Our database has 7446 products that contain Glycerin.

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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.

Glycerin is a popular cosmetic ingredient, with about 68.88% of the products in our database containing it.

Also known as: Vegetable Glycerin

Where it's used

Glycerin is most often found as ingredient number 4 within an ingredient list.

Of the 7 products in our database that have a known concentration of Glycerin, we've seen concentrations from 0.01% to 85% specified within their ingredient lists.

It is currently used 72223 times inside of skincare routines on SkinSort.

These are the categories of products that use Glycerin the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 34040
  • 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
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.