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The Beauty Glossary: G is for Glycerin

Our Beauty Glossary is your definitive guide to every important beauty term ever. From A – Z, we’ll regularly fill you in on beauty ingredients, personalities, products and treatments, so you know exactly who or what to look out for in the beauty space.

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Have you too, considered creating homemade soaps and bath products and distributing them through Barney’s? If so, then you will know glycerin will be present because it’s a byproduct of fats and oils used in soap.

Glycerin is a skin-identical, skin-repairing substance found naturally in the skin. It balances the skin’s water levels to facilitate moisture and prevents premature moisture loss from cosmetics. It’s popularly used in creams, ointments, lotions, body scrubs and soaps because it’s 100% safe and gentle. As a natural humectant, it easily absorbs water from other sources. This makes it ideal for treating dry skin, including skin problems such as psoriasis and eczema, and it’s also great for cleansing and moisturizing oily skin.

Explore our favorite products rich in glycerin:

 

  1. Skinceuticals Purifying Cleanser
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    Skinceuticals Purifying Cleanser

    Where some cleansers can leave skin feeling tight, this one from SkinCeuticals softens and smooths with glycerin, while wiping away tough surface debris and impurities. This light gel is designed with a pH close to that of skin to thoroughly cleanse without stripping the barrier.

    Recommended for normal to combination skin types.

     

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  2. Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Skin Revitalizer
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    Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Skin Revitalizer

    Erno Laszlo’s skin revitalizer is a skin ‘drink’ that can be used as a moisturizer or a treatment. Sodium Hyaluronate acts like a molecular hydro-sponge to retain and draw moisture deeply into the skin. Glycerin, Panthenol and Allantoin stimulate renewal, restore elasticity and smooth fine lines.

    Suitable for all skin types.

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  3. Boots. No.7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser
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    Boots. No.7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser

    Together with the soft muslin cloth, this spa-style cleanser gently sloughs away dead skin cells and everyday grime while promoting circulation. Your skin is left feeling clean, soft and radiant. Pro Vitamin B5, cocoa butter and glycerin give the formula a rich texture so the skin doesn’t feel tight or dry afterwards.

    Suitable for all skin types.

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  4. Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub
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    Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub

    This delectable scrub fuses freshly squeezed sweet lime, sparkling lemons, sweet vanilla musk, and almond oil with sea salt, smashed brown sugar, glycerin, and macadamia oils to give you smooth, supple, and sexy. Miraculous on dry legs, elbows, and anywhere else that suffers from dry, flaky skin, it leaves skin smooth, refreshed, and delicately scented.

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  5. Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum
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    Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum

    This juicy antioxidant serum is clinically proven to prevent free radical damage by up to 87%. The lightweight formula feeds your skin with vitamins and antioxidants from certified organic juices, moisturizes with fatty acid-packed plant oils and smooths the appearance of fine lines with peptides, alpha lipoic acid and CoQ10. Meanwhile, vegetable glycerin and vegetable hyaluronic acid replenish moisture.

    This is a daily essential for all skin types.

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Remember to check our blog regularly as we update our Beauty Glossary with the beauty terms you need to know about.



Emma

Emma

Beauty Specialist

During the day, I’m a busy Beauty Content Manager, musing over all things beauty and make-up. By evening, I’m a dedicated beauty blogger, experimenting with shiny products and the newest lotions and potions. I trained in make-up artistry just to satisfy my cosmetics addiction. Overly interested in natural and organic beauty, as well as how diet and fitness have an effect on how we look and feel.


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