You know the importance of keeping your skin hydrated, but do you know what ingredient is essential to having that hydration reach the deeper layers of your skin? In case you didn’t, it’s glycerin! This makes it one of the most popular ingredients in a variety of cosmetic products, including many of ours like the popular Citrus – Honey Aqua Glow hydrating moisture-gel.
Considering how beneficial glycerin is and the amount of glycerin skincare products there are on the market, we think you should know everything there is to know about it. Here’s the lowdown:
What is glycerin?
Glycerin is a kind of natural substance called a humectant. Humectants are moisturizing agents that attract and retain nearby moisture, and glycerin draws moisture from the air and makes it available for your skin to absorb. This is what makes glycerin skincare products so great at moisturizing skin. Glycerin is typically derived from vegetable oils or animal fats.
Why is glycerin essential for deep skin hydration?
Glycerin is essential for deep skin hydration because it helps your skin retain moisture. And because moisture isn’t lost, it has a better chance of reaching the deepest layers of your skin. The glycerin found in many glycerin skincare products also stays in the skin for a while, which can help it retain moisture even when exposed to environmental irritants, pollutants, and debris.
What are the benefits of glycerin skincare products?
There are a number of skin benefits glycerin offers in addition to its properties as a humectant that attracts and retains moisture. It can also improve skin barrier function, provide protection against potential irritants, soften and smooth out skin, and accelerate the healing of wounds. Glycerin skincare products have also been known to help those suffering from scaly skin or psoriasis.
At Peach & Lily caring for your skin is our greatest privilege. Thank you for trusting us with your skin care needs. Our mantra from day one has been 100% Worry Free™ – and that will never change.
Cheers to radiance, Peaches!