14 best glycerin face creams

Review of the best according to the editorial board. About selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Many skincare product formulas include glycerin, which some consider to be dangerous and harmful, and others as an excellent moisturizer. In fact, this substance, whether it is produced synthetically or derived from plants, is also produced by our cells. Exogenous, that is, external, is secreted by the sebaceous glands and participates in the formation of a protective barrier, and endogenous, internal, transports water into the deep layers of the dermis.

When the skin does not produce enough glycerin, it begins to suffer from dryness and dehydration. It is then that glycerin creams come to the rescue. They stabilize the structure and consistency of the product, form a film on the face that attracts and retains moisture.

When choosing, it is important to take into account the concentration of the substance, since in dry air, about thirty to forty percent, glycerin is able to draw moisture from deep layers, thereby not moisturizing, but, on the contrary, drying out the skin. In specialized products for the face, a percentage of content from twenty to forty percent is permissible, and at home, a concentration of six to ten percent is safe. In addition, other moisturizing ingredients must be present in the cream, for example, hyaluronic acid, urea, etc.

The editors prepared a rating review, which included the 14 best face creams with glycerin, which only benefit the skin, as evidenced by numerous positive consumer reviews.

Rating of the best face creams with glycerin

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best face creams with glycerin 1 Dr. Grandel Beauty X Press Moisturize RUB 3,500
2 Clarins Hydra-Essentiel RUB 4,000
3 Weleda Pomegranate Lifting Day Cream RUB 1,950
4 Pure Restorative Sea Culture Extra Riche Cream RUB 3,100
5 SesDerma C-Vit Moisturizing Facial Cream RUB 3,990
6 TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream RUB 2,000
7 Erborian Yuza Sorbet Night Reinforced Nighttime Emulsion RUB 3,700
8 Erborian Bamboo Cream Skin-reviving Fresh Gel RUB 2,600
9 Janssen Combination Skin Balancing Cream RUB 2,700
10 Vichy Nutrilogie 1 RUB 2,100
11 AVENE Hydrance Optimale Riche 1 600 RUB
12 La Roche-Posay Hydreane Extra Riche 1 200 RUB
13 Mizon Peptide Ampoule Cream 850 RUB
14 It'S SKIN Aloe Relaxing Cream 990 RUB

Moisturizing Relaxing Cream Dr. Grandel Beauty X Press Moisturize

Rating: 4.9


The product is designed to intensively moisturize the skin, cope with dehydration, eliminate wrinkles, making them less noticeable. Designed for people of all ages. Especially recommended for those who have recently performed or are planning to carry out aggressive cosmetic procedures such as acid peels.

After the first application, discomfort disappears, the feeling of tightness disappears, irritation disappears, and natural defense mechanisms are enhanced. Provides care for twenty four hours, restores and improves regeneration. The skin gains energy, important functions are activated, as a result of which the face looks well-groomed and radiant from the inside.

The active ingredient is a natural complex with lemon extract and medicinal smoke. The formula includes a combination of white lupine protein enzyme, taurine, Siberian ginseng extract, lavender extract, squalene, shea butter and sunflower seeds.

Cost – 3500 r.

Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Intense Moisturizing Cream for Normal to Dry Skin

Rating: 4.8


The French brand has extensive experience that has been accumulated over more than sixty-five years of operation. The company was one of the first to understand the importance of plants in the creation of formulas for cosmetic products. Today she uses over two hundred and fifty extracts. The formulations are constantly being improved, introducing innovations, even if the product has already become a bestseller.

This product is designed to moisturize normal and dry skin, restoring the hydro balance. It instantly relieves the feeling of tightness and gives the dermis long-lasting comfort. It has a light silky texture, thanks to which it is quickly absorbed, leaving no stickiness or oily sheen.

