Dishwashing, snow shoveling, and other heavy labor – it’s no wonder the skin on our hands gets dryer than our arms and other parts of the body. Like the skin on our faces, our hands are exposed to cold air, wind, rain, and other elements – but they also do a lot heavier lifting, since we use them for all of our daily tasks.
The skin on our feet works especially hard too as it supports our feet to carry us throughout the day, in whatever footwear we choose and terrain we choose to walk on.
Many people, when they think of skincare, focus on the face – not surprising, as it’s the first thing we notice when we look in the mirror, and probably the first thing others notice about us too. But the rest of our skin needs some TLC too, especially if it’s already showing signs of dryness.
Regardless of the area of our body, our skin is more valuable than we give it credit for. It’s the largest organ in our body and shields our internal organs from everything going on outside – extreme weather, chemicals, and pollutants. Looking after our skin isn’t just about looking youthful, it’s about protecting the one organ that protects us.
Moisturizing lotions can help with skin dryness, but anyone who’s been to a drugstore recently knows that the selection to choose from can be overwhelming. Choosing to put a brand’s product on our skin is to trust that brand with the largest, and one of our most important organs. We’re telling that brand that we trust their product not only to improve the appearance of our skin but that the ingredients they use are safe and nourishing enough on the inside and out.
The best qualities to look for in a skin lotion are:
- made with clean, non-toxic ingredients
- contains effective humectants, which are substances that draw moisture in
- contains an ingredient called tocopheryl acetate, which is a gentle antioxidant that helps with moisturizing, healing, and cell turnover
A perfect lotion that checks all the boxes
GLY MIRACLE® Skin Humectant 12 Ounce Pump Bottle UNSCENTED
This fragrance-free lotion is perfect for you if you suffer from red, dry or cracked skin and you prefer clean but active ingredients. Packaged in a 12 oz bottle with a hand pump for your convenience.
This lotion is hypoallergenic, made with plant-based ingredients – (all of which GLY MIRACLE® is open and transparent about – see more below) and works wonders on dry, cracked or flaky skin. The primary ingredients are water and glycerin, which are the most effective ingredients for boosting your skin’s moisture content.
Why GLY MIRACLE® uses Glycerin as a primary ingredient
Glycerin is a humectant that deeply penetrates the skin with moisture, and keeps it there, to promote true healing of dry skin conditions.
- boost your skin’s moisture and prevent further moisture loss
- be used as a toner to remove oil and traces of dirt
- reduce the appearance of pores, dark spots and wrinkles
- be suitable for all skin types
The surface of your skin, regardless of where on your body, is a reflection of something happening underneath. Damage to your skin through extreme dryness can begin days before you see any signs of dryness. So if you’re already seeing dryness, flakiness or redness, then it’s time to act fast. Letting the dryness continue can lead to further damage that is harder to fix down the road.
Just like exercising and eating a healthy diet, skin care is another part of keeping yourself healthy.
GLY MIRACLE® is a trusted skincare brand that has been helping people with their dry skin for over 30 years. What has made GLY MIRACLE® products stand the test of time?
One reason is the effectiveness of their creams and lotions, and the other is their transparency. Their willingness to share and educate about the ingredients they use and why they use them have made them a popular brand that people for decades have felt they could trust enough to use on their skin.
When you’re using a GLY MIRACLE® lotion, you know that its only made from the best of the best with your health as the primary focus.
The ingredients GLY MIRACLE® uses, and why they use them:
Cetyl Alcohol – is a 95% pure and natural, fatty alcohol from Coconut Oil, (not alcohol at all like might be assumed)
Propylene Glycol – is a humectant (hydrating) and delivery ingredient used in small amounts to keep the product from melting in high heat or from freezing. It also helps active ingredients penetrate the skin. Because propylene glycol attracts water, it functions to enhance the appearance of skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness. Propylene glycol is sometimes confused with ethylene glycol, as both have been used in antifreeze due to their low melting points. However, these are not the same substance.
Glyceryl Stearate – (also called glyceryl monostearate), is derived from palm kernels, olives, or coconuts, and is an emollient that keeps products blended together. In our product, it is used for its most common purpose — to bind moisture to the skin. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) includes Glyceryl Stearate in its list of direct food additives affirmed as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice – is extracted from the leaves of the plant Aloe. Aloe Vera, as it is more commonly known, is a succulent plant which offers many benefits and is suited for all skin types, especially dry, damaged, broken, sensitive and irritated skin. It offers anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, humectant, and soothing, anti-itch qualities for skin. It has been used medicinally for several thousands of years in many cultures. Scientists have discovered over 200 nutritional substances in Aloe Barbadensis leaves, including 20 minerals, 20 amino acids, 12 vitamins, and active enzymes.
