Origin: Produced by the traditional method by hydrolysis of fats and fermentation of sugars (saponification of neutral oils) using alkali carbonates as in the production of soap.
Also Known As: Glycerin
Overview: Glycerin 99% USP is a humectant, emollient, and solvent. It is a polyhydric sugar alcohol present in all natural fats, oils and phospholipids, degraded to glucose (sugar) in the body. It protects the lipids of skin cells and it has effective emollient and lubricant properties.
- Skin care products
- Hair care products
- Color cosmetics
Ideal Concentration Level in Products: 2% to 5% in emulsions.