The cream contains organic Kalanchoe extract, which stimulates the natural production of hyaluronic acid, due to which the skin regains the necessary level of moisture and becomes more elastic. After application, the face becomes radiant and smooth, the surface becomes velvety and soft. The composition includes SPF 15 filters, so the product is suitable for daytime use in the warm season, when the skin needs protection from the harmful effects of UV rays.

Cost – 4000 r.

Weleda pomegranate lifting day cream for face, neck and décolleté

Rating: 4.7


The product is designed to restore the skin balance and protect against the effects of free radicals, thanks to its active ingredients. It is natural, does not contain mineral oils, dyes, aromatic additives, synthetic preservatives. It is ideally combined with a lifting serum from the same series.

The tool is highly effective. Natural ingredients reduce the signs of wilting, restoring elasticity to the skin. At the heart of the formula is pomegranate seed oil, which contains unique punicic acid and antioxidants, due to which the skin is reliably protected from the harmful effects of environmental factors. The combination of sunflower petal extract with other oils – argan, macadamia, jojoba and shea – fill the epidermis with nutrients, thereby increasing elasticity. The cream also stimulates natural cell regeneration.

Has a pleasant, unobtrusive aroma. It is quickly absorbed without forming a sticky film and oily sheen, therefore it is ideal as a base for foundation.

Cost – 1950 r.

Organic Ultra Nourishing Cream 100% Pure Restorative Sea Culture Extra Riche Cream

Rating: 4.7


The American cosmetic brand has such a name for a reason – the compositions of the products are indeed one hundred percent natural. They include the purest, safe and effective ingredients – extracts, juices, vitamins, vegetable and essential oils. They do not contain chemical additives, aggressive surfactants, parabens, sulfates, dyes, fragrances, synthetic preservatives, making them absolutely harmless. The brand's cosmetics are hypoallergenic and recommended for children and people with sensitive skin.

Antioxidants, amino acids, and sea minerals found in red algae nourish, moisturize the skin and reduce the signs of aging, making wrinkles less visible. It has a light texture, absorbs quickly, leaving no stickiness and oily sheen. After application, the skin becomes smooth and velvety, the tone is evened out, a radiance and a healthy complexion appear.

Suitable for all skin types. Designed for people over twenty five years old. The manufacturer recommends combining the cream with serum from the same series for greater efficiency.

Cost – 3100 rubles.

SesDerma C-Vit Moisturizing Facial Cream

Rating: 4.6


The Spanish brand has developed a product to prevent premature aging of normal to dry skin. After the first application, it softens, restores elasticity, and after a while – reduces the signs of aging.

The formula, in addition to glycerin, includes special peptides that relax the muscles, which in turn prevents the appearance of new wrinkles. It also contains rosehip oil, due to which it moisturizes and restores the functions of the dermis, encapsulated liposomes. The product helps to get rid of age spots, lightening them, and even stretch marks, starting the regeneration process.

With regular application, mimic wrinkles are eliminated and the depth of age grooves is reduced, the skin is softened, moisturized and nourished, therefore it looks well-groomed, healthy and radiant. Suitable for people over twenty five to thirty years old. For the best effect, the manufacturer recommends using the product twice a day, distributing a small amount of massage movements over the face, neck and décolleté.

Cost – 3990 rubles.

TONY MOLY The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream

Rating: 4.5


The product is designed to moisturize, refresh, soothe the skin, restoring its comfort. At the heart of the formula is fermented green tea extract in a high concentration, so that the skin is filled with the necessary moisture.

Green tea extract not only moisturizes, eliminates flaking, and tones, but also has an antibacterial effect, reducing inflammation, cleanses and tightens pores, serves as an antioxidant, relieves puffiness and eliminates traces of fatigue, helps to heal damaged areas faster, evens out tone, lightening acne post-acne . In addition to the main component, the product includes glycerin, rosewood and lemon seed oil.

Regular use ensures skin healthier day after day – it looks fresher, more well-groomed and youthful. The versatility is ensured by the fermentation process used in the production. Products made in this way increase the ability to penetrate into the deep layers of the epidermis, which increases efficiency. Has a light and unobtrusive aroma of invigorating freshly brewed green tea.