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract – is commonly used to relieve inflammatory skin conditions and calm sensitive skin. It provides some antioxidant protection and can be used to soothe, moisturize and inhibit the growth of bacteria and has anti-allergenic properties.
Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract – is extracted from red seaweed (Chondrus Crispus), which is commonly called Irish Moss or Carrageenan Moss. The ingredient isn’t exactly Irish moss, though. Rather, it’s an extract from the plant that is a skin conditioning agent useful in the control of viscosity in an overall product. Due to it being a seaweed extract, it is packed full of vitamins and minerals which are vital to the maintenance of healthy skin.
Allantoin is extracted from the root of many plants, such as comfrey, horse chestnut and bearberry. It is a non-irritating ingredient that softens and protects the skin and is widely considered beneficial as a supplement.
Tocopheryl Acetate – Alpha-tocopheryl acetate (ATA) is a specific form (synthetic) of vitamin E. It’s also known as tocopheryl acetate, tocopherol acetate, or vitamin E acetate. Vitamin E is known for its antioxidant properties.
Polysorbate 20 – is used as a surfactant (a compound that lowers the surface tension between two ingredients) and emulsifier (stabilizer). It is derived from Lauric Acid found naturally in various plant and animal fats and oils, (a major component of coconut oil and palm kernel oil) and is also a chemical mixture of sorbitol ethylene oxide. Polysorbate 20 can serve as a dispersing agent and mix oil and water, work as a solubilizer and stabilizer, act as a lubricator, and have a soothing effect on the skin.
Cyclomethicone – is a synthetic silicone oil that works in a variety of ways, namely as a conditioning agent, solvent, humectant, carrying agent and viscosity-controlling agent. Like all other silicones, this ingredient has a unique fluidity that makes it easily spreadable. When applied to hair and skin, it gives a silky & slippery feeling to the touch and acts as a mild water repellent by forming a protective barrier on the skin. It can also fill in fine lines/wrinkles, giving the face a temporary “plumper” look.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate – is derived from the vegetable sources of coconut or palm kernel oil. The oils can be split into glycerin and the component fatty acids, one of which is lauric acid. The lauric acid is isolated and then hydrogenated to form the lauryl alcohol. The lauryl alcohol is then combined with sulphur which then forms the salt, sodium lauryl sulphate. It serves as an emulsifier, helping oil-based and water-based ingredients to stay mixed.
Sorbitan trioleate – is a three-component compound of oleic acid and hexitol anhydrides derived from sorbitol. It functions as a surfactant and emulsifying agent.
Diazolidinyl Urea – is an antimicrobial preservative that acts in releasing small amounts of formaldehyde. It is used in many cosmetics, skin care products, shampoos and conditioners, as well as a wide range of products including bubble baths, baby wipes and household detergents to protect personal care products from bacteria, yeast, and mold. Diazolidinyl does get a lot of bad press as a preservative due to the fact that they are proven to release formaldehyde. Although Diazolidinyl does release it, the amounts are too small to pose a threat to human health. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel considers Diazolidinyl Urea safe to be used in cosmetics up to a maximum concentration of 0.5%
- regulates our skin’s moisture content
- is hygroscopic, which means it is able to bind moisture onto the outermost layer of our skin
- accelerates the cellular renewal process.
- strengthens the skin’s barrier function, helping to keep it youthful and healthy.
- is the perfect treatment for dry skin; has anti-itch and anti-microbial properties
- can kill the bacteria that cause acne
- is keratolytic, meaning it breaks down the connections between dead skin cells; naturally exfoliating the skin and helps ingredients penetrate further
Propylparaben/Methylparaben – Parabens are preservative ingredients used in cosmetics, personal hygiene products, food products and pharmaceuticals. They are highly effective in preventing the growth of fungi, bacteria and yeast that can cause products to spoil. Since Gly Miracle® products are rich in plant extracts, we consciously use trace amounts to protect the integrity and effectiveness of the products. (Good tolerability, highly researched, and good effects) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to allow the use of methyl parabens in various products, including foods.
Join the decades of happy customers who have known the dry-skin secret for years. Look no further than GLY MIRACLE®’s 12 oz hand pump bottle to boost your skin full of the moisture it needs.
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