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What It Does
Glycerin is a moisturizing and smoothing powerhouse, naturally attracting more moisture to itself. It provides major hydration to the outer layer of skin, improves skin barrier functions, and acts as an emollient to soften skin.
Why It Works
Glycerin is hygroscopic, meaning it attracts moisture from the air and into the skin. Due to its low molecular weight and ability to mimic the skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF), glycerin is able to draw moisture into the deeper layers of the skin and restore hydration to the skin.