Though Glycerin is less well-known than actives, it is incredibly effective. Although Glycerin is less prominent than other active ingredients like Vitamin C or Retinol, it is versatile and practical. It helps SkinCeuticals formulations to work. Are you ready to learn more about Glycerin? Answer some of the most critical questions.
- What is Glycerin
- What skin benefits can Glycerin provide?
- Use Glycerin to moisturize your skin
- How to create a healthy barrier on the skin using Glycerin
What is Glycerin
Glycerin is a sugar alcohol organic compound. Honey contains Glycerin, which can also be synthesized in a laboratory or derived from plant or animal oils. Glycerin, a clear sweet liquid, can be used to make food, drinks, or topical skin products.
What skin benefits can Glycerin provide?
Glycerin, first and foremost, is a humectant. This means that it draws moisture into your skin. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Joel Schlessinger, CEO of LovelySkin, says that Glycerin has a small molecule and is easily absorbed. It can also penetrate deeply into the skin and draw moisture to its lower layers. “Compared to hyaluronic acids, which are larger molecules with an immediate effect, the glycerin tends to provide longer-lasting hydration.”
Glycerin is also a great way to achieve a healthy barrier on your skin. Glycerin has been shown to play a part in skin barrier repair and preventing moisture loss. Dr. Schlessinger adds that the skin tolerates Glycerin and does not clog pores or cause irritation.
Use Glycerin to moisturize your skin.
It’s simple to add Glycerin to your skincare routine. Glycerin is used to counteract the drying effects of cleaning agents. It’s also found in body lotions, moisturizers, and sunscreens.
Although you can buy it in a bottle at the store, Glycerin is 100% pure and is an extreme concentration and should not be used to care for your skin. Look for products with Glycerin listed as the first ingredient. “Glycerin is usually used at a concentration of between 2% and 15% in skincare products. It’s combined with other ingredients to maximize its benefits,” says Dr. Schlessinger.
Use Glycerin for a healthy barrier on the skin.
Are you ready to learn how to use Glycerin for a healthy barrier on the skin? We’ve selected a few SkinCeuticals products with Glycerin to benefit from its nourishing and hydrating properties.
To cleanse gently:
SkinCeuticals Renewing Cleanser Cream
Face washing with Glycerin can be an excellent way to begin your morning and night skincare routine. SkinCeuticals refers to this cleanser as a dual-action cleanser because it contains a ceramide compound containing panthenol and Glycerin. It removes dirt and impurities while locking in needed hydration. It supports a healthy moisture layer by cleansing the skin without stripping it of its natural oils.
For post-procedure skin:
SkinCeuticals epidermal repair soothing cream
This skin care product can help soothe irritated, red skin following office treatments like chemical peels or laser resurfacing. Beta-glucan soothes inflamed and red skin. It also contains Glycerin, which helps strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier. Dimethicone is also included to prevent scarring and moisture loss.
To refresh yourself in the midday:
SkinCeuticals Mist Phyto Corrective Essence
This facial spray combines the humectant properties of Glycerin with hyaluronic acids to help maintain moisture in your skin. A blend of botanicals–including thyme, rosemary, cucumber, and olive leaf extracts–also work together to soothe visible redness. Use it to refresh your skin in the morning and evening, or stash it in your bag for a quick midday refresher.
Dark spots and fine lines can be targeted using the:
SkinCeuticals Renewal B3 Lotion
This silky cream is a must-have for anyone concerned about the early signs of photoaging, such as fine lines, spots, and uneven skin tones. It contains 15% glycerin, which helps repair the moisture barrier. It also has 5% Niacinamide, which can help reduce fine wrinkles and dark spots.
For rescuing dry, mature skin:
SkinCeuticals Anti-Aging Cream Triple Lipid Restore 2 4 2
This cult favorite moisturizing product from SkinCeuticals will help you restore your skin barrier while correcting signs of aging with one step. Its name refers to a patented combination of 2% natural cholesterol, 4% ceramides, and 2% fatty acid, which, together with Glycerin, create a healthy barrier for the skin and make dry skin look softer and smoother. Vitamin E is also included to support the natural repair of your skin’s cells.
For daily sun protection:
SkinCeuticals Daily Brightening UV Defense
All skin tones and types, including fair skin, need a daily sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum sun protection. This sunscreen is not only SPF 30 but also contains 7% Glycerin, which hydrates and supports a healthy barrier on the skin—combining 2% Niacinamide, 0.3 phenyl ethyl Resorcinol, and 1% Tranexamic Acid work to reduce discoloration.
Bonus: Heal chapped skin
Are you looking for a portable solution to heal skin irritations and maintain a healthy moisture barrier? FixMySkin Healing Body Balm 1% Hydrocortisone, developed by Dr. Schlessinger with his son, Dr. Daniel Schlessinger, contains 1% hydrocortisone and cocoa and Shea Butters to heal dry and chapped skin.