Is Glycerin Good for Your Skin & Face?

Behind water and camel milk , glycerin is one of the most frequently reported ingredients in cosmetics. It’s also a major ingredient in creams, soaps, shower gels . Using glycerin in its pure form is growing in popularity but there are things consumers need to be aware of if choosing to do this. The glycerin can positively affect your skin in a number of ways. Keep reading to find out how.

What is glycerin?

Glycerin, also known as glycerol, is a natural compound derived from vegetable oils or animal fats. It’s a clear, colorless, odorless, and syrupy liquid with a sweet taste.

Glycerin is a humectant a type of moisturizing agent that pulls water into the outer layer of your skin from deeper levels of your skin and the air. A humectant is a common moisturizing agent found in lotions, shampoos, and other beauty products used for your hair and skin. They’re known for their ability to retain moisture while also preserving the overall properties of the product at hand.

In skin care products, glycerin is commonly used for moisturizing agent, to trap the moisture it draws into the skin.

Glycerin is “the most effective humectant” available to increase hydration on the top layer of your skin, in comparison with numerous others, including:

Glycerin skin benefits

  • hydrate the outer layer of the skin epidermis
  • improve skin barrier function
  • provide protection against skin irritants
  • accelerate wound-healing processes
  • relieve dry skin
  • may help with psoriasis

Can glycerin irritate my skin?

As a humectant, glycerin draws water from the nearest source. Especially in low humidity conditions, the nearest source of water is the lower levels of your skin. This can dehydrate the skin, even to the point of blistering.

Because blistering can occur with undiluted glycerin or glycerin that’s not diluted enough, it’s a good idea to use products that have glycerin as an ingredient rather than using pure glycerin.

Many proponents of natural cosmetics recommend diluting glycerin with rosewater, as rosewater is thought to hydrate the skin and refine pores. A  rose had positive antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on the skin.

Additionally,  a combination of glycerin and hyaluronic acid, improves skin barrier function for up to 24 hours after application.

When choosing products with glycerin for your skin, consider talking with a dermatologist first to learn more about your specific skin type and what product would be best.

One option also available is glycerin soap , which is generally recommended for people with sensitive skin.

What benefits does glycerin soap offer?

Unlike many OTC soaps,  camel milk balm soap DESERT BLISS with glycerin is 100%-natural. It doesn’t contain alcohol, fragrances, or other chemical-based ingredients that could irritate your skin.

This makes Desert Bliss camel milk  soap friendly and a great option for people with sensitive skin.

Your skin’s natural oils are often stripped during the bathing process, whether from hot water or harsh products. Glycerin can help lock in your skin’s natural moisture and prevent over-drying.

This may be especially beneficial if you experience drying conditions like:

  • acne
  • eczema
  • dry skin
  • psoriasis
  • rozacea

At the same time, Desert bliss camel milk soap with glycerin is non greasy. This means it’s a good choice for anyone with oily or combination skin. Glycerin may also have  anti-aging benefits. According to a mice study reported , the ingredient can help even out your skin tone and texture. This may reduce the appearance of fine lines and other surface blemishes.

From plant protein to the gut microbiome

From plant protein to the gut microbiome, active nutrition is an area that offers ample opportunities

Several factors, such as genetics, age, environment, diet, and lifestyle, can influence gut microbiome. Since dietary habits differ as per geographical factors, the variations can also be seen in the microbiome of different populations. Diet-based changes have been observed irrespective of the age of the population. While different diet compositions can impact the microbiome profiles, consuming an unbalanced diet over some time, along with an unhealthy lifestyle, can also impact the microbiome . People with obesity and overweight have been reported to show a lower gut microbiome diversity.

Post-exercise nutrition: Gut health, inflammation, and recovery the importance of the gut microbiome to post-exercise recovery.

The recovery piece of post-workout is also very dependent on total gut health

So much of the immune function, as well as chronic systemic inflammation, can begin in the gut – and so keeping the microbiome healthy, making sure that … you are getting a plant-rich diet that is full of healthy fibres, the prebiotic compounds that feed the microbiome – that helps in recovery because we have anti-inflammatory compounds that don't just stay in the gut, but travel throughout the body.

Getting in your carbohydrate, and hopefully, rapidly emptying, getting to the source, to the muscle cell, and that not causing stomach upset

There is a balance to be struck.

Post-workout you don't want … an overabundance of anti-inflammatory or antioxidant compounds; they can limit recovery and growth, because inflammation is actually the start of recovery

Collagen and creatine in the spotlight
Which ingredients are trending in the active nutrition space?

