glycolic acid

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Related to glycolic acid: salicylic acid, lactic acid

gly·col·ic acid

A colorless crystalline compound, C2H4O3, that is found in sugar beets, sugarcane, and unripe grapes and is used in tanning, in metal polishing and electroplating, and in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, adhesives, and plasticizers.

glycolic acid

(Elements & Compounds) a colourless crystalline soluble hygroscopic compound found in sugar cane and sugar beet: used in tanning and in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, adhesives, and plasticizers; hydroxyacetic acid. Formula: CH2(OH)COOH

glycol′ic ac′id

a crystalline acid, C2H4O3, abundant in cane sugar and grapes: used in textile processes.
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Noun1.glycolic acid - a translucent crystalline compound found in sugar cane and sugar beets and unripe grapes
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
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Natural glycolic acid is derived from sugarcane, lactic acid is found in milk, and arginine comes from brown rice.
The question, he says, is whether the use of these acids causes a change in skin cancer rates, and if so, whether glycolic acid (an alpha-hydroxy acid, and salicylic acid (the most widely used beta-hydroxy acid) work differently.
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My favourite way to exfoliate is with chemical exfoliants such as glycolic acid and lactic acid.
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Reviva Labs is a key pioneer of skin-care education, and is recognized as a leader initiating new, beneficial products, such as exfoliants, topical trace minerals, glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid and lighten and brighten skin creams.
With aloe vera to soothe and glycolic acid to ease away fine lines, Anthony's Glycolic Facial Cleanser, right, will help hold back the years.
It's important to rinse your face thoroughly with plenty of clean water after using it - if any Glycolic Acid remains in your pores it can cause irritation after a few days.
It uses glycolic acid, but don't panic at the mere mention of the substance.