Review: Glysolid Glycerin Cream

To someone who has family or friends working in the Middle East, this Glysolid Glycerin cream is a common item often found in balikbayan boxes (but this product originated from Germany). My cousin would always send a couple or so big tin tubs for my uncle (his father) who is diabetic and whose dry skin, calluses, scars and other skin problem should be treated early early to prevent wounds that could lead to amputation. Since one big tub would last a very long time and he still has unopened tubs left, my aunt gave one to me.

I have been using this on my problematic skin for two or three months already so I am sharing to you my review of Glysolid Glycerin Cream.

Product Description

GLYSOLID works as a skin softener, keeping your skin supple and flexible. It forms a light "Shield" on your skin that protects from dehydration, and calms and soothes irritated skin. More than that, it effectively stimulates cell regeneration. Its ingredients promote the healing of small injuries, nicks and cuts.


Packaging and Appeal. The product comes in a red tin tub similar to the blue one of Nivea creme. The cream doesn’t look like cream at all but more like a combination of cream and jelly. I find this a bit of a challenge to apply and spread on the skin since it is too thick. And since it is too thick, a little goes a long way. You just have to rub it really well for even application.

I really have nothing against the packaging or appeal of this product except that the tub packaging always has questionable reputation when it comes to hygiene. I think it would be better if this product comes in tubes, which is true with other products from the company. But since the one I got is in tub, I just have to make sure that my hands are clean before dipping them into the tub or better yet, use a clean spatula or something to prevent contaminating the rest of the cream.

Effectiveness. The product claims to moisturize and soothes dry skin and I can prove it to be true. It moisturizes and soothes the skin almost immediately and improvement can be seen after two or three uses when applied to cracked heels. For more than a couple of months, I have been applying this cream almost everyday on my stomach area loaded with scars and I literally see improvement. Old scars have lightened significantly and small ones have even vanished. (I am close to wearing bikini tops, alright! LOL)

Just recently, I tried applying very small amount to my face after taking a shower at night and I have yet to see any negative reaction and the good thing is, I do not wake up to an oil slick face. In fact, my skin looks a bit better now and what used to be the dry areas (cheeks and around the jaw) are no longer dry and micropeeling.

Scent. Glysolid has a very faint smell that is neither floral or masculine. It just smells clean like most “fragrance-free” products.

Ingredients. Glycerin and Allantoin

Price. I got mine for free but upon checking their website, the 3.38 oz tub costs $10.95 which when converted to local currency is between Php 470 - 490. I think it is in the affordable side since the big tub can probably last for a year when used by one person only.

Availability. While this product is affordable, it is not widely available in the country yet. If you are buying online, shipping cost can make it expensive. If you have relatives based abroad specifically the Middle East, you can ask them to buy for you as it is usually cheaper there (sometimes cheaper than online store).


Aspects Rating
Packaging & Appeal 3/5
Effectiveness 4.5/5
Scent 4/5
Ingredients 4/5
Price 4/5
Availability 2.5/5
Overall Rating 3.7/5


Glysolid Glycerin Cream is a great product to address extremely dry skin, cracked heels and even lighten scars. It is safe, effective and affordable. It is not widely-available though so you may need to buy online or ask relatives abroad to buy for you.

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