glyc·​er·​in | \ ˈglis-rən How to pronounce glycerin (audio) , ˈgli-sə- \
variants: or glycerine

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Recent Examples on the Web Made with hydrating glycerin, this is a cleanser that won’t leave you with that too-tight feeling on your skin. SELF, 19 July 2022 Good Housekeeping Seal star L’Oréal Paris’s creamy concealer, infused with softening glycerin, vitamin E and sunflower seed oil, is a cover-up specifically for mature skin. April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, 8 June 2022 Its whipped texture transforms into a sumptuous cream when blended with water, infusing hydrating and nourishing aloe vera, calming allantoin, and complexion-smoothing glycerin into your skin. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 May 2022 This cream uses glycerin and squalane, which provide hydration that penetrates deep below the skin’s surface. The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 June 2022 Like a refreshing drink for oily, combination or acne-prone skin, No7’s moisturizer hydrates with lipids, glycerin and plant-derived sugars without heaviness or greasiness, thanks to a featherlight gel texture. April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, 17 June 2022 Eucalyptus, birch leaf, Canadian balsam leaf, glycerin and vitamin B5 work hard to clean and moisturize your body. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 May 2022 White Nectarine & Pear Color Protect Shampoo contains panthenol to thoroughly hydrate the hair and glycerin to draw in even more moisture. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 May 2022 This do-it-all moisturizer contains skin-barrier-strengthening niacinamide, firming peptides, and hydration-boosting glycerin. ELLE, 15 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of glycerin

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glycerin

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

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The first known use of glycerin was in 1830

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9 Aug 2022

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“Glycerin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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variants: or glycerine \ ˈglis-​(ə-​)rən How to pronounce glycerin (audio) \

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