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Vegetable glycerin is a plant-derived humectant commonly added to skincare products because of its ability to attract and bind moisture to the skin. Glycerin is kind of a super hero when it comes to keeping your skin hydrated. Even if you don’t suffer with dry skin, using products that are glycerin based will keep your skin moist and also aid in the prevention of premature aging. Other benefits include improving skin’s texture and battling environmental pollutants by creating a protective barrier. These are just a few of the advantages of glycerin, which has been incorporated into the Profile skincare line to help you stay younger longer.
ACTION Rehydrating Cleanser
This daily facial cleanser is designed specifically for men’s skin, which varies from women’s in texture, thickness, pH, and moisture. Men also have bigger pores and perspire more. ACTION is formulated to remove the dirt and debris that gets trapped in pores without stripping away the beneficial oils that help keep the skin healthy. It’s glycerin based, which means it will not only attract but retain moisture. When combined with sodium benzoate, a bacteria fighting preservative also found in this rehydrating cleanser, the result is well-hydrated skin that stays moist longer and has fewer breakouts.
REVITALIZE Detoxifying Face Scrub
Exfoliating weekly is a necessary part of keeping your skin radiant. Most cells regenerate every month, but some of the more stubborn ones need a little encouragement. As one of the main components of REVITALIZE, glycerin will pull moisture to your skin and keep it there so it isn’t washed away during exfoliation. Saccharide isomerate, another humectant found in REVITALIZE, works to improve desquamation or the sloughing off of dead cells that when left lingering cause dull, ashy skin and keep moisture from reaching the underlying layers. These two ingredients work together to leave skin glowing and well-hydrated.
PRO-COMFORT Triple Action Shave Gel
Shaving with soap can leave your skin dry and often irritated. Pro-Comfort can rescue your skin from these adverse effects while helping maintain pH balance and tone, all of which will reduce the signs of aging. Regardless, shaving can still strip skin of moisture, which is why this triple-action gel is fortified with glycerin. Not only will it keep skin hydrated, but because of its healing properties, it can also minimize irritation and help nicks heal faster. (Hint: For a closer shave, exfoliate first to make those hair follicles stand up straight and give you their full attention.)
LIFT Anti-Gravity Moisturizer
Your best defense against gravity is keeping the skin moist and firm. LIFT’s special blend of lipids and intense moisturizers help support and increase the skin’s elasticity and hydration. Though the body naturally produces hyaluronic acid, which acts as a humectant to pull and bind moisture to the skin, as we age the water content in our body decreases, and this is one way in which our skin loses its moisture and flexibility. The sodium hyaluronate in LIFT is a supplemental salt form of hyaluronic acid. It penetrates into the layers of skin easily and when combined with glycerin, it creates a skin barrier that further seals in moisture but also protects skin from the harsh environment.
RECHARGE Age-Combating Serum
In the ongoing battle against aging, RECHARGE is a great weapon. It contains bio-mimetic peptides that work to increase collagen production and reduce visual signs of aging by diminishing fine lines and wrinkles and perfecting tone and texture of the skin. Propanediol, a main ingredient in this miracle serum, is an emollient that soothes and softens the skin by supporting its natural water levels. When paired with glycerin, another main component, skin has the ability to build up moisture and keep it there.
REVIVE Eye-Rescue Serum
Rescue your eyes from premature aging by using an under-eye cream formulated with moisturizing ingredients from the Amazon Rain Forest to diminish dark circles and fight fine lines. (Because crow’s feet belong on crows.) Though it’s not a replacement for a proper night’s sleep, REVIVE is a fast-acting remedy for tired eyes. The glycerin it contains will help keep the delicate tissue around your peepers from thinning, wrinkling, and losing elasticity. It also contains sodium lactate, which works as a buffering agent that basically helps regulate and maintain the pH of skin. But it’s also a humectant that increases skin’s moisture content by upwards of 80%. It holds second place in water-retaining capacity only to hyaluronate acid that we’ve already learned helps restore and maintain the water our skin loses daily.
DEFEND Hydrating Facial Sunscreen
The sun’s rays are one of the leading causes of premature aging. This is because it breaks down the collagen in the skin, sometimes causing irreversible damage. Collagen is what gives our skin its elasticity and shape. Though collagen can be added to our skin with supplements, it’s important to protect and retain what we have. This is why applying sunscreen is necessary each time you leave the house. The great thing about DEFEND is that it can protect you from the sun but actually help erase some of the sun’s damage. Part of the reason for this is because it contains glycerin, which is a known wound healer but also works to protect the skin from further environmental harm.