Product Description

Glycerine, sometimes spelled glycerin, is a clear, odourless liquid produced from plant oils.

Many household products, including lotions, shampoo, and toothpaste, contain vegetable glycerine.

Glycerine is added to these products because it is a humectant; a substance that attracts moisture to the skin.

In the cosmetic world, this has two practical applications.

First, glycerine leaves your skin hydrated.

Glycerine soap, for example, is popular for that very reason.

Second, for cosmetic products that deliver an active ingredient, a humectant can increase the solubility of the active ingredient, making it more easily absorbed by the skin.