6 Skin-Care Products Packed With Glycerin
Do you pay attention to the ingredients in your skin care products? If the answer is no, we recommend taking a moment to scan the product labels in your arsenal. When you do, you’re likely to notice that many of them share similar ingredients. One ingredient you’ll probably see pop up more than once is glycerin, as it’s commonly found in anything from cleansers to moisturizers. The skin-replenishing ingredient acts like a humectant and can help to attract and lock in moisture on the skin’s surface. Ahead, we’re sharing our favorite skin care products—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—formulated with glycerin.
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 a time (or 12). The skin-replenishing ingredient acts like a humectant and can help to attract and lock in moisture on the skin’s surface, making it a popular choice for cleansers, moisturizers and more. Ahead, we’re sharing our favorite glycerin-packed skin-care products.
Our Favorite Cleanser With Glycerin
The Lancôme Eau Fraîche Douceur Micellar Cleansing Water is everything you want in a glycerin makeup remover and cleanser. It’s extremely lightweight, gentle and as hydrating as water when applied onto the skin. It’s also designed for sensitive skin, so you don’t need to worry about irritation around the eyes each time you use it.
Our Favorite Serum With Glycerin
For anyone looking for a concentrated serum formulated with glycerin, reach for one of our go-tos, the Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate. The deeply hydrating formula plumps the look of skin, smooths the appearance of fine lines and texture and reduces the look of dull, tired-looking skin.
Our Favorite Moisturizer With Glycerin
With this formula, you can go ahead and tick two must-haves off your list: moisturizer and sunscreen. Formulated with broad-spectrum SPF 30, the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30 leaves skin feeling silky soft and hydrated all day, while protecting against the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. In addition to the formula containing SPF 30 and glycerin, the moisturizer is also formulated with glycolic acid, vitamin C and Pro-retinol to visibly correct the look of dull, uneven tone and wrinkles with continued use.
Our Favorite Balm With Glycerin
Products that serve more than one purpose have an obvious appeal, especially when it comes to dealing with dry, irritated skin. Rather than having to find multiple products to work on different areas of skin, you can use the La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 on your face, lips, nose, arms, elbows, hands, legs, knees and feet. Suitable for adults, children and babies, the soothing multi-purpose balm helps to deeply moisturize and smooth rough, dry skin, immediately soothe irritated areas and provide comfort.
Our Favorite Face Spray With Glycerin
If you’ve been paying attention to trendy ingredients in skin care, you know that rose water (especially in the form of mists) is all the rage. But that’s just one reason to get your hands on the Garnier SkinActive Soothing Facial Mist with Rose Water. In addition to rose water, the mist also 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.) Whenever your skin needs a refresh, go ahead and give skin a few spritzes to hydrate.
Our Favorite Face Mask With Glycerin
You can’t have a complete skin-care collection without at least one face mask — after all, pampering is an important part of any routine. Thankfully, finding a face mask formulated with glycerin is an easy task. The Vichy Quenching Mineral Mask quickly became one of our favorites thanks to its ability to instantly make skin feel refreshed, soothed and relieved of dryness. After using, skin appears radiant and smooth, with a more even tone. And with continued use, it only gets better. After one month, skin feels more supple, regenerated and rebalanced.