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Underrated Ingredients: Glycerin

by KimArin on Jun 13, 2022

Underrated ingredients: Glycerin 


We have heard a lot about active ingredients in skincare. We talked about: retinol, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and many more! They are the star of the show that make the most significant changes for our specific skin concerns. 

There is one ingredient that you can find literally everywhere with tons of benefits for your skin. Glycerin can be found anywhere, you may already have it in some of your skincare products! But it is a rather unpopular ingredient, considering its benefit for the skin. In this article, we would like to discuss glycerin, an underrated key ingredient, more in-depth.

 

What is Glycerin?

Glycerin (or glycerol) is a natural compound derived from vegetable oils or plants. It is clear, colorless, odorless, with a syrup-like liquid texture. 

 
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What does Glycerin do in Skincare?

Glycerin works as a humectant, which means it helps attract water to our skin. It is a hydrator that smoothens the skin by maintaining moisture in the skin. Glycerin is as moisturizing as hyaluronic acid What is even better is that it is generally safe for all skin types. 


Glycerin Skin Benefits

  • Hydrates the skin
  • Improves skin barrier function
  • Provides protection against skin irritants
  • Accelerates wound healing processes
  • Relieves dry skin
 
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Hyaluronic Acid vs. Glycerin

Hyaluronic acid

Glycerin

Larger molecular size and available in different sizes (broken down to smaller size) 

Small(er) molecular size 

Less sticky

More sticky in nature (but depends on formulation)

Higher production cost 

Lower production cost

Both are just as good in hydrating the skin. 

Quick fact: 

 

 

Properties: humectants, improves smoothness, provides lubrication
Good for: all skin types, especially dry, dehydrated, and sensitive skin, and psoriasis
Benefits: moisturizes, protects skin against harsh ingredients, prevents loss of moisture, improves skin barrier, accelerates the wound-healing process  
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Potential side effects: none, but allergic reactions are possible
Derived from: plants

Glycerin Skincare Products

Cream

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Serum

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  • By Wishtrend Polyphenols in propolis 15% ampoule  
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