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When it comes to water-retaining humectants, Hyaluronic Acid tends to take the spotlight. But did you know that glycerin, a plant-derived colourless and odourless liquid, is also incredibly effective at moisturising the skin?
This natural moisturiser works like a sponge, drawing water to the outer layer of the dermis and leaving it plumped and hydrated. What may surprise you is that in comparison to hyaluronic acid, glycerin has a smaller molecular size so it actually penetrates much deeper into the skin’s surface while decreasing water loss – making it suitable for dry skin types.
It’s also suitable for use on acne and oily skin types due to its non-comedogenic texture, while drier skin types will benefit from its ability to lock in moisture and protect the skin from cold winter weather and central heating. In short, there’s no skin type it can’t help.
How to incorporate glycerin into your skincare routine.The good news is that glycerin is really easy to introduce into your skincare routine and is a core ingredient within the CeraVe range. Discover three of our best-selling moisturisers enriched with Glycerin.
CeraVe’s Moisturising Cream is an effective way of providing dry skin on the body with all-day hydration. It’s formulated with hyaluronic acid, glycerin and three naturally occurring ceramides that work together to support the skin barrier and retain moisture. CeraVe’a patented MVE® delivery technology also helps to deliver controlled, long-lasting hydration.
CeraVe’s lightweight AM Facial Moisturising Lotionhas broad-spectrum SPF25 protection within its formula to help defend the skin against UVA and UVB rays. As well as protecting the skin on the face, it also provides all-day hydration with our star ingredient glycerin, alongside hyaluronic acid and three naturally occurring ceramides. It spreads into the skin easily and dries with a clear finish, making it the ideal base for makeup or wearing alone.
Designed to be applied in the evening as the last step in your routine, CeraVe’s PM Facial Moisturising Lotion is ultra-lightweight yet capable of locking in moisture for up to 24 hours. It also combines the hydrating benefits of hyaluronic acid and glycerin alongside three naturally occurring ceramides in a hydrating formula. This makes it suitable for normal to dry skin types.
Glycerin isn’t just beneficial in moisturisers – in fact, it’s also used to add hydration to cleansers too. CeraVe’s Hydrating Cleanser, for example, is formulated for normal to dry skin that’s prone to irritation thanks to ingredients such as glycerin, hyaluronic acid and ceramides. It’s also fragrance-free, non-foaming and increases skin hydration after just one use.