Vegetable Glycerine has a rich oily texture, but is water soluble. Because it is derived entirely from vegetable oil, it is hypoallergenic and safe for all cosmetic purposes. Vegetable Glycerine moisturizes and cleanses skin, has emollient and lubricating properties, is a humactant, and has hygroscopic properties, which means it actually attracts moisture from surrounding sources. NOW brand vegetable glycerine is pure enough to be taken internally. Guaranteed.