IN WHICH PRODUCTS WE CAN FIND GLYCERINE AND WHAT ARE ITS BENEFITS?
Maybe some of you have already wondered, is there a difference between glycerol and glycerin?
Glycerol is a colorless, odorless liquid and belongs to the alcohol in organic chemistry.
When a product contains more than 95% glycerol, then the trade term glycerin is used for it. In most applications of glycerin, it is present in the form of glycerol.
One of the most common applications of glycerol is in cosmetics, for the production of soaps, which are preferred by people with sensitive skin that can be easily irritated. Its moisturizing properties affect dry skin and give it a healthy look. In addition to soaps, glycerol is also used as an ingredient in many shampoos, hand creams, shaving creams, hair conditioners and many other cosmetic products. Its use provides reliable hydration and moisturizes the skin of the face, hair and body.
Hygea sanitizers contain high-quality glycerol that meets the requirements of the European Pharmacopoeia 8.0 standard, thanks to which disinfectants have a powerful emollient effect on the hand skin and protect it from cracking, drying, especially on cold winter days.
The benefits of glycerol for the treatment of various diseases are indisputable. The substance is a good helper in the fight against cough. Its components are absorbed into the walls of the stomach, but do not penetrate into the blood. Therefore, in a number of traditional cough medicines, the main component is glycerol.
In everyday life, glycerol is added to water for cleaning floors and furniture. Wood coatings and parquets acquire luster by adding glycerin. It prevents dust from sticking to and so cleanliness in the home is improved if glycerol is used for cleaning.
Glycerol is also used in the food industry as a food additive E422, which helps maintain the consistency of food, but in limited quantities according to legal norms.
We can hardly fully describe the numerous applications and properties of glycerol, but it can also be found in alcoholic beverages to soften and thicken the taste, in the production of paper, antifreeze and many other areas of our daily lives, for which we hardly suspected it.