A colorless, odorless, syrupy, sweet liquid, usually obtained from natural fats and oil.
- Sweetening and preserving food
- Manufacture of cosmetics, perfumes, inks, and certain glues and cements
- Solvent and automobile antifreeze
- Skin emollients (Moisturizer)
- Promotes Skin Cell Maturation: Glycerin, or glycerol, can fight the effects of skin diseases such as psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin disease in which the skin cells shed too quickly, before they are properly mature, causing thickened, scaly skin. The application of glycerin can interrupt this abnormal process, and allows the cells to reach full maturation before shedding. The compound can also help wounds heal more quickly in some cases.
- Maintains Water Balance: Glycerin is what is called a humectant, meaning that it attracts water. When glycerin or glycerol is applied to the skin, it seals in moisture that might otherwise escape. Glycerin helps maintain the skin’s water balance on an intercellular level. Glycerin in lotions or other skin care products can help prevent or combat dry skin.
- Improve Appearance of Skin: In addition to keeping the moisture level of the skin on track, the cosmetic effect of glycerin on skin is that the skin looks healthier and more attractive with the use of glycerin. The improved appearance of skin is due in part to the fact that the skin is hydrated and does not have the characteristic scaly look of dry skin. The fact that glycerin can have a therapeutic effect on wounds and other skin diseases also contributes to skin looking healthier and smoother.
- Food Applications: Vegetable Glycerine used in food applications is USP Grade or over 99% pure and has a sweet taste. It metabolizes differently than sugar and is used in low carb foods for sweetness and moisture.
- Consult your doctor/physician.
Unknown, please consult with your doctor.
glycerine or glycerol
Source: Live Strong, http://www.livestrong.com/article/78934-effects-glycerin-skin/
Source: Global Healing, http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/what-is-vegetable-glycerin/
Dictionary Reference, www.dictionary.reference.com/browse/glycerol