Prunus dulcis; Glycerine from Rapeseed Oil
Glycerine is already an excellent material that helps retain moisture in the skin and make products self-preserving, so imagine what it’s like when it is combined with soothing and milky almonds!
The white-blossoming tree called Prunus dulcis is part of the plum family and thrives in sunny regions of the world, such as the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Its fruits look like plums and each contains a very hard shell that encloses the precious almond. When mixed with water or other liquids like glycerine, almonds produce a soothing milk, full of vitamin E which helps rejuvenate the skin.
Glycerine is a humectant and a carrier that locks in moisture and effective ingredients, such as essential oils, into the skin. It is often used for its water absorbing qualities helping some products become self-preserving. The glycerine in Lush products is completely palm-free and vegan-friendly as it is derived from rapeseed oil grown in the UK.