Maui Nani uses Glycerin in our Lehua Honey Cleanser and in our Awapuhi Toner.
Glycerin is a byproduct of making soap from oils. Oils are made up of triglycerides, a glycerin "back-bone" with three fatty acids attached. Different oils are unique distributions of triglycerides composed primarily of complex mixtures of fatty acids. When you make soap, the reaction process chemically separates the fatty acids from the glycerin. Large soap manufactures distill off the glycerin and sell it.
Glycerin is a clear, colorless, and odorless liquid with a sweet taste having the consistency of thick syrup. It is a natural source ingredient with emollient and humectant properties which soften and soothe the skin and it assists the outer epidermis in retaining moisture. The Glycerin used by Maui Nani is derived solely from vegetable oils.