Thanks to you MUAer's I found this :) Jojoba and avocado oils have been my moisturizers for a year or so and have worked wonderfully. But I needed a boost since moving to a drier climate. Vegetable glycerine is awesome, has made my skin feel plump and hydrated. I have been using it for a couple of days and the difference is remarkable. My dry flakey retin-a patches ( worse now indrier climate) Glowy, plump, smooth skin that doesn't need as much foundation. And the best part? This stuff is DIRT CHEAP.
I love this, it's very versatile. I also love that it's vegetable glycerin. You will read about all the benefits of glycerin, but you only get them from vegetable glycerin. Not the cheap kind derived from petroleum, that kind is actually very bad for your skin.
Love this product to death. I have my fellow MUA reviewers to thank for putting me on to it and I'm now adding my own 5/5 rating. This is so much better than any branded moisturizer I've tried and it's very cheap considering how much product you get! I bought a 118ml bottle for $5. And seeing as you only need a pea-sized drop everyday, this bottle will last at least 6 months!
What I like most about it is that you're not adding any extra [unnecessary] junk to your face. I've always had a suspicion that moisturizers I've used in the past are doing more harm than good. They're always loaded with who knows what chemicals, probably all clogging pores even if they say they aren't, and I've never had proof that the extra ingredients are worth it. Well, vegetable glycerine is my proof. All you have to do is drop 3 or 4 drops from the bottle in your hand and then add 5 or 6 drops of water, mix and apply. It lasts the entire day and it doesn't feel heavy on your skin (as I've felt with other cream-based moisturizers.) Another awesome bonus is that if you happen to have a blemish/pimple/cut, vegetable glycerine will NOT irritate it, unlike others. Anyway, I highly recommend this as a moisturizer. Works so well, it's cheap, goes on well under make-up and you don't have to avoid your lips because it can be ingested as well as used topically. :) Definitely buying more when this runs out.
Accidentally stumbled upon this product review and I am so bloody glad that I did. This is one of the cheap and awesome products that I have tried in a very very long time. My daughter has very dry skin...even Moo Goo moisturizers did not help after a while...I happened to have this in my closet, mixed 1 tsblsp of veg glycerin with 5/6 drops of water and used this on her dry patches when she was asleep and voila next morning the dry patches were all gone. This has been her moisturizer since then and no more dry skin or patches. I am seriously blown away with this stuff. Added a few drops to my son's moisturizer too..I use this on my wonderful KP that I have and it seems to have helped there too. This is the best 4 bucks that I have spent in a very long time. Never spending on body moisturizers again.
EDIT*** Still loving this, haven't used a cream /lotion this winter, swear!!! Went ahead and purchased the bigger bottle, still a staple in our house. Substituted water with rosewater and now this is even better.
WOW. I normally don't write reviews, but I wanted to say thank you to other reviewers for introducing me to glycerine.
I think it has to be the best kept beauty secret out there, but rest assured I will be telling everyone I know. My skin has always been dry and yet I've struggled with bad breakouts in my 30s. But since I've been using glycerine for the past month, my skin is as near to flawless as it's ever EVER been. Dryness is gone and acne has disappeared. My skin seems to have balanced out.
Based on other reviewers tips, I started mixing 10 drops of water and a few drops (2 in the a.m. and 3 in the p.m.) of glycerine into my moisturizer. Mixed in my palm, it makes enough watery "paste" to cover my face, neck and decolletage. I let it soak in and apply my Bare Minerals as usual and the result is glowing skin.
I can't recommend glycerine enough!
Vegetable glycerin has been my best skincare discovery ever! Vegetable Glycerin is: - unbelievably moisturising, and can be used to amp up the moisturising effect of almost any other skincare or haircare product.
- totally non-irritating, won't aggravate any existing blemish, safe for acne-prone peeps like myself, safe for dry and sensitive skinned peeps like myself.
I've been using for about four weeks - I use a ratio of about one part glycerin to two parts moisturiser - and my skin condition has really improved, feels more robust and less reactive, looks brighter and smoother. And as my general skin condition has improved my grumpy/dry/peely/acne prone problem area around the muzzle has receded on all fronts. My theory is that the glycerin has helped shore up the barrier function of my skin and that my skin is now functioning more appropriately across the board; to heal old blemishes, fight off any sign of infection etc etc. Since I've used it there has been a bit of non-inflamed purging, historically grumpy coarse dry areas around my nose creases have actually shed more but then skin left behind is happy and flake free. I would say that generally breakouts have been cut by about two thirds.
A bit of trial and error is required to work out a concentration of product that works for you. my 1:2 ratio leaves my skin slightly tacky but I actually quite like the feel - reminiscent of how babies skin feel. Regardless of whatever other products I use in the future I know I will always have the stuff around to tailor the formulations to my needs.
sorry that was long...I thought it was better to try and be detailed.
I also use this in my homemade vitamin C serum. I sprinkle my hand with a pinch of powdered ascorbic acid, just enough water to dissolve the powder, and ONE drop of veggie glycerin. Any more any you'll be left with that sticky feeling on your face (which takes hours for it to absorb into my skin). Lovely versatile product!
Absolutely the best moisturiser ever. After spending years and many hundreds of dollars trying all manner of expensive branded moisturisers I finally had the sense to read the ingredients list on the packaging. The first listed ingredient is ...yes, you guessed it... glycerine.
So after a little internet research I mixed it with water (1 part glycerine to 2 parts water) and applied to my face, which was in a pretty poor state with dry, flaky patches in several areas.
Well, the results were instant. Overnight I had plumped healthy skin. The results lasted until I applied it again the next day.
The only draw back is that I find it leaves a slightly sticky feeling all day, so I tend to only apply it at night. Not really a problem as it's effects appear to last 24 hours.
Smell is not unpleasant. Price is approx $6, so I now use it on my legs and feet too at bedtime.
Can't recommend highly enough.
I use this as an all-over body moisturizer: 1 part glycerin to 6 parts water, shaken in a small bottle. It took some trial and error to get the proportion right for my skin, so that the formula was effective without being sticky. Probably everyone is different. My skin does not tolerate oils, so I haven't added an oil as recommended, yet this still moisturizes nicely. Another brand is Heritage Store, available at Whole Foods.
I use this to make my homemade vitamin C serum. Before I was using Rougier glycerin and rose water from the Walmart pharmacy area, and it never really worked well with my skin..not moisturizing enough. After some research I found out that it's better to use vegetable glycerin. I got this for about $6.99 or so at a local heath food store. I noticed a difference the first time I used my new batch of C serum with this. IT gives a good amount of moisture, but not too much. I've been using this for about 2 weeks now, and it hasn't clogged my pores yet (I'm VERY clog/acne prone).**I also started mixing a small drop into my hand lotion at night time...my hands are softer in the morning.