When added to skincare formulations, this humectant can provide instant hydration to the skin for an immediate visible plumping, smoothing, and moisturizing effect.
One of the most popular moisturizing ingredients used in skincare, Glycerin has a long history as a hydrating ingredient that works for all skin types and can be incorporated into a wide variety of skincare products, from cleanser to serums.
What is Glycerin?
A colorless, odorless clear liquid that is derived from plant ingredients.
What is the benefit of Glycerin for skin?
Glycerin is a humectant — an ingredient that helps the skin preserve or maintain water. It draws moisture from the air, attracting it to the surface to help hydrate and visibly plump skin. Glycerin can help give you the appearance of smooth, supple, youthful-looking skin when used in moisturizing product formulations.
What is Glycerin used for?
Because of its skin compatibility, Glycerin can be added to a wide variety of products. Cleansers, toners, serums, moisturizers, and masks can all feature Glycerin in their formulations, providing additional moisturizing capabilities and helping improve skin elasticity.
Can Glycerin be used daily?
Yes! Your skin is in constant need of moisture, so using Glycerin in your morning and evening routines is a great way to keep your skin hydrated.
Where does Glycerin come from?
Glycerin is derived from plants.
Is Glycerin good for the skin?
As moisturizing ingredients go, Glycerin is one of the best. Its ability to hydrate, coupled with the fact that it is relatively easy to formulate into a wide variety of products, means it can keep skin looking plump and smooth and is great for all skin types.
What type of Glycerin is best for skin?
There isn’t really a “better” type of Glycerin. Instead, it depends on the formulations you are using it in. For instance, Glycerin is a great addition to a cleanser because it can help keep skin from being stripped of its natural oils during the cleansing process.
Can formulas with Glycerin help with wrinkles?
One of the key benefits of Glycerin is its ability to instantly hydrate and visibly plump the skin. When skin is hydrated, it becomes plump and bouncy. Formulas with glycerin make wrinkles look less noticeable and skin appears smoother and more youthful-looking.
Glycerin & Our Formulas
We utilize Glycerin in many of our most hydrating products, mixing it with other beneficial botanicals. We also combine it with emollient ingredients that can help seal in moisture for those with dry skin types or compromised moisture barriers. You can also find it in some of our oil-free products, for those with oily or breakout-prone skin.
Ultra Facial Cleanser
While cleansing skin of dirt, debris, and excess oil is a necessary step in any skincare routine, some cleansers can strip the skin of its natural oils. By adding Glycerin to our Ultra Facial Cleanser, it creates a gentle liquid formula that cleanses without over-drying. With effective emollients Squalane, Apricot Kernel Oil, Vitamin E, and Avocado Oil, our gentle formula dissolves excess oil, dirt, and debris.
Ultra Facial Toner
This gentle, pH-balanced, alcohol-free toner helps refine surface texture while providing the ideal preparation for a moisturizing skincare routine to follow. It gently removes surface debris while hydrating and giving/providing a comforting feel without stripping skin while hydrating and giving/providing a comforting feel without stripping skin.
Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate
For those with dry or aging skin, adding this 15 percent Glycerin and Shiso Leaf Extract formula into your routine can add an extra boost of much-needed moisture. It also smooths the appearance of fine lines and texture while significantly reducing the appearance of dull, tired-looking skin that can be caused by age-related dehydration.
Ultra Facial Cream
Our iconic Ultra Facial Cream is a 24-hour lightweight hydrating formula that is absorbed quickly and provides water replenishment throughout the day. It’s an ultra-hydrator that helps to strengthen the skin barrier and is made with olive-derived Squalane, Glacial Glycoproteins, and Glycerin.
Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream
The oil-free version of our Ultra Facial Cream has an even lighter weight gel-cream texture for fresh hydration for oily skin types. It’s a non-greasy hydrator made with Glycerin, Desert Plant Extract, and Glacial Glycoproteins to intensely hydrate and condition skin for long-lasting moisture.
Super Multi-Corrective Cream
This anti-aging cream contains another powerhouse humectant ingredient, Hyaluronic Acid, along with Glycerin, Jasmonic Acid, and Beech Tree Extract in a formula that helps visibly lift, firm, and retexturize skin. It provides a multi-targeted approach to visibly reduce the signs of aging and keep skin looking youthful and healthy.