glycolic acid

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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.
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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
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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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Another example of an AHA exfoliator is glycolic acid, which is a powerful exfoliant.
Those in group 2 received two laser treatments with the Excel V 532-nm long-pulsed laser plus concurrent daily use of the topical Jan Marini Skin Care Management System, which included a glycolic acid cleanser, vitamin C serum, active containing glycolic, salicylic and azelaic acids, peptide, and growth factor moisturizer and a broad-spectrum sunscreen.
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Glycolic acid, which is alpha hydroxy acid made from sugarcane, has smaller molecules than the skin's pore size and is capable of deep-cleaning.
It has salicylic acid, glycolic acid and jojoba oil to combat dullness.
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This new, large biomolecule formulation and delivery capability will be added Millipore-Sigma's existing portfolio of biodegradable polylactic acid and polylactic glycolic acid (PLA/PLGA) polymers for sustained release in liquid/parenteral formulations.
Objective: To compare the resurfacing effect of microdermabrasion versus glycolic acid peeling in the treatment of acne scars.
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