Since its discovery in the eighteenth century as a byproduct of soap, the syrupy, clear liquid known as Glycerin has been used in beauty products. Despite its long history (or more recently, those kid-friendly Glycerin soap craft kits), this simple but powerful moisturizer often goes unappreciated for the wonders it can do for skin.
On top of its ability to pull moisture from the air like a sponge, which prevents water loss that can make skin feel tight, Glycerin softens and helps ingredients like Ceramides and Fatty Acids work better. Hydrated, silky skin is naturally going to appear more youthful, but on top of that, it also binds to plumping collagen and stabilizes it while speeding up the skin’s healing process.
These protective and healing qualities make Glycerin suitable for sensitive skin and anyone else looking for a really effective moisturizer or hydrating product - something we all should be thinking about this time of the year. At SHEN we’ve got products for head to toe that use this powerhouse ingredient to soften, soothe and support the skin.
For The Face:
VENN’s Age-Response Compound K Hyaluronic Booster
is the total anti-aging package - it can even work as an alternative to Vitamin C serums for those sensitive to them. It is packed with B Vitamins, Ginseng and five different weights of Hyaluronic Acid, which when combined with Glycerin does an even better job of boosting hydration.
Decree’s SOS Revitalising Sheet Mask
is like a cool drink of water for dry, irritated skin. A favorite of our estheticians for its healing properties, this gel mask is so effective because of the gorgeous Rose Water, Glycerin, Aloe and Niacinamide it is soaked in.
This Blue Light Serum
does what its name implies - protect from the damage caused by blue light from computers, devices, and the sun - but it also repairs past damage and reduces inflammation in the skin.
Blue Light Serum
Act + Acre’s Cold Processed Cleanse Shampoo
is uniquely formulated so that ingredients like Moringa and Baobab Oils work at their most powerful alongside Glycerin to hydrate and balance the scalp. After one wash, you’ll be amazed at how fresh yet nourished your scalp feels.
Unlike other scrubs that can strip hair and turn it into a tangled mess, G.Tox Himalayan Salt Scalp Scrub
has a whipped texture studded with Himalayan Pink Salt that gently exfoliates and massages. Glycerin and uplifting plant oils make this weekly treatment spa-worthy.
Corpus Naturals Body Wash
is far more indulgent than the soaps used three hundred years ago. With intoxicating rose, sandalwood and citrus scents, this gently hydrating cleanser will have you looking forward to every shower.
We don’t just age from the neck up, and thankfully Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Anti-Aging Body Cream
makes using her skincare-level formulas all over a breeze. Skin feels supple, smooth and velvety soft after applying this silky cream.
Stop ingrown hairs before they start with Fur’s Ingrown Eliminator Serum
, which calms irritation and smooths down bumps thanks to witch hazel, glycerin and aloe. Fur’s products are ideal for the pubic area but this can be used on the upper lip, underarm, or anywhere else you might find yourself getting pesky ingrown hairs.
Age-Response Compound K Hyaluronic Booster
Botanical Infused Sebu-Wash Gel Cleanser
Golden Hour Recovery Cream
Hoppin’ Fresh Deodorant
Moisture-Balance All-In-One Face Cleanser
Middlemist Seven Hydrating Cleanser
The Big Clean Volumizing + Lash Care Mascara-Intense Black
Concentrated 1 Vitamin A Serum
Cold Processed® Cleanse Shampoo
Doctor Rogers Restore Healing Balm
Think Big All-in-One Mascara
Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask
Mint Natural Toothpaste
Lid Glow: Cream Shadow
PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer
PlantGenius Line-Filling Eye Balm
G.Tox Himalayan Salt Scalp Scrub
Sport Waterproof Mascara
The Anthemis Soothing Moisturizer
SOS Revitalising Eye Mask
Love & Haight Hydrating Moisturizer
Hydrate + Firm Eye Cream
Back to Life Hydrating Serum
Corpus Natural Body Wash
Vitamin B Activated All-In-One Concentrate
Charcoal + Mint Toothpaste
GoopGlow Cloudberry Jelly Exfoliating Cleanser
Synbiotic Polyamine Body Wash
The Pioneer Mattifying Moisturizer
Willow & Sweet Agave Plumping Lip Mask
Probiotics Cica Complex Biome Booster
Heavy Mettle Hand Cream
Polly Plum Calming Body Cream
Salvation Jane Omega Rich Moisturizer
Synbiotic Polyamine Shampoo
Goldfaden Radiance Repair Serum
Mandelic Acid + Superfood Unity Exfoliant, Travel
Eyelights Cream Eyeshadow