Protein has gone into everything possible for the purposes of delivering something more accessible.

Collagen was interesting “because it's almost like the white tissue as opposed to the red tissue.

You don't have strong muscles if you don't have strong connective tissue… certainly in terms of product availability and new product launches

An expanded role for creatine, which helps to deliver the energy for the exercise – but it also is a very potent anti-inflammatory. Creatine was having a renaissance

It's not really gone away, but  became boring to people but interestingly … people are realizing just where it can play within the brain, as  anti-inflammatory.

Easy Ways to Prevent Transepidermal Water Loss!


If you’re experiencing dry, flaky, or dull skin, there’s a good chance it’s because of transepidermal water loss (or TEWL for short).

What is transepidermal water loss? This term refers to a simple physiological phenomenon: when water passively evaporates through the skin and into the air. This process is completely normal and inevitable. In fact, transepidermal water loss is happening to everyone throughout the entire day, although the process accelerates dramatically at night.

Why do I feel thirsty after waking up.

Your skin loses more water while you sleep than you are awake. Losing water from the skin is called trans epidermal water loss and it happens at the end of the day and into the night. Overnight when you don`t have a protective layer of natural oils on your skin you lose more water. If you often wake up in the morning with skin that feels dry or tight, you may be experiencing excessive transepidermal water loss (TEWL) overnight.

How Does Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL) Impact the Skin?

Signs of skin dehydration and dryness will begin to appear when the rate of water loss from the epidermis is faster than the skin’s ability to rehydrate. If you’re suffering from excessive transepidermal water loss, you will begin to notice some or all of the key indicators of dehydrated and dry skin, including flaking, roughness, and increased visibility of fine lines. Feelings of tightness and discomfort are also signs of excessive transepidermal water loss.

What Causes Transepidermal Water Loss?

Some transepidermal water loss is inevitable due to the nature of the skin itself, but there are several factors that can exacerbate the process and lead to dry, dehydrated skin. These factors include being in low-humidity climates and employing aggressive skincare practices, such as over cleansing or using too many harsh ingredients.

How to Prevent Transepidermal Water Loss

Use a gentle cleanser 

Over cleansing (cleansing too often) and using a cleanser  formulated with strong natural ingredients are two factors that can cause the skin barrier to weaken over time, hindering it’s ability to lock in moisture effectively. As a result, swapping out your current product for a more gentle cleanser will help to keep the skin barrier operating optimally, and prevent the symptoms of TEWL.

We recommend using the DESERT BLISS LIGHT CAMEL MILK FOAM  twice a day, morning and night. This cleanser was developed  to cleanse and refresh the skin, without over-stripping the skin and compromising the natural skin barrier.

Use a hydrating camel milk cream for extra moisture

Adding a cream to your daily skincare routine is an opportunity to prevent transepidermal water loss by delivering powerful concentrations of hydrating ingredients to the skin after cleansing. Our DESERT BLISS Anti age luxury camel milk day cream SPF 50  contains a high concentration of Hyaluronic Acid, an ingredient that draws moisture into the skin, and helps the skin to retain that moisture. It also contains natural vitamins  to soothe dry skin.

Ingredients That Work to Avoid TEWL

Enriching your skincare regime with highly effective ingredients  that help to hydrate, support and maintain the skin barrier can help to reduce the signs of TEWL. Here are some key ingredients to look for in your skincare routine to help minimize symptoms:

CERAMIDES are natural lipids (oils) that are a key component of the skin. They make up over 50% of the skin and are an essential part of the skin barrier function in the stratum corneum, so continually applying them through skincare, plays an important role in protecting against transepidermal water loss. The CAMEL MILK RANGE DESERT BLISS  was developed due to natural camel milk rich in ceramides deliver three essential ceramides (1, 3 and 6-11) to the skin.

HYALURONIC ACID  is a humectant, which means it is powerful in retaining moisture in the skin. Look for cleansers, serums, or moisturisers with hyaluronic acid to build hydration into your skincare routine.

Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3 that can help soothe the skin and lead to an improvement in the skin’s ability to retain moisture.

Like hyaluronic acid, GLYCERIN is a powerful humectant. This ingredient captures water and keeps it in the skin, while also enhancing the penetration of other skincare ingredients. Look for glycerin in emollients, moisturisers and cleansers


DESERT BLISS range of camel milk skincare products help maintain the skin barrier while being gentle on the skin. View our full product range for dry skin types or more skincare options containing the ingredients that help protect against transepidermal water loss.