Glycerin is a simple polyol compound. It is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic. Glycerin, also known as glycerol, is a natural compound derived from vegetable oils or animal fats.
lycerin is used as a moisturizer to treat or prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin and minor skin irritations .
In food and beverages, glycerol serves as a humectant, solvent, and sweetener, and may help preserve foods.