6 Glycerin-Loaded Skin-Care Products
If you study the ingredients listed on the back of your skin-care products as obsessively as we do, you’ve probably come across glycerin at least once (or 100 times). The skin-replenishing ingredient acts as a humectant and can help attract and lock in moisture on the skin’s surface, making it a popular choice for use in cleansers, moisturizers and more. As cold weather approaches, we’ll take all the hydration we can get, which is why we’re sharing our editors’ favorite glycerin-packed skin-care products.
For a boost of hydration, incorporate the 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum by L’Oréal Paris into your routine ASAP. This formula not only has H.A, but it also uses glycerin to make your skin feel more supple within one day of use. Use it morning and night for maximum hydrating benefits.
Rather than using multiple products to target different areas of the skin, you can use this balm pretty much everywhere — your face, elbows, hands, legs and more. It has a combination of glycerin, dimethicone, panthenol and shea butter to help you achieve your smoothest skin yet.
If you’ve been paying attention to trendy skin-care ingredients, you know that rose water is all the rage. But that’s just one reason to get your hands on this setting spray. In addition to rose water, the mist contains naturally-derived glycerin (the brand defines “naturally-derived” as when an ingredient is unchanged from its natural state or still retains greater than 50% of its molecular structure from its original source).
For a glycerin-infused cleanse, try the Cult Classic formula from TULA. This probiotic cleanser also contains lactic acid, tumeric root and blueberries to help hydrate and balance out skin tone and texture.The gel-like formula leaves skin feeling supple, hydrated and fresh.
A thirst-quenching moisturizer that we can’t get enough of is the Youth to the People Kale + Spinach Green Tea Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer. The formula absorbs immediately into the skin and locks in moisture, thanks in part to its glycerin content.
This bright pink cleanser combines elderberry, prebiotics and glycerin for a super soothing wash. Use it to remove makeup and rebalance your skin day and night. It will undoubtedly leave you looking supple, soft and glowy.
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