Glycerin: An Underrated Natural Moisturizer

by Justin Thomas •

Glycerin is perhaps the best natural humectant (moisturizing substance). It absorbs an amazing 50 percent of its weight in moisture from the air. This makes it an excellent aftershave — just a rub a little on your skin for the moisturizing effect.

Glycerin is created when a vegetable oil like olive oil is mixed with an alakli. The result is a thick, sweet, fatty liquid.

Glycerin is available from health stores and Amazon.