070-000-343 Glycolic Acid, CAS 79-14-1

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Synonyms Hydroacetic acid, hydroxyacetic acid
Keywords Exfoliant, shed dead skin cells
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Glycolic Acid Specifications

Product Name Glycolic Acid
CAS Registry Number 79-14-1
Molecular Formula C2H4O3
Molecular Weight 76.05 g/mol
Purity 99%
Appearance The pure product is colorless, odorless, and easy to deliquescent crystallization
Package 1kg-25kg
Shelf life 2 years
Functions Penetration of the skin to remove dead skin and hair

Glycolic Acid Description

Glycolic acid is a type of alpha-hydroxy acid (or AHA) that’s derived from sugar cane. It joins other acids, such as lactic acid (derived from sour milk), tartaric acid (from grapes), and citric acid. Glycolic acid is an exfoliant that helps shed dead skin cells and reveal the newer, brighter layers underneath by acting on the stratum corneum.

Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that comes from sugar cane. As it absorbs into the skin, it promotes cell turnover.

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid Applications

Due to its strong penetration into the skin, glycolic acid is also used in cosmetics such as skin whitening care products and as a medicament for removing dead skin and hair.


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