Glycolic Acid – Powder



INCI: Glycolic Acid

Other Names: Powdered Glycolic Acid, Glycolic Acid crystals

Ingredient Type: Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), Exfoliant

Function: Exfoliation

Appearance:  White crystalline solid

Smell: Odourless

Solubility: Water-soluble

Ingredient PH Value: 0.5 to 2

Usage Rate: 1 to 20%

Storage: Store in a cool, dark place, away from light and moisture (powdered Glycolic Acid is hygroscopic in nature, and so attracts water to itself).

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

Formulation Guide:

  • Optimal PH Range in formulations: 3.5 to 5.0 (Glycolic Acid is acidic and therefore you should test your final product’s final PH and adjust to a safe pH).
  • Formulations containing Glycolic Acid are known to sometimes separate if PH value of the final product is too low and not stabilized.


Benefits of Glycolic Acid to the Skin

  • Helps dark spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Exfoliates dead surface skin cells to reveal a radiant skin, youthful-looking skin
  • Improves skin elasticity
  • Helps minimize pore size
  • Anti-ageing properties: Glycolic Acid helps minimize the appearance of 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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