Origin: Glycolic acid is produced by hydrolysis of molten monochloroacetic acid with 50% aqueous sodium hydroxide at 90-130 celsius. The resulting glycolic acid solution is about 60-70% concentrated.
Also Known As: Hydroacetic acid
Overview: Glycolic Acid is an Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and peeling agent. It can reduce the appearance of fine lines, irregular pigmentation, and age spots. It also decreases the appearance of enlarged pores. It aids in skin rejuvenation by encouraging the shedding of old surface skin cells.
- Peeling creams
- Peeling lotions
- Peeling masks
- Peeling cleansers
Ideal Concentration Level in Products: 1% to 20% depending on the tye of AHA peeling product you wish to produce. For making a 10% AHA peel, use about 14.5% of glycolic acid. For making a 5% AHA peel, use about 7.2%.