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    NO GUNK Ingredients Glossary: Glycolic Acid (Acetic Acid, Hydroxy Acetic Acid, Hydroacetic Acid).

    NO GUNK Ingredients Glossary: Glycolic Acid (Acetic Acid, Hydroxy Acetic Acid, Hydroacetic Acid).

    Glycolic Acid

    by Zheelana Cottam



     

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    INCI Name: 

    Glycolic Acid, Acetic Acid, Hydroxy Acetic Acid, Hydroacetic Acid. 

    Glycolic Acid Benefits For Skin: 

    Anti-Aging, Evens Skin Tone, Smooths bumpy Skin, Exfoliant, pH Stabiliser.

    Glycolic Acid Description:

    Glycolic acid is a type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) made from sugar cane that can act like a water-binding agent. Glycolic is the most researched and purchased type of alpha hydroxy acid on the market that has all its effects backed up by studies. Glycolic acid can be used as an exfoliant if concentrated properly at 5%. It can help shed dead skin and renew surface skin, improving visible signs of ageing, such as uneven skin tone, sun damage, fine lines, rough or patchy skin, and vastly reduce the size of wrinkles. To obtain all these benefits you will need a leave-on AHA exfoliator which is 5%-10% glycolic acid that is formulated at a pH level of 3-4 and then the product must be rinsed off thoroughly. 

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    Zheelana Cottam
    Zheelana Cottam

    Author

    Zheelana is a writer based in Cardiff. She has a BA Honours in English and Creative Writing and is a certified TESOL teacher. When she isn’t out hiking in the lush Welsh countryside, she fills her days with reading, journaling, and going out for food.



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