water from the air to the area and keeping it there.
When applied topically, humectants draw water from the dermis (deep down skin layer) up to the epidermis (surface layer) where dehydration occurs. They give skin a plump, supple look and can even help prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
HOW IS IT MADE?
A liquid derived from vegetable fats. It is a by-product of the soap-making process, which separates the glycerin from the fatty acids.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS
- hydrate the outer layer of the skin
- improve skin barrier function and skin mechanical properties
- provide protection against skin irritants
- aims to make your skin soft and supple.
- It can also improve the texture of your skin.
- treating dry skin while still being very lightweight
- non-comedogenic, which means it won't clog your pores and is also extremely gentle
BE AWARE: it will be made from palm unless specifically states palm free.
FIND THIS IN OUR:
J W Fluhr et al. Br J Dermatol. 2008 Jul.