Products with Glycerol for Psoriasis

What is glycerol (glycerin)?

The glycerol (or glycerin) found in emollients typically comes from vegetable-based oils. Glycerol is a substance found naturally in the skin where it helps attract and retain water from the deeper skin layers, thereby helping hydrating and moisturising the skin [1]. Glycerol is widely used in topical products and has been found to support skin recovery after induced chemical irritation. In such case glycerol is shown to immediately increase the water-holding capacity of the skin, which then secondarily promote the recovery of the skin barrier [2].