Glycolic Acid (Liquid) – 70% Solution



Ingredient Type: Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), Exfoliant

Function: Exfoliation

INCI: Glycolic Acid

Other Names: Glycolic Acid solution, liquid Glycolic Acid, Hydroxyacetic Acid

Concentration: 70% Glycolic Acid (unbuffered solution).

Appearance: Transparent/ clear, light yellow liquid

Smell: Characteristic odour

Solubility: Water-soluble

Ingredient PH Value: 0.5 to 2

Storage: Store in a cool, dark place, away from light

Common Uses of Glycolic Acid in Skincare: Spa use, Exfoliating products, peels, toners, cleansers, creams and lotions, face masks.

Formulation and Usage Guide:

  • Ensure to test and balance the final product for safe pH, due to the acidity of Glycolic Acid.
  • Optimal pH range in formulations: 3.5 to 5.0.
  • The formulation could later separate if PH value of the final product is too low and not stabilized.


Dilution Guide:

  • Typical usage level in skincare peels is between 1-20% Glycolic Acid/ AHA.
  • To make a 10% peel, use about 14.5% of Glycolic Acid 70% solution
  • For making a 5% AHA peel, use about 7.2% of Glycolic Acid 70% solution
  • For making a 20% AHA peel, use about 28.5% of Glycolic Acid 70% solution

*NOTE: For DIY home use, it is not recommended to make Glycolic Acid peels above 20% concentration.


Benefits of Glycolic Acid to the Skin

  • Helps fade hyperpigmentation and dark spots
  • Stimulates new skin cells
  • Promotes the shedding (exfoliation) of dull and old surface skin cells to reveal new and brighter skin
  • Helps hydrate the skin
  • Promotes a youthful-looking skin
  • Helps improve skin elasticity
  • Helps reduces the size of enlarged pores
  • Helps reduce the appearance wrinkles and fine lines

*NOTE: This is a cosmetic grade product for professional use only. For external use only (not to be consumed internally/ eaten). Use only for formulation of cosmetic & personal care products.

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