Now-100% Vegetable Glycerine

4.4

38 reviews

86% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$

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Vegetable glycerin

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

This is the second ingredient to TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mist that everyone raves about. You can make your own dupe with glycerine and rose water. Glycerine will leave your face dewy and radiant. Doesn’t break me out. And the best part, I don’t have to spend $50 for the name brand to get the same results. Love this find!

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This is a nice vegetable glycerin. I find Amazon usually has the best prices. I pretty much use this for only 2 things. Sometimes I use it to shave my legs but I mainly use it to make setting sprays. Almost all setting sprays have glycerin along with tons of other chemicals that I prefer not to breathe or have on my face.

I ordered some really nice mister bottles that have a super fine, even mist and have been experimenting with different recipes. '

Here is one that I saw on Amazon. I think it was under the reviews for the NOW vegetable glycerin:.

4 ounce spray bottle

Thayer's Alcohol-Free Rose Water Witch Hazel With Aloe
NOW vegetable glycerin
Directions:

Fill bottle with witch hazel leaving enough room for the glycerin.
Add 1- 4 teaspoons NOW vegetable glycerin
Shake well and that's it!

Start with 1 teaspoon of glycerin and see how you like it. Add more to get your desired effect. I use 1-2 teaspoons. You can also add 1 tsp. of alcohol if you want to. It helps it dry faster. II tried it but liked it better without it.



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I really wanted to like this. Glycerin added in other products seems to work well, and it doesn't have a pore clogging affect. However, after using this, my pores became clogged pretty quickly. my skin physically felt bumpy with white heads. I have tried this multiple times, and unfortunately I always get the same effect. Im giving it a 2, because I did like the way it made foundation smoother when I mixed it in with foundation. But overall, I think Glycerin is better left mixed in with other products, and is not that great slathered on your face on its own.

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Currently this is a miss for me - I just tried it mixed with water but it shriveled my fingers when I applied with them. I'm surprised no one else has had this sort of experience. I'm hoping it's not going to draw the water out of other parts of me. I may try it with shea butter if I'm feeling brave as I have some of that too (see if mixing makes any difference - for the record, the shea does not work for me either, and not with water, nor does coconut oil - shea and lanolin formed what felt like a barrier over my skin that didn't actually hydrate it). I was really hopefully with the size of this, as it's cheaper than a lot of other natural single-ingredient moisturizers, a drop in a decent amount of water would work well. Would've been so nice. It seems to be ably to safely make up such a big portion of traditional formulas after all - perhaps it's use in conjunction is where this shines, but that is not what I was hoping to use it for. Non-aloe based natural moisturizers with more ingredients are hard to find.. Aloe can be photo-sensitizing unfortunately and I'm not sure I want to risk that :/ The only one I have found is unfortunate amounts expensive, I'm not sure I want to keep buying it


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I love this product and use it nearly everyday, it hydrates my skin without residue or oil, which when my face is being extra sensitive or clog prone I appreciate even more. I generally use about 1 part glycerin to 2 or 3 parts liquid. It's inexpensive, the bottle lasts forever and results are excellent. I decent a small amount into a little pump bottle, which makes it much easier to dispense than from the original bottle which can be a bit cumbersome.
Just a note, I have also used drugstore glycerin before and it always breaks me out, so if you haven't had good results with glycerin before I would recommend trying vegetable glycerin as an alternative, but as with any new product please patch test first!

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Grey, Kinky, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Love this product! It's simple, pure, effective, reliable, versatile, & inexpensive. A basic skincare staple. Granted, I don't give it the full appreciation it deserves (which means I don't use it all that often for my dry skin issues......mostly out of pure laziness & self-denial), but I always keep a bottle in my home on hand for when nothing else I can think of would do the trick & I finally remember how great this is. It stays fresh & happily doesn't go rancid after getting 'old.' Great for problems with parched skin & hair (hello, me). I need to put this to greater use! And I always trust the Now brand for supplements & all things health & natural, despite it being a bottom-dollar brand. HG staple. It's very soothing & gentle.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

We my skin is prone to dehydration. Can get a very oily short T (forehead, inner cheeks and nose). I have sensitive skin and I am using a drying acne treatment started at the beginning of winter. Hyaluronic Acid and its derivatives irritate my skin, so I have to rely on glycerine as my main source of humectant. I love me a bit of aloe, panthenol, silk amino acids et al, but glycerine seems to be a go to according to the large brands possibly because it is cheaper and less likely to cause sensitivities.

So I use this stuff so many ways but I am sure there are more. I started by adding a teaspoon to the amount of shampoo and conditioner I would use in one session. Really helped my dry afro hair in London with the high chlorine and hard water. I would add to treatments as a hydration boost as well. I have done this for years. Only last year did I think to use it on my dehydrated skin.

I buy the stuff in 500ml bottles and they are basic, I tranfered to a small 50ml squeezy bottle - like the eye drop type - and that enabled me to control how much I was using at a time. I use 1 drop mixed with my aloe vera gel as my first step at night, I mix 2 - 3 drops in my DIY rinse off face mask I also use most nights. I will add 2 -3 drops into my palm of body lotion to increase its hydration power. It has been great over these last few months.

Only 4 lipsticks because too much glycerine and my face is soooo shiny!! Oh my. So I do not use this in the daytime. Also this is not a stand alone product, humectants require an occlusive to keep the water you added with it against your skin or it can just suck water out of your face and let the air take it. Not good. So a lovely rich cream, vaseline, aquphor, a rich oil... that sort of thing. I knew this going in as I had used it on my hair..... but now it has excelled itself in its versatility of use. All hail the veggie glycerine . (unless ofcourse your skin hates it ....)

6 of 6 people found this helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

i use this to combat the strong heat at night....only one drop added onto my usual moisturizer and the outcome is crazzzyyy.......my skin feels baby smooth and plump....and the effect is still there for the next two days.....i only add it at night because it does feel a bit tacky to have under makeup...but ever since i started using it at night.....my make up during the day looks so poreless without me changing any products or how i use them.......plus it's only 7 99 a small bottle and i really only need one drop each time or else it's too much..!! Highly recommended.!!
UPDATE: I noticed when i use this more than two nights then my face will start to get irritated with random itchy bumps here and there......i stopped using it all together and my skin is fine.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I'm not sure if I'm using this the wrong way.. that's why I give it 2 stars rather than 1...
I read so many reviews on here and did research on how to use this product on the face.. but unfortunately even if I mix it with water and in different ratios it does nothing to further improve my dehydrated skin or moisturize it.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I use this in my homemade foaming hand soap. (Regular hand soap plus roughly double the amount of water plus about a teaspoon of glycerine into a foaming bottle). It makes the soap come out smoother and fluffier, and stops the pump from clogging.

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