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Cosmetics Ingredients
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Cosmetics Ingredients

GLYCERIN

CAS Number: 56-81-5
Chem/IUPAC Name: Glycerol
EINECS/ELINCS No: 200-289-5
COSING REF No: 34040
Glycerin is a viscous, colorless and odorless liquid that has a sweet taste. It is hygroscopic in nature. It is used in the personal care industry because of its moisturizing properties. It improves smoothness, provides lubrication, and acts as a humectant. It is commonly used in soaps, skin care and hair care products.

What does GLYCERIN do in a formulation?

  • Denaturant
  • Humectant
  • Solvent
  • Perfuming
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