Is Glycerin Bad for Skin?
It's a common misconception that glycerin is bad for your skin. It's not true, poor glycerin!
Glycerin works hard to hydrate, soothe and restore your skin and can be used in pretty much every step of your skincare routine. It's even added to some high-performance serum formulations like vitamin A products to soften the blow, so to speak. (Look out for it if vitamin A leaves your skin looking red or inflamed.)
However, glycerin is most amazing in cleansers because it prevents that stripped, dry or irritated feeling, and in moisturisers because of its ability to lock in moisture.
Oh, and glycerin can benefit all skin types. Yes, all of them. Although it will work especially well for any skin types that are dry/cracked.
Best Skincare Products with Glycerin.
Now you know what glycerin is, what it does for the skin and why it's severely underrated, here are four of my favourite glycerin-filled skincare products for happy and hydrated skin.
1. SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3 Emulsion.
What: SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3 Emulsion - A lightweight hydration cocktail to target the early signs of photoaging like dullness, discolouration, wrinkles, and loss of elasticity.
Why it's so damn good:
You know that calming feeling you get when someone plays with your hair? This moisturiser feels like that.
The glycerin component is big at almost 15 per cent, but it’s also formulated with niacinamide (vitamin B3) to soothe and brighten the skin, and work away at pigmentation. The product is extremely lightweight = perfect for use during summer, or for dehydrated oily skin types.