In our world of skin health, there are several hardworking ingredients that get very little attention but can be vital to the performance of skin care products. Glycerin is one such ingredient.
Colorless and odorless, glycerin usually comes from plant sources and falls into a category of ingredients known as humectants. These hydrating ingredients work by attracting moisture from the air and drawing it to your skin (hyaluronic acid is another example). According to scientists, that means that not only does glycerin deliver an initial dose of moisture, but it is also giving your skin the ability to keep attracting moisture. Despite glycerin use as an intense hydrator, the skin-care ingredient is still very lightweight and is non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog your pores. It is also safe enough for sensitive skin types. In other words, no matter whether your complexion is oily, acne-prone, dry, or sensitive, you can feel safe using glycerin.
Glycerin skin benefits go far beyond just moisturization. It also plays a vital role in the skin’s microbiome – all of the billions of microorganisms that live on the surface of skin and are a vital component for skin health. When glycerin is first applied on the skin, it helps to support the balance of the microbiome, allowing it to stay healthy and resilient. Essentially, glycerin helps keep the microbiome healthy, which translates to skin that’s stronger and better able to protect itself against dryness and fatigue. And not only will that keep your skin healthy, but it will smooth the look of fine lines and miniscule cracks on the skin, even out the skin tone to lighten darker areas, and diminish the appearance of unwanted spots and marks.
ast but not least, Glycerin cools, soothes, and facilitates the healing of skin discomforts and conditions, such as scratches, cuts, blemishes, burns, itching, hives, rashes, sores, eczema, psoriasis, and other ailments that are characterized by itchiness, or inflammation. It creates a protective barrier on the skin to guard against environmental contaminants and pollutants.
DÉCAAR Mega Moisture
Taking all of the above into consideration, Glycerin is great in cleansers, as it works overtime to maintain moisture in the skin and prevent any skin irritation or dryness during the cleansing process. That’s why DÉCAAR includes it in its unique formulas of Cleansers: Cleansing Milk, Purifying Cleansing Gel, Make-up remover Micellar lotion and Natural Exfoliation Scrub.
While glycerin can be added to any part of skincare routine, the beauty ingredient shines brightest when it’s in moisturizers because of its ability to lock in water in the skin. Thus, more than half of DÉCAAR products – masks, serums, eye creams and creams – contain this extremely beneficial ingredient.