Glycolic Acid

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Description
Description
Glycolic acid is a naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids (or AHAs). Synonym: hydroacetic acid. Concentration: 70% (30% water). Grade: CG
Benefits
  • Can reduce the appearance of fine lines, irregular pigmentation, age spots & decreases enlarged pores
  • Very useful in exfoliating products as alpha-hydroxy acid peel, or in creams & lotions at a lower concentration for a more gentle acid-based peel
  • Widely used to rejuvenate the skin by encouraging the shedding of old surface skin cells
Use
Typical use level is between 1-20% (final concentration of glycolic acid).  For making a 10% AHA peel, use about 14.5% of glycolic acid 70, making a 5% AHA peel, use about 7.2%. For home use, it is not recommended to make AHA peels higher than 20% (equals about 28.5% of glycolic acid).
Applications
Peels, creams, lotions, masks, cleansers. Due to it's acidity the final product needs to be tested for safe pH. Optimal pH range from 3.5-5.0. Some over the counter products, after adding glycolic acid, will separate as a result of the low pH, and need to be stabilized.
Shipping Information
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CAS
79-14-1, 7732-18-5
INCI
Glycolic acid
composition
Glycolic acid, water
Purity Grade
No purity grade applicable
Appearance
Clear, slightly yellowish liquid, characteristic odor
pH Value
pH range: 0.5-2
Solubility
Water-soluble
Preservation
Preservative-free
Storage
Store light-protected at a cool and dry place
Country of Origin
USA
Raw Material Source
Monochloroacetic acid
Manufacture
Glycolic acid is produced by hydrolysis of molten monochloroacetic acid with 50% aqueous sodium hydroxide at 90-130 deg C. The resulting glycolic acid solution is about 70% concentrated.
Animal Testing
Not animal tested
GMO
GMO-free (does not contain plant-derived components)
Vegan
Does not contain animal-derived components
HS Code
1518004000