Glycolic Acid Powder
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INCI: Glycolic acid
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).
APPLICATIONS: Peels, creams, lotions, masks, cleansers. Due to its acidity the final product needs to be tested for safe pH. Optimal pH ranges 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.
STORAGE: Stable - 1 year. Store cool and light protected. External use only.
Please note that when using this ingredient regularly in skin care products, the skin will be very sensitive and needs to be protected from the sun, wearing sunscreen or any other protection.