Vital to the performance of your skincare and the soft and supple appearance of your skin, Glycerin features in many much-loved skincare formulas and works wonders for all skin types.
Found in natural fats and most commonly sourced from plant sources, Glycerin is a colourless, odourless liquid which works to hydrate the skin and improve moisture retention. As a humectant, it draws moisture from the air, attracting water to hydrate the skin and helps to keep the hydration within the skin for a soft, plump complexion.
As Glycerin is considered to be non-allergenic it is suitable for all skin types even those that are breakout-prone and even the most sensitive complexions. Perfect for the colder months, it is a wonderful ingredient to look for when selecting skincare if your skin is a little dry and dehydrated.
Glycerin in skincare: our top picks
From moisturisers to cleansers, many products which work to hydrate and smooth your skin are infused with Glycerin. Its ability to improve the absorption of other skincare products and enhance the effectiveness of emollients and oils makes Glycerin a wonderful ingredient to include in any step of your skincare routine.
- Bobbi Brown Extra Skin-Balm Rinse
- The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors + HA
- Vichy Quenching Mineral Mask
- Lancer Skincare The Method: Polish for Sensitive Skin
- La Roche-Posay Hydraphase UV Intense Light