Glycerin

Our database has 1849 products that contain Glycerin.

Ingredient Description

An organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic compound that has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It acts a humectant in skincare products, meaning it helps skin retain moisture by pulling moisture from the air.

Alternate names: Glycerine ;Glycerol (INN); Glycerol (RIFM); Glycerolum (EP); Glycyl Alcohol; 1,2,3-Propanetriol; 1,2,3-Trihydroxypropane

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Glycerin Stats

  • Glycerin is a popular cosmetic ingredient!
  • 73% of products in our database contain it.
  • 2 users have liked this ingredient

Ingredient Functions

Humectant A substance that promotes retention of moisture.
Skin Conditioning to hydrate and soften skin
Skin Protecting to keep skin from being damaged to a certain degree
Solvent Capable of dissolving another substance.

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 34040
  • INCI Name: GLYCERIN
  • INN Name: glycerol
  • EC #:  200-289-5
  • Ph. Eur. Name: glycerolum
  • All Functions: Denaturant, Hair Conditioning, Humectant, Oral Care, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent, Viscosity Controlling
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