Glycerin is a popular ingredient in skincare products due to its ability to moisturise and soothe the skin. It is a clear, odourless, and slightly sweet-tasting liquid that is used as a humectant in skincare products, meaning it helps to attract and retain moisture in the skin.

Glycerin is a natural component of healthy skin, it is hygroscopic meaning it is a humectant like hyaluronic acid and draws moisture into the skin keeping it hydrated. It can mimic the body’s own natural moisturising factor (NMF) so is compatible with all skin types. It also helps protect the lips from environmental factors, it will make lips feel amazingly soft and help other ingredients penetrate to help heal. It will help reduce TEWL which can cause lips to become dry.



Some of the benefits of glycerin in skincare include:

  • Hydration: Glycerin helps to attract water from the air and retain it in the skin, which can help to keep the skin hydrated and prevent dryness.
  • Soothing: Glycerin has a soothing effect on the skin, which can help to reduce irritation and redness, making it ideal for use on sensitive or inflamed skin.
  • Anti-ageing: Glycerin can help to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by plumping up the skin and improving its elasticity.
  • Protective: Glycerin can form a protective barrier on the skin, helping to protect it from environmental stressors and pollutants.
  • Compatible with other ingredients: Glycerin is compatible with a wide range of other skincare ingredients, making it a versatile and effective addition to many skincare products.
  • Glycerin is a safe and effective ingredient in skincare that can provide a range of benefits for the skin. It is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skins.