glycerin

noun

glyc·​er·​in ˈgli-s(ə-)rən How to pronounce glycerin (audio)
variants or glycerine

Examples of glycerin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That's all thanks to good old glycerin, a humectant known for its hydrating properties. Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 11 Jan. 2024 Instead of cocoa and shea butters, this lightweight sunscreen is formulated with glycerin, a powerful humectant that helps skin attract and retain water, as well as vitamin E, which works as an antioxidant to help prevent sun damage at the cellular level. Macaela MacKenzie, Allure, 1 Jan. 2024 Formulated with retinol, this eye cream focuses on cellular turnover while supporting deep hydration with the addition of glycerin, a natural humectant that draws in moisture and prevents water loss. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 30 Nov. 2023 The formula contains a hydrating serum and glycerin, which minimize imperfections, and it is specifically designed for mature skin. Megan Schaltegger, Peoplemag, 14 July 2023 The Grace & Stella Under-Eye Masks blanket the under-eyes in hydrating hyaluronic acid, line-smoothing glycerin, and rejuvenating fructose to reduce the appearance of puffy dark circles and wrinkles. Alexandra Domrongchai, Travel + Leisure, 3 Nov. 2023 The serum uses potent antioxidants to fortify the skin against these toxins and other aggressors (including but not limited to the moisturizing duo of glycerin and squalane, plus vitamins B, C, and E). Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 12 Oct. 2023 Made with plumping sodium hyaluronate and hydrating glycerin, but no fragrance (a rarity in the luxury skin-care space), a dollop applied twice daily gives all skin types (even sensitive ones) a softer, smoother appearance over time. Liana Schaffner, Allure, 21 Sep. 2023 To help achieve that, the brand rooted the gel-cream most of the formula — 89% to be exact — in skin care (it's powered by glycerin and squalane to moisturize and nourish). Jackie Fields, Peoplemag, 22 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

French glycérine, from Greek glykeros sweet; akin to Greek glykys

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of glycerin was in 1830

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Cite this Entry

“Glycerin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glycerin. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

glycerin

noun
glyc·​er·​in
variants or glycerine

Medical Definition

glycerin

noun
glyc·​er·​in
variants or glycerine

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