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

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Shea butter is the star ingredient here, plus the humectant glycerin that draws moisture into your skin. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "I Used Only Kylie Skin Products For a Whole Week. Here's My Honest Review.," 29 May 2019 Other ingredients in the serum are hydrators like glycerin, safflower seed oil, and panthenol, as well as antioxidants like ferulic acid and green tea leaf extract. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "I Used Only Kylie Skin Products For a Whole Week. Here's My Honest Review.," 29 May 2019 The moisturizer contains shea butter, fruit extracts, alow, and glycerin. Meagan Fredette, Teen Vogue, "Does KylieSkin Care Live Up To The Hype?," 22 May 2019 The thermal spring water and glycerin, a humectant that attracts water, in the formula work to instantly flood your skin with hydration, while the oil creates an impermeable barrier to lock it in. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, Glamour, "The No-Frills Face Cream That Tackles the Toughest Dry Spots," 27 Aug. 2018 This no-frills sunscreen from Walgreens contains glycerin and aloe vera to hydrate and soothe stressed-out skin. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, ""Consumer Reports" Just Dropped Its List of Best Sunscreens for Summer 2019," 2 May 2019 First, humectants, such as glycerin, are often found in moisturizers and actually add water back to the skin, John G. Zampella, M.D., assistant professor in the Ronald O. Perelman department of dermatology at NYU Langone Health, tells SELF. Jenn Sinrich, SELF, "What You Should Know Before Using a Trendy New Face Oil," 13 Mar. 2019 There's also the Bio-Complex Moisturizer ($35) included in the collection, which is formulated with a trio of hydrating powerhouse ingredients: hyaluronic acid, squalane, and glycerin. Lauren Swanson, Allure, "Amazon Launches Its First-Ever Skin-Care Line Today — and Everything's Under $40," 20 Mar. 2019 Credit goes to a plethora of fast-absorbing moisturizing ingredients, including glycerin, grape seed oil, shea butter, and coconut oil. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "The 8 Best Hand Creams to Moisturize Dry, Cracked Hands ASAP," 6 Dec. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of glycerin

technical : a thick, sweet, clear liquid used in making medicines, food, soap, etc.


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

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