What is Glycerin Based Soap?

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All of our soaps that we make are Glycerin based. But what exactly is Glycerin? Read on....

Glycerin, or glycerol, is naturally derived from plant-based oils. 

Glycerin is a humectant, meaning it attracts moisture. When applied to the skin through soap, glycerin can cause a barrier on the skin that locks in existing moisture from washing, as well as drawing moisture from the atmosphere. This makes it one of the most widely used moisturising ingredients in the personal care sector.

A high glycerin content is proven to leave a smooth skin feel and possess good moisturising properties. It is often used in products that are created to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis in medical applications because of its ability to draw moisture through the skin from within.

Glycerin is also a beneficial ingredient in liquid soaps, especially haircare products. Shampoos containing glycerin can lock in moisture throughout the length of the hair, ideal for the manufacture of shampoos created for dry hair types.

All of our glycerin has been derived from vegetable sources, making all our products suitable for vegetarians and vegans.


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