Glycolic Acid


  • Naturally-produced in the sebum of the skin*
  • Hydrating*
  • May Help to Reduce Future Signs of UV Damage*


Glycolic acid is the smallest of the alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and is a common ingredient in skincare ingredients. It may help to increase exfoliation, and help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.*


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All may help reduce the appearance of sunspots and uneven pigmentation on the skin*


There are currently 19,000 studies on Glycolic acid in skincare.

The combination of glycolic acid and hydroquinone or kojic acid for the treatment of melasma and related conditions

A Garcia, JE Fulton Jr – Dermatologic surgery, 1996 – Wiley Online Library
… CONCLUSION. Both glycolic acid/kojic acid and glycolic acid/ hydroauinone topical skin care
products are highly efiective in reducing the pigment in melasma patients. Both formulations
should be available to the dermatologist to satisfy the patient’s preferences …

Treatment of melasma using kojic acid in a gel containing hydroquinone and glycolic acid

JTE Lim – Dermatologic surgery, 1999 – Wiley Online Library
… Treatment of Melasma Using Kojic Acid in a Gel Containing Hydroquinone and Glycolic
Acid. Joyce Teng Ee Lim MBBS National Skin Care Center, Singapore. Search for more
papers by this author. Frcpi National Skin Care Center, Singapore …

[HTML] Efficacy of glycolic acid peels in the treatment of melasma

ME Hurley, IL Guevara, RM Gonzales… – Archives of …, 2002 –
… 457- 58Google Scholar. 8. Van Scott EJYu RJ Alpha hydroxy acids: procedures for … MGSpeelman
P A histological comparison of 50% and 70% glycolic acid peels using … Acid Base, Electrolytes,
Fluids; Allergy; Allergy and Clinical Immunology; Anesthesiology; Anticoagulation; Art of …

Mode of action of glycolic acid on human stratum corneum: ultrastructural and functional evaluation of the epidermal barrier

M Fartasch, J Teal, GK Menon – Archives of dermatological research, 1997 – Springer
… that the barrier structures of the SC are not disrupted by glycolic acid formulations at the … Key words
Alpha hydroxy acid · Epidermal barrier · Stratum corneum · Lipid structures · Desmosomes …
Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) are organic acids present in natural sources such as fruits …

Alpha hydroxy acids in skin care.

CP Clark 3rd – Clinics in plastic surgery, 1996 –
… Acne Vulgaris/drug therapy; Chemexfoliation; Female; Glycolates/therapeutic use; Humans;
Hydroxy Acids/therapeutic use*; Male; Melanosis/drug therapy; Skin Aging/drug effects; Skin
Diseases/drug therapy*. Substances. Glycolates; Hydroxy Acidsglycolic acid.

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