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Skin Care Cream Ingredients - Glycolic Acid

 

About Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid [AHA] which is a key ingredient in microdermabrasion products.

Glycolic Acid Polymer Complex or Lactic Acid is also a common ingredient in both cleansing and repairing anti aging skin care products.

Many people find Glycolic Acid and AHA containing products irritate their skin, especially those with dark skins. They can also lead to skin whitening or blotchiness.

The possible irritation to the skin of the AHA in the form of glycolic or lactic acid in cosmetics depends largely upon the percentage in the formula.

  • AHA-based products distributed by aestheticians or physicians contain around 20-30 percent.
  • Over-the-counter products generally contain around 10 percent.

For safe home usage, the AHA concentration in a product should not be more than 10 percent. Unfortunately, most product labels or packaging do not give the percentage of glcolic acid. Refer to the manufacturers website, or contact their Customer Support.

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