Cost – 2000 r.

Erborian Yuza Sorbet Night Reinforced Nighttime Emulsion

Rating: 4.5


The product is designed to intensively moisturize and nourish the skin at night, when the epidermis is most prepared for recovery and cell regeneration occurs. Sorbet cream relieves stress received during the past day, helps to resist the harmful effects of external factors, eliminates the first signs of wilting, provides the necessary dose of vitamins and antioxidants.

The formula includes nutritional components – rice and soy proteins, which have been used in Korean cosmetics for a long time. They are real sources of youth, especially when it comes to weakened and emaciated skin that needs nourishment and hydration. Cosmetologists have confirmed the effectiveness of these ingredients, showing that they stimulate fibroblast activity and restore the extracellular matrix. It also contains a powerful antioxidant yuzu, green plum, licorice.

It has a delicate and light texture, therefore it is instantly absorbed without forming a sticky and oily sheen. The manufacturer recommends applying the product in the evening to a previously cleansed face.

Cost – 3700 rubles.

Erborian Bamboo Cream Skin-reviving Fresh Gel

Rating: 4.4


The cosmetics of the Korean brand have been gaining more and more popularity lately. The brand's products combine Korean trends and the developments of French laboratories, which allows it to remain at its peak, providing consumers with high quality products.

The product after the first application gives the skin a charge of vivacity. Designed to keep the skin in good condition and protect it from the harmful effects of external factors. After prolonged use, the face becomes fresh and well-groomed. Recommended for normal to oily skin, but not suitable for dry skin, as it does not provide an intense moisturizing effect. Designed for people of all ages.

The melting light texture, when it touches the skin, turns into a delicate, quickly absorbed mass that does not leave behind stickiness and an unpleasant oily sheen. Suitable as a base for foundation. Of the advantages, consumers note an economical consumption – a tube lasts for four to five months with daily use.

Cost – 2600 r.

Janssen Combination Skin Balancing Cream

Rating: 4.4


The product of the German brand is designed to normalize the activity of the sebaceous glands so that the right amount of sebum is produced, therefore it is suitable for combination, oily and oily skin. After application, the face is matted and the pores are narrowed.

The product works effectively: moisturizes and retains moisture inside, makes pores invisible, restores natural skin balance, increases elasticity, smoothes expression lines. Does not clog pores and does not provoke inflammation. It has a light and delicate texture, absorbs quickly, without forming stickiness and oily sheen on the surface. Has an unobtrusive aroma that quickly disappears from the skin.

At the heart of the formula is red algae extract and aloe vera, inositol, complex carbohydrates of rice bran, vitamins E and C, glucose, matting microparticles. The components, among other things, even out the complexion, soften the skin. As noted in the reviews, the consumption is economical – the tube lasts for five to six months.

Cost – 2700 rubles.

Vichy Nutrilogie 1 Care Cream for Dry Skin

Rating: 4.4


The product from the famous brand of pharmacy cosmetics is designed to restore and protect the epidermis. Despite the fact that it is intended for skin with pronounced dryness, it is also suitable for the dermis that has undergone aggressive external influences.

The formula includes glycerin, sphingolipid, brand thermal water, arginine, apricot oil, jojoba, macadamia oil, vitamin E. Ingredients strengthen the natural protective barrier, as they enhance the synthesis of the skin's own lipids. It has an unobtrusive, neutral aroma that quickly disappears.

After the first application, the feeling of tightness typical of dehydrated, dry and damaged skin disappears. With regular use, the dermis acquires softness, elasticity, becomes soft and velvety, peeling disappears, the face looks well-groomed and healthy. Suitable for people of any age. As they say in the reviews, it is absorbed quickly, it is consumed economically, since only a small pea of ​​cream is enough for the whole face.

Cost – 2100 rubles.

