Top 6 Benefits of Glycerin Soap

by John Staughton (BASc, BFA) last updated -

Glycerin soap is a natural and highly sought after type of soap that is known to be extremely moisturizing.

What is Glycerin Soap?

Glycerin soap is a type of translucent soap that contains glycerin, which is often found in fats and oils. While glycerin is a natural byproduct of the soap-making process, many soap makers will remove this glycerin, as it can be used in other expensive cosmetic products. However, glycerin soap is extremely effective in promoting skin health and typically doesn’t contain any other synthetic materials of possible irritants. Like many other products on the market today, glycerin soap is known as an all-natural and environment-friendly product, in addition to being far better for skin health than other soap alternatives.

Glycerin Soap Benefits

The top glycerin soap benefits include its ability to moisturize skin, protect sensitive skin, relieve symptoms of acne, prevent premature aging, and soothe inflammatory skin conditions

Moisturize the Skin

Perhaps the biggest reason why people use this soap is to increase the moisture content of the skin. If you’re suffering from dry skin, glycerin is able to drive more moisture to the deeper layers, helping relieve dry skin symptoms.

Yellow and green glycerin soaps kept one on top of the other

Glycerin soap is gentler on skin than most soaps. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Sensitive Skin

The oily and fatty content in this soap can also have anti-inflammatory effects, so if you have sensitive skin and experience frequent breakouts, this might be the best option for you. [1]

Inflammatory Issues

Psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, and other common skin disorders can be mitigated or controlled by using this soap regularly. [2]


Acne affects millions of people, but the anti-microbial and deep-cleaning qualities of this specialty soap can help relieve redness and swelling, in addition to addressing the underlying infections. [3]


With certain antioxidant properties, this soap is believed to reduce the signs of aging by minimizing wrinkles and encouraging blood flow to the skin.


If your pores are clogged or if your skin simply needs a good washing, this is one of the best soap for stripping away unwanted substances on the body. [4]

Note: Despite the many benefits of this specialty soap, there are a few potential side effects and downsides. This soap doesn’t have the same lathering quality as many other soaps, since there aren’t any additives, and it also tends to break down faster than traditional soaps. When combined with the higher cost of every bar of soap, it can make the regular use of this soap unrealistic or economically unviable. Protection Status
About the Author

John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, publisher and photographer with English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana (USA). He co-founded the literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and now serves as the Content Director for Stain’d Arts, a non-profit based in Denver, Colorado. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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