Glycerin Soaps – A natural Humectant
Meaning of Glycerin
Glycerin, also known as glycerol, is a thick, transparent and non-toxic liquid that is commonly found in soaps. Glycerin is a natural by-product of the saponification process. Glycerin is a non-toxic natural oil that has beneficial hygroscopic (the ability to collect moisture) properties. Glycerin Soap is free from chemicals and is great for moisturization and hydration.When oil reacts with alkaline, it forms soap and glycerol. It is common for glycerin to be made this way, with chemists going so far as to formulate soaps in order to extract the glycerin to use in other cosmetic products such as lotions and conditioners.
The properties of glycerin make it a desirable ingredient for many applications including cosmetics, pharmaceutical, food, crafts and even vaping! Here we look at the benefits of adding glycerin to our soap bases.
Benefits of Glycerin
Glycerin is a humectant, meaning it attracts moisture. When applied to the skin through cosmetics, glycerin can cause a barrier on the skin that locks in existing moisture from washing, as well as drawing moisture from the atmosphere. This makes it one of the most widely used moisturizing ingredients in the personal care sector.
Glycerin is also a beneficial ingredient in liquid soaps, especially haircare products. Shampoos containing glycerin can lock in moisture throughout the length of the hair, ideal for the manufacture of shampoos created for dry hair types.
All our glycerin has been derived from vegetable sources, making many of our products suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
HOW CAN GLYCERIN SOAP IMPROVE YOUR DAILY ROUTINE?
We use Glycerin Soap in our products because its all-natural properties clean and moisturize without harm or irritation to your skin. Glycerin is a byproduct of the soap making process and is composed of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen. Because of its neutral ph, Glycerin Soap adapts naturally to the skin while helping it to retain water, balance levels of sebum produced, and soften tissue. This will help defend skin against blemishes and impurities, while keeping your skin soft. Glycerin soap has an overall calming effect on the skin. This combined with its antibacterial properties make it a formidable opponent to irritations,like dermatitis and eczema. Glycerin also has hygroscopic characteristics that will keep you skin from drying, thus defending you against acne, dandruff, redness, and razor burn.
Many people are surprised at how good their skin feel after using one of our soaps in the shower and ask, “What are you putting in there to make it so amazing?”We say “Glycerin”
Here are some other great benefits of Glycerin besides hydrating your skin and not leaving you feeling dry and scratchy.
The skin nourishing properties of our handcrafted soaps with glycerin can be used every day in the bath or shower. Its regular use will help your skin look healthier and attractive. It can help even out your skin tone and texture and may reduce the appearance of lines and other surface blemishes.
Glycerin can help cells grow and heal acting as a natural medication for fungal infections like eczema and psoriasis. It can reduce bruising and repair infected tissue and cells more quickly.
Glycerin also increases epidermal layer thickness and improves barrier function locking moisture in and keeping harmful environmental elements out of your skin.
Be glad our Natural Soaps have Glycerin naturally produced in them so you can Enjoy a Spa Day - Everyday! It's just virtuous. fresh. amusing.