Glycerin (palm-free vegetable Glycerin) is a humectant which is present in all-natural lipids. Derived from natural substances by hydrolysis of fats and by fermentation of sugars. 


  • Superior Moisture Retention: Glycerin's primary function as a humectant is unparalleled. It attracts moisture from the environment and binds it to the skin, helping to maintain optimal hydration levels. This quality is particularly beneficial for dry or dehydrated skin, as it leaves the skin feeling soft, supple, and well-moisturised.
  • Skin Barrier Strengthening: By locking in moisture, Glycerin assists in fortifying the skin barrier. This reinforcement aids in reducing trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL), enhancing the skin's ability to retain moisture and protecting it from external aggressors, promoting healthier-looking skin.
  • Gentle and Non-Irritating: Glycerin's gentle nature makes it suitable for various skin types, including sensitive and delicate skin. It is non-comedogenic and unlikely to cause irritation, making it an ideal ingredient for individuals with sensitive or easily reactive skin.
  • Smoothing and Softening Properties: Its emollient characteristics contribute to smoothing the skin's surface, resulting in a softer and more supple complexion. This effect helps improve the overall texture and appearance of the skin.
  • Cooling effect: Glycerin has a cooling effect on the skin, making it useful in products such as facial mists or soothing gels. It can provide relief for hot or sunburned skin.



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