Glycolic Acid belongs to the alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) group that is widely used for acne, dryness, anti- aging and hyperpigmentation.
The keratolytic properties of glycolic acid exfoliate dead skin cells from the skin surface and lead to better skin by reducing existing lines and wrinkles, acne problems and fades hyperpigmentation.
Addionally, Glycolic acid acts as a humectant and has the ability to draw moisture to itself. This means it draws mositure to the newly exfoliated skin which leads to hydration of dry skin and preventing new fine lines and wrinkles.
There are 2 forms available: liquid and dry
Recommended usage is a dosage level of 1.0 to 4.0 % in cosmetic products. Usage of Glycolic acid depends on the pH, which may be used at a level of up to pH ≥ 3.8.
Recommended concentration 1.0 -4.0 %
Solubility water, alcohols, acetic acid, ethyl acetate and acetone
Specifications of liquid form
|Clear to light yellow liquid
|70.0 +/- 2.0%
Specifications of dry form
|White cristalline powder
• Improves the appearance of skin
• Perfect humectant
• Easy to handle
• Good efficacy as an anti-aging agent
• Compatible with other compounds and ingredients
• No effect on the appearance of cosmetic products due to its clear, colorless appearance