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Hand Care Chronicles - Benefits of Glycerin

Glycerin is very sought after when discussing the making of hand care products. The secret to the demand for glycerin lies within the wealth of advantages this ingredient has. What are the benefits of glycerin? Read further to find out.
What is glycerin?
Glycerin, otherwise known as glycerine or glycerol, is an odourless, colourless substance that you can find within animal and plant fats. Glycerin can also be created synthetically and is what's known as a humectant. Humectants are helpful when making a moisturiser as glycerin attracts moisture to the skin where applied. In other words, it's a message from nature, encouraging us to hydrate.

Benefits of glycerin


1. Moisturises the skin

Imagine glycerine as a sponge, absorbing all the moisture for when you need it - this comes super handy in winter when hands are known to get particularly dry and chapped due to the cold weather. Notice what we did there with the word 'handy' - ok read on people.


2. Soothes skin cells

If you have skin that suffers from irritation and dehydration glycerin is a fantastic way to soothe the skin. The moisture from glycerin will help fill in all the tiny cracks that the dry skin produces.

3. Protects

Glycerin once applied will form a barrier on top of your skin which protects it from chemical and environmental dangers. For example, glycerin is known to be an ingredient in sun care products for its skincare protection against the sun's rays.

5. Cleanses

As a natural humectant, glycerin's moisturising properties help to wash away the dead skin, cleansing the area it's applied on. The result leaves smooth and supple skin available for some real TLC.
Glycerin is great at cleaning dirt and grease off the skin, which makes it an ideal ingredient for our hand sanitising gel range. From all which is mentioned above, you can see why glycerin is such an important factor in cleansing your skin.

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