Hi All - old lady here, 45 years old. I use nothing but Dan's products (except for my daytime SPF) and was dry and flaky as Hell until I found this: Vegetable Glycerin. I'd never heard of it until I was at the health food store yesterday. Basically, is a clear liquid with a syrupy constancy that acts as a humectant i.e. it draws water to it. After I wash my face and put on my BP, I mix one big pump of Dan's moisturizer, 5-6 drops of jojoba oil, and 1 drop of Vegetable Glycerin in the palm of my hand and apply it to my face. For the first time in three months, when I woke up this morning my face wasn't like lizard skin. Really! I did the whole thing again with my SPF this morning and as of now (lunch time) my face is still soft! Usually I would have applied moisturizer three more times by this time. Anyway, after making this discovery I couldn't wait to write in. Hope it helps - let me know if you have any questions/comments. By the way, V.G. is non-comedogenic - I''m a psycho about that.
P.S. the lady in the health food store told my she mixes glycerin (only one drop - a little goes a long way, and if you add to much it has a "tacky" feeling) with a few drops of water and mineral foundation and uses it for her foundation. I haven't tried this yet because lately I haven't been using anything but blush, mascara and concealer.