Why is Glycerin Important?
Glycerin is a humectant. One molecule of glycerin is created for every three molecules of soap. Commercial soap makers remove the glycerin from their soap and sell it to the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. With Soap Alchemy’s Natural, Hand Crafted Soap however, all of the naturally occurring glycerin remains in the soap.
Our Soap Alchemy Soap is naturally softer as well. You may be able to “dent” the soap with your finger. You will notice that when our soap is freh it will draw moisture from the air into small beads that will make the soap bar’s surface wet. Both of these traits indicate that the soap has a high glycerin content.
What does Glycerin do for your skin, well it helps keep more moisture on your skin and that’s a good thing!