Glycerin is a prime component of cosmetic products and skin care formulations. Its huge popularity can be owed to the several skin care benefits it provides.

Here are some ways your skin can benefit from glycerin.

Non Toxic Ingredient
It is non-toxic and doesn’t have any detrimental effects on the skin. It provides efficient skin moisturizing effects when mixed with water or any other compatible delivery system. However pure form of glycerin has the highest water-attracting capacity. This is the reason why glycerin is particularly useful for people with dry skin.

Non-Irritation Causing Moisturization
Glycerin based soaps tend to be extremely gentle on the skin and serve to moisturize the skin without causing any irritations. This is the reason why children’s soaps contain glycerin as a primary agent.

Great Humectant
It is a great humectant that helps to re-store the water levels in the skin and prevent skin dryness.

Potent Anti Aging Ingredient
Because of its intensive moisturizing properties, glycerin is also used extensively in anti-aging skin care products. The prime cause of development of wrinkles and fine lines is the skin’s increasing inability to retain water. This further deteriorates the elasticity and resilience of the skin. Glycerin helps to provide intensive nourishment and moisture to parched cells and rejuvenates the skin.

Eczema Treatment
Glycerin is also an effective ingredient to soothe the symptoms of eczema and helps reduce the itchiness and dryness of the skin.
Product Suggestions:

La Roche Posay Anthelios SX
It is a two-in-one product that is a moisturizer as well as a sunscreen. Anthelios SX offers broad spectrum protection against the UVA & UVB rays of the sun at the same time, is a great moisturizing formulation. It contains Mexoryl SX, which is photostable against UVA rays so it does not breakdown and actually lasts longer than most sunscreens. It is also the first sunscreen approved by the FDA! Also, it doesn’t contain any added fragrances or parabens and therefore is totally safe to be used by any skin type!

Skin Care Heaven DNA Repair Serum
It is a great skin formulation that delivers repair enzymes and protective antioxidants to moisturize the skin while assisting in the DNA repair and recovery process at the same time. This is the updated replacement for Remergent DNA Repair. It helps to delay the signs of aging and stimulate the natural recovery process of your skin. This is a self-correcting serum which helps to enhance the recovery capabilities and aid in the help of repairing damaged tissue.

Skin Care Heaven Anti-oxidant Oil-Free Moisturizer
It is a great moisturizer that contains Green Tea Extract and Vitamins A, C and E which assist in minimizing sun damage and infuses antioxidants into the skin while soothing and moisturizing. This product is specially formulated to deliver a blend of nourishing ingredients to smooth and soften skin.

By Dr. Syrett