Glycerin is a natural component of healthy skin. Whether derived from vegetable or animal sources, or made synthetically, glycerin is hygroscopic or a humectant. What that means is that glycerin can draw moisture from the air around us and help keep that moisture in skin.
Research has shown that glycerin mimics what’s known as skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF), which is why it’s compatible with all skin types, of all ages. Replenishing skin’s NMF is important because it becomes depleted as we age, are subject to environmental exposure, and use irritating ingredients like denatured alcohol. Those suffering from very dry skin may find that glycerine dramatically improves their condition.
Needless to say, glycerin is good for skin!
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