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7 March 2022 Marlies van Heusden


Chances are you’ve heard of this wonder ingredient. If not, chances are you’ve put it on your face without realizing it. After all, glycerine is one of the most commonly used ingredients in skin care and cosmetic products. The ingredient is super nice for your skin, easy to obtain, safe and affordable. But what exactly is this miracle ingredient? In this article you can read everything about glycerine for your skin.

What does Glycerin do?

Glycerin is a humectant or moisturizing ingredient, which really makes your skin happy. The ingredient is easily absorbed by the skin and simply binds to water, so that your skin loses less moisture. Due to the light texture, you don’t have to worry about it clogging pores. Hydrated skin looks more radiant and firm. And immediately makes fine lines and wrinkles a lot less visible.

In addition, it has a positive effect on your skin elasticity and the repair of the skin barrier. This makes glycerine a super valuable ingredient.

What exactly is Clycerin?

Glycerine, also called glycerol, is created during the traditional saponification process. It is also extracted from vegetable and animal oil, but can also be synthetic. In addition, it is also a body’s own substance, which is located in the top layer of skin – the horny layer. In short, there are many roads that lead to glycerin.

Vegetable glycerol, is a clear liquid usually made from coconut, palm or soybean oil. It is odorless, has a syrupy consistency and even tastes mildly sweet. It can also be synthetic, and in rare cases also made from animal tallow. But it can also be a mixture of both animal and vegetable oils.

Glycerin in soap

Glycerine, also called glycerol, is created during the traditional saponification process.

The glycerine present in Nature Bar’s soap and shampoo bars is created during the traditional saponification process and is therefore completely natural and not added.

As you can read, the ingredient is super valuable for your skin. So valuable, in fact, that many major players are even extracting glycerine from their soaps. To be able to add to their ‘more expensive’ cosmetic products. In natural soap it remains for the full 100%. This makes using natural soap much nicer for your skin than synthetic soap.