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Glycerin is widely used in skin care preparations for its ability to soften and sooth skin. It is thought to work due its hygroscopic nature – or ability to attract water from air.

Glycerin has been around for a long, long time so it's not really sexy to talk about it anymore, but it is a highly effective ingredient where it is incorporated into skin care products for the following reasons;
1. humectant action (to attact water to skin) which restores skin's suppleness
2. skin barrier action to protect against moisture loss

Because it has such great water attracting properties, it is never used alone as it could potentially lead to skin dryness. It is always mixed with water or another ingredient. It is non-toxic, gentle and tolerated well by almost everyone. For this reason, glycerin is widely used in products designed for use on children's skin.

You'll find glycerin in a range of skin care preparations including:

Moisturizing soaps
Moisturizing creams and lotions
Shaving Cream
Hair Care Products
Glycerin is an active ingredient in UltimaSkin Honey and Soy Moisturizer, specially formulated for dry skin.

If you want to incorporate glycerin into your skin care regimen, then consider [Link Removed]  With added glycerin, this formulation is a must for dry, dehydrated skin.  

Sharmani Pillay is a Registered Pharmacist who specializes in anti aging skin care. She owns and operates an online skin care store at [Link Removed] 

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