The Benefits of Glycerin for Your Skin:
We all hear about so many ingredients like Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide and the list goes on. Have you ever heard of Glycerin? If you haven't, don't stress it's one of those unsung heroes and hasn't had the same spotlight as all the ingredients I just mentioned.
The question is why do we use Glycerin in Lumi Glo's skincare? What are the skin benefits? Glycerin is known for how it helps the products themselves - it's known as a humectant. Humectants are moisturizing ingredients that work by drawing water from the atmosphere to hydrate and soften the skin. Its got amazing skin benefits and can be tolerated by all skin types.
It moisturizes the skin:
The key role of glycerin is moisture to the skin, if you struggle with dry skin or sensitive skin this ingredient is needed in your skincare routine. It attracts water and holds it to the skin like a magnet, keeping it well hydrated.
As a humectant Glycerin attracts and retains the moisture in the air and in deeper layers of the skin. It works better with other ingredients and paired with emollients and oils however, it’s a real powerhouse for parched skin.
Found naturally within the skin, which is why all skin types respond so well to it; it helps keep the skin moisturised inside and out. And if you’ve ever experienced dry or dehydrated skin, you’ll know that’s the key to a calm, comfortable complexion.
It helps protect the skin:
A skin-restoring ingredient is one that is found naturally in skin. Glycerin is one of those. It mimics what’s known as the skin’s natural moisturizing factor. We all know with aging that all these substances in our bodies deplete over time, that's why we need it in our skincare so our skin can look its best.
By choosing products that include Glycerin you can top these levels up. This amazing ingredient helps protect the skin from irritation by protecting the skin's barrier. This means less skin issues and less skin sensitivity.
It helps skin feel soft:
As well as hydrating and protecting skin barrier, Glycerin also helps improve the skin;'s texture and appearance. When combined in a formula with emollient ingredients Glycerin helps leave the skin feeling soft and importantly, supple. Plus, all that moisture that it's holding onto will help to make the skin look extra plump.
It's even a goodie for oily skin because it'll help to moisturise the skin without making it greasy. More hydration, less shine = happy skin.
It helps speed up the skin healing:
Glycerin has been shown to help skin heal faster too. By improving the skin’s function, it’s thought that it can help ensure your skin cells mature properly, directing them through their production cycle. This means it's amazing to help with dry and flakey skin.
It helps skincare work better:
Just like this clever multi tasking ingredient can draw molecules like water into the skin, it can do the same thing with your skincare products too.That's why we have added it into two of our formulations. Glycerin enhances the penetration of the formula’s actives into the skin.
Which Lumi Glo products contain Glycerin: