Benefits of Glycerin Soap on your Skin

Updated on February 11, 2013
Glycerin soaps are transparent, but can be different colors
Glycerin soaps are transparent, but can be different colors

I used to hate going to buy new facial soaps. So many chemicals to read! Even the soaps that are branded as “natural” contain some ingredients I can’t even pronounce. I thought I didn’t have a choice. I thought I was doomed to using these chemicals on my face until I learned to make my own soap.

And then…

…I learned about glycerin soap. I had heard about glycerin before, mainly as one of the main ingredients in some of the products I use, but I had never heard of glycerin soap (maybe I need to get out more).

I was walking the aisles of my local CVS, searching for new beauty products (that’s kind of like my hobby), when I happened to look at the foreign products section, which only includes items from Latin America. I saw a bar soap in a very simple box. The box wasn’t pretentious; it didn’t look like it was trying to sell me anything. This called my attention. Like I do with everything else, I pulled out my phone and googled it. I liked what I read and bought it.

In a few words: I LOVE IT!

Glycerin captures the water molecules in its surroundings...
Glycerin captures the water molecules in its surroundings...

Benefits of glycerin soap

Moisturizer

My face is a funny mixture of oily and dry. So, whenever I moisturize, the oily parts get super oily, and whenever I try to get rid of the oil, the dry parts get super dry. So caring for my facial skin was like caring for two faces. Glycerin has made my life so much easier. Glycerin is a wonderful moisturizer that works perfectly on both areas of my skin: dry and oily.

The way glycerin works is by drawing water molecules and sealing them in. It does its job so well that if you were to put a drop of pure glycerin on your tongue it would create a blister, so don’t do that. But washing your face with a glycerin facial bar will get rid of the oils and impurities that can clog your skin, without getting rid of the natural oils your face needs to stay beautiful.

This reminds me…

And it seals in the water molecules, retaining the  moisture.
And it seals in the water molecules, retaining the moisture.

Glycerin facial bar is great for acne and sensitive skins

Ever since I started using coconut oil, my face doesn’t really break out as much, except when I’m really stressed out or before my period. But glycerin soap has really helped my skin clear up, even in during those ugly days!

Glycerin is a wonderful help for those with acne prone and sensitive skin. It gets rid of impurities and oil without over drying skin, which is the problem I had with the cleansers that contain salicylic acid. These products usually get rid of impurities and oils, but leave your face feeling like stretched rubber, which only prompts your skin to create more oil, creating more pimples, etc…You get the picture.

Eczema and psoriasis

Because glycerin soap doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals, it is a great option for those with skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis. However, make sure you are buying the PURE glycerin kind. There are some brands that contain more than glycerin even though they advertise as being pure. Always read your labels!

Wrinkles and stretch marks

Keeping your skin moisturized is the secret to keeping healthy skin, which will help you prevent premature wrinkling and stretch marks. So glycerin is also wonderful to keep you looking youthful!

And the best part is that glycerin soaps are relatively cheap and very easy to find!

So happy shopping and label reading!!

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        Nadya 

        13 months ago

        Hey, thanks for the article. I've been dealing with mixed skin types, very dry skin and lately acne-related problems. Would you care to share your full face routine? I think it might be good for me too...

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        Peter 

        2 years ago

        I am using glycerin soaps with neem. I can confirm everything this article talks about. The neem in these soaps adds an additional benefit that stops skin infections and also prevents them. The brand I'm using is www.JustNeem.com . You also find them at Whole Foods.

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        Silver Q 

        3 years ago

        Thank you very much, War lay!

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        Silver Q 

        3 years ago

        Hi, Vuyeka Leeu,

        These soaps are usually available at any health food store, or you can just order one online. I've never ordered mine online, so unfortunately, I wouldn't be able to recommend a specific site. Sorry...

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        War lay 

        3 years ago

        This is very useful.Thank you very much..

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