Glycerin in Skin Care
What is Glycerin?
Glycerin is a naturally occurring molecule which increases water retention within the skin, keeping it moist and supple. This effective skincare ingredient is a powerful humectant that can be derived from one of three forms; vegetable glycerin, animal or synthetic. Its humectant properties mean that it works as a magnet to pull moisture out of both the air and the deeper layers of skin, to deliver it to the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of skin) for optimal hydration.