Best used: AM, PM more frequently if requiredCaution: Well toleratedBest for: Dry skin, eczema, seasonal skin
Comments: One of the most common ingredients in moisturisersMode of action: Humectant, hydratorScience Score:



What is the science behind glycerine?

Glycerine is a naturally occurring compound that is a humectant. This means it can draw moisture from the air into the deeper layers of the skin. Due to its low molecular weight, it can penetrate into the lower depths of the epidermis- hence its primary role as a moisturizer.

What skin conditions can be treated with glycerin?

As a humectant, glycerin’s number one role is skin hydration. People with dry skin, atopic dermatitis, & seasonal skin will benefit from this compound. It can be used on the face or body. Formulations for dry & cracked skin will contain glycerin.

What are humectants?

Humectants draw water into the skin. These compounds include glycerin, hyaluronic acid, lecithin & propylene glycol. 

Davin’s Viewpoint on Glycerin

One of the most common humectants found in many topicals from basic skin care brands including Neutrogena, Cetaphil, & The Ordinary. 

Glycerin is most useful as a banal moisturiser, most often in concentrations ranging from 5 to 10. It is a powerful humectant with a very low irritant or allergic potential. Glycerin forms the cornerstone of atopic dermatitis management. 

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