INGREDIENT

Glycerine

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Humectant
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Products with this ingredient

Discover the laws of attraction with glycerine, a humectant and a carrier that locks in moisture and effective ingredients, such as essential oils, into the skin. It is often used for its water absorbing qualities helping some products become self-preserving.

Description

Description

Glycerine is a byproduct of soap manufacturing and can be either synthetic or derived from plants or animals. When a caustic or highly alkaline material like sodium hydroxide is added to animal fats or vegetable oils (such as olive or coconut) glycerine is formed along with a fatty part, which is actually soap. The glycerine in Lush products is completely palm-free and vegan-friendly. It is derived from rapeseed oil grown in the UK.

In a similar way to honey, this clear, viscous liquid absorbs free water into its structure, creating an inhospitable environment for microbes, and making it an ideal substitute for water in products such as shower gels and creams.

Glycerine is also known for its sweet taste - in fact, its name is derived from glykys, the Ancient Greek word for ‘sweet’! Unlike sugar, glycerine is not used as a food source by the bacteria found in the mouth, which means it does not contribute to tooth decay or plaque.

Glycerine can be found in these products
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Products with this ingredient
Glycerine can be found in these products
It's Raining Men shower gel
Shower Gel
Ooooohhh honey!
HK$180.00
250g
Jujube Eyeliner
Eyeliner
Emerald city
HK$200.00
Each
A yellow blob of nana shower gel
Shower Gel
A rich, caramel cleanse
HK$90.00
120g
A blue body lotion blob
Body Conditioner
Its mint to be
HK$320.00
225g