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Glycerine Oil

Vegetable glycerin is the variant made from plant oils. It is said to have been accidentally discovered more than two centuries ago by heating a mixture of olive oil and lead monoxide.


Naturally Soothing and Protective: The Power of Vegetable Glycerin for Skin Health

Vegetable glycerin, a key ingredient in many of our products, boasts a range of benefits for healthy skin. Studies suggest it can:

  • Soothe irritation: Glycerin's calming properties can help alleviate discomfort from eczema and other skin concerns.
  • Promote wound healing: This natural humectant creates a moist environment that can aid in skin repair.
  • Protect against infection: Glycerin may form a barrier against harmful microbes, potentially reducing the risk of infection.
  • Shield from the elements: Glycerin can act as a protective layer, safeguarding your skin from harsh wind and cold weather.

While research indicates glycerin's effectiveness in soothing irritation, its impact on other symptoms like stinging or itching may be limited. This highlights the importance of a holistic approach to skincare, where glycerin complements other natural ingredients to achieve optimal results.

Discover the laws of attraction with glycerine, a humectant and a carrier that locks in moisture and effective ingredients, such as essential oils, into the skin

Where do we get it?

The glycerine purchased from our English and German manufacturing sites can come from different European suppliers, depending on availability. It is plant-based (mainly from rapeseed oil but sometimes other vegetable oils such as sunflower), GMO-free, palm-free and of excellent quality.

How is it made?

Before the rise of new industrial techniques in 1948, all the glycerine available was obtained through soap manufacturing. Nowadays, most vegan glycerine is a byproduct of the biofuel industry. Vegetable oils undergo transesterification, a chemical process separating methyl esters (biodiesel) from crude glycerol (glycerine). Glycerine is then sold to different industries as it is a fantastic compound with many applications, including in cosmetics.

Did you know?

Glycerin, a natural humectant often found in plants and even your own skin, is a hidden hero in the world of skincare. But beyond its fancy name, here's what makes it so special:

  • Moisture Magnet: Glycerin attracts and retains moisture in the skin, keeping it feeling hydrated, plump, and supple. This can be especially beneficial for dry or mature skin.
  • Soothing Savior: Glycerin's calming properties can help soothe irritation caused by eczema, sunburn, or even harsh weather conditions.
  • Protective Powerhouse: Glycerin may act as a barrier, shielding your skin from environmental aggressors like pollution and harsh winds.
  • Wound-Healing Helper: Studies suggest glycerin's ability to create a moist environment can aid in skin repair, promoting faster healing of minor cuts and scrapes.

So, next time you see "glycerin" on a skincare product label, remember it's not just a fancy word – it's a natural ingredient working wonders for your skin's health and beauty!

What are the benefits of glycerine?

  • Acts as a humectant
  • Hydrates the skin and hair
  • Carries other ingredients to the skin
  • Adds a sweet taste to oral care products
  • Reduces the need for synthetic preservatives
  • Can give a warm sensation on the skin

What are the benefits of a humectant?

The Importance of Hydration for Glowing Skin:

Our skin naturally holds moisture, but factors like heat, air conditioning, and even aging can lead to dehydration. Dehydrated skin appears dull and lacks that healthy bounce. While drinking plenty of water is crucial, it's often not enough. Here's where humectants come in as powerful allies.

Humectants: Moisture Magnets for Your Skin:

These amazing ingredients act like magnets, attracting moisture from the environment and drawing it into the deeper layers of your skin. This results in a well-hydrated complexion that looks fresh, plump, and radiant.

Hyaluronic Acid vs. Glycerin: A Natural Choice:

Hyaluronic acid is a popular humectant, but at [Your Brand Name], we believe glycerin offers a superior solution. Due to its smaller molecular size, glycerin penetrates the skin more effectively, delivering deep hydration.

Beyond Hydration: Glycerin's Added Benefits:

Glycerin's benefits extend beyond hydration. By attracting water, it creates an environment that discourages the growth of microbes, promoting product preservation and reducing the need for harsh chemicals. Additionally, its liquid consistency and solvent properties can replace water in formulations, further enhancing product shelf life.

Isn't that sweet?

Glycerine’s name is derived from glykys, the Ancient Greek word for ‘sweet’. It makes a good sweetener and unlike sugar, it is not used as a food source by the bacteria found in the mouth, which means it does not contribute to tooth decay or plaque.