What is Glycerin?
What does Glycerin do for skin?
Glycerin is a humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture. “Think of it like a sponge. It pulls in moisture and then locks the moisture in, so skin can become more hydrated,” says Rocky. Glycerin also has a low molecular weight so it’s able to penetrate the top layers of skin and it’s non-comedogenic (despite its buttery texture) so it won’t clog your pores. Plus, it’s an ace at helping to prevent moisture loss and protect your skin’s all-important barrier.
What are the benefits of Glycerin in skincare?
Since Glycerin is a humectant, when used in skincare it binds moisture to skin to help boost hydration levels. “Humectants are incredible ingredients because they attract and absorb moisture from the deeper layers of your skin and can also pull moisture from the air to help improve skin hydration,” says Kristine Schmalenberg, Origins Clinical and Scientific Affairs. And when skin is hydrated, it appears plump, dewy and more radiant (thank you, Glycerin).
Improves Skin Barrier Function
The health of your skin barrier—aka your moisture barrier—is essential for soft, smooth, radiant skin. When your skin barrier functions properly, it keeps moisture in and pollutants out. When it’s compromised, moisture seeps out and skin-damaging pollutants slip in. But, here’s where Glycerin shines: it helps keep your skin barrier moisturized, which over time, can make it stronger and more resilient.
Reinforces Skin’s NMF
Your skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factors are an important factor in skin hydration. Of course, your NMF depletes with age, but it can also decrease due to the overuse of moisture-stripping skincare products. Glycerin’s hydrating properties can support your skin’s NMF, which boosts moisture, so skin looks and feels soft, smooth and supple.
What Origins products contain Glycerin?
Checks And Balances™ Milky Oil Cleanser + Makeup Melter
GinZing™ Energizing Gel Cream
GinZing™ Ultra Hydrating Energy-Boosting Cream
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