AVENE Hydrance Optimale Riche Moisturizing Cream for Dry Skin

Rating: 4.3


A product from a pharmacy cosmetics brand no less famous than Vichy is designed to soothe and moisturize dry, sensitive and dehydrated skin. The brand's products are extremely effective thanks to the pure and rich in useful minerals thermal water. The effectiveness has been confirmed by more than a hundred fundamental clinical and pharmacological studies, the results of which have been published in the most prestigious medical journals in the world.

The formula developed in the laboratory has a long-lasting effect, intensively and deeply moisturizing the dermis. After the first application, the skin is instantly softened and it regains optimal comfort. The product soothes and strengthens the protective functions of the natural barrier that protects the epidermis from the harmful effects of external factors.

It has a thick texture that melts on contact with the skin, is quickly absorbed without forming a sticky film and oily sheen. This allows the product to be used as a foundation for foundation. It is consumed economically – a tube of forty milliliters is enough with daily application for about four months.

Cost – 1600 r.

La Roche-Posay Hydreane Extra Riche Moisturizer for Sensitive Dry Skin

Rating: 4.3


The product is designed to moisturize, soothe, protect, make sensitive and dry skin prone to soft and tender. Perfectly protects the dermis from the harmful effects of external factors, due to the enhancement of the functions of the natural protective barrier. Provides comfort for twenty four hours. It will be an excellent base for facial care.

The formula includes a new generation of hydrolipids, which are similar in structure to the structure of cell membranes. They penetrate the epidermis, saturating it with moisture, reducing sensitivity; glycerin, moisturizing and enhancing the work of the barrier; thermal water; various nourishing oils – apricot kernel, currant, coriander, shea, which have anti-inflammatory effect. Paraben free.

It has a light and melting texture, spreads well, absorbs quickly. Recommended for people of all ages. The cream is suitable as a base for foundation.

Cost – 1200 rubles.

Mizon Peptide Ampoule Cream

Rating: 4.3


The product of the Korean brand is designed to strengthen and restore the skin. It has a unique formula where the main violin is played by a copper tripeptide. It is this component that rejuvenates and normalizes tissues, has a tightening effect, improves complexion.

Copper tripeptide is a unique protein capable of stimulating stem cell division, resulting in the formation of new ones that accumulate moisture, thicken the epidermis, actively synthesizing elastin and collagen. The work of the component on the skin after peeling or other procedures, where the stratum corneum of the epithelium is removed, is especially clearly visible. The composition also includes: adenosine, a regenerating cellular matrix; beta-glucan, which increases the quality of the immune system to regulate inflammatory processes; trehalose, which enhances the resistance to the harmful effects of external factors; essential lavender oil, various extracts – sweet almond, Japanese coptis, raspberry, cocoa.

The product does not contain dyes, preservatives, parabens, fragrances, alcohols, therefore it is absolutely harmless and safe even for sensitive skin. Recommended for all ages. Will be a good foundation for foundation.

Cost – 850 r.

It'S SKIN Aloe Relaxing Cream

Rating: 4.2


The product of the world famous brand is designed to fight irritation. From the first minutes after application, it soothes skin prone to redness, itching, inflammation. Stops the loss of moisture, locking it inside, has a tonic effect, restoring an even tone, health and freshness to the face.

The formula, in addition to glycerin, includes aloe extract, which regenerates, soothes, heals micro-wounds. In addition, the component regulates sebum production, cleanses the pores, enhances microcirculation, and protects against the negative effects of UV rays. The composition also contains trehalose, which protects cells from destruction, thereby prolonging youth; cucumber extract, which gives a whitening effect, evens out tone, prevents the appearance of pigmentation; watermelon extract, rich in vitamins and trace elements that have an antioxidant effect, activate regeneration; avocado extract, which nourishes and moisturizes the skin, restoring its elasticity.

Has a light airy texture, is instantly absorbed without leaving a sticky film and unpleasant oily sheen. The cream is consumed economically – the tube lasts for three to six months.

Cost – 990 r.

Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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