This sweet-tasting, clear, syrupy liquid is made by combining water and vegetable oil (coconut). Non-irritating and soothing, it can be used on even the most sensitive skin, and is a common ingredient in clear soaps. In foods, beverages and personal care products, glycerin serves as a humectant, sweetener and may help preserve products.

When it is applied to the skin, it seals in moisture that might otherwise escape. This explains why it is used in skin care products to prevent or combat dry skin. In addition to keeping skin hydrated, it also helps skin looks smooth and healthy.

It can be a very good solution for hair that is brittle, dry or frizzy. It can prevent natural hair from breaking, as it helps to strengthen the hair. Its moisturizing property helps people who have flaky and dry scalps.