Glycolic Acid

Hydroxyacetic acid, called glycolic acid by inventor Auguste Laurent in 1848, is the smallest of the α-hydroxy acids (AHAs).

Glycolic acid, first synthesized in 1851 by Nicolas Sokoloff and Adolph Strecker, is obtained from sugar cane, beet, or grape extract.

Due to its excellent ability to penetrate the skin, glycolic acid is widely used in skin care products, mostly in peels.

Glycolic acid helps improve the texture and appearance of the skin. It can reduce wrinkles, acne or hyper pigmentation. After application, glycolic acid reacts with the top layer of the epidermis by weakening the lipid bonds that hold dead skin cells together. This removes this layer to reveal the younger, sleek and shiny undercoat.

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