Glycerin

About Glycerin

Glycerin, a naturally occurring humectant that is present in all natural lipids, treats and prevents dry and scaly skin while improving smoothness. Glycerin is present in all lipids (fats), animal and vegetable, and is derived by hydrolysis of the fats and fermentation of sugars. Its ability to attract water from the environment, including the lower layers of skin called the dermis, allows it to increase the amount of water in the surface layers of the skin, giving it its excellent hydrating properties. This capability of attracting and holding moisture makes Glycerin a major contributor to Nature’s Aid’s Skin Gel’s moisturizing properties. Glycerin is a skin-identical ingredient, meaning it is a substance found naturally in the skin. It works to maintain the outer barrier and prevent dryness or scaling. The benefit in adding glycerin to products, such as Nature’s Aid skin gel, is that it elevates your

Glycerin is a skin-identical ingredient, meaning it is a substance found naturally in the skin. It works to maintain the outer barrier and prevent dryness or scaling. The benefit in adding glycerin to products, such as Nature’s Aid skin gel, is that it elevates your skin’s natural defense against dryness. That said, it is important not to overdo it as too much glycerin can draw all the water from the lower levels of the skin (dermis) to the upper levels of the skin where it is more easily lost. Therefore, we have taken appropriate measures to ensure all Nature’s Aid products contain the ideal amount of vegetable derived glycerin, so they provide just the right amount of moisture without drying out your skin in the long run.

 

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Source: vegetable
EWG Score: 1

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