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Lotion Base - Glycolic Acid (30%) - Professional Strength - All Natural
Lotion Base - Glycolic Acid (30%) - Professional Strength - All Natural
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Product Code: CLGDZ-BS

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1 oz Net Wt [$2.41]
4 oz Net Wt [$8.75]
8 oz Net Wt [$15.73]
16 oz Net Wt - 1 lb [$27.89]
32 oz Net Wt - 2 lbs [$48.67]
64 oz Net Wt - 4 lbs [$83.10]
112 oz Net Wt - 7 lbs [$120.50]
37 lbs Net Wt (5 gallons) [$518.80]

Description Ingredients & Technical Information Formulation and Usage Information

Professional Use

* This is an all natural, unique and proprietary formulation available only from TNS *

There is no other 100% all-natural Lotion Base on the market with a proven all-natural, broad-spectrum preservative system...until now.

We have created a unique 100% all-natural 30% Glycolic Lotion Base that you can customize for your market and offer to your customers that will meet all your requirements.

Professional Strength

The pH of this product is 0.6

You will need to adjust the pH to 3.0 before use or selling.

Bases that can be used are: Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide, Calcium Carbonate and Sodium Bicarbonate. Water will also bring the pH up but will dilute your final Glycolic Acid %.

Please note! You will NOT need to add additional preservative (Tinosan SDC) to your end formulation unless you add liquid ingredients by more than 50% the quantity of the primary base (excluding Essential Oils and Fragrance Oils). There are a few ingredients that can bind with the Tinosan and decrease its effectiveness, like EDTA. Also, high salt content can inhibit it as well.

Keep in mind that the addition of ingredients will slightly reduce the percent of glycolic acid in this product so additional oils and additives should be kept to a minimum.

FDA regulations and Labeling Requirements

Here is the direct link to all the FDA AHA information.

The FDA recommends that the "Sunburn Alert" AHA labeling statement appear prominently and conspicuously once in the labeling of a cosmetic product.

Be aware you must place this warning on your label and sell product at approved levels:

Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.

The CIR Expert Panel concluded that Glycolic and Lactic Acid, their common salts and their simple esters, are safe for use in cosmetic products at concentrations of 10%, at final formulation pH of 3.5, when formulated to avoid increasing sun sensitivity or when directions for use include the daily use of sun protection.

These ingredients are safe for use in salon products at concentrations of 30%, at final formulation pH of 3.0, in products designed for brief, discontinuous use followed by thorough rinsing from the skin, when applied by trained professionals, and when application is accompanied by directions for the daily use of sun protection."

What Are Alpha Hydroxy acids?

Long before the chemical structure, or even the existence of alpha-hydroxy acids(AHAs)were known, they were unknowingly being used as an ingredient for improving the condition of the skin. French women in the court of Louis XIV washed their faces with old wine for the same reasons. Old fashioned facial masks made from fruit, honey or yogurt were also unknowingly taking advantage of AHAs as their active ingredient.

Alpha-hydroxy acids are commonly found and isolated from fruits of all sorts. That is why they are referred to as fruit acids. For example, malic acid is found in apples, citric acid can be isolated from most citrus fruits and glycolic acid is commonly found in honey and sugar cane. Lactic acid is found in milk that has soured and Tartaric acid can be isolated from fermented grapes (wine) . It is the natural, feel good origin of alpha-hydroxy acids that make them so appealing. Couple this with the genuine hi-tech biochemistry that they exhibit and it is no mystery as to why they are so popular.

How do AHAs Work?

The full mechanism of action of alpha-hydroxy acids is not yet fully understood. It is known however, that they function in two distinct fashions.

First, they can act as a simple humectant that absorbs moisture from the atmosphere. When applied to the skin, these hydrated AHAs act to increase the water content of the skin and thus moisturize the outer layer of the epidermis (the stratum corneum) and consequently make the skin softer and more flexible.

The second method by which AHAs are thought to act is by reducing corneocyte adhesion and accelerating cell proliferation within the deeper basal layer of the skin. This exfoliating action of AHAs occurs as a result of their ability to break the bonds between dead skin cells that from at the surface of the skin. Skin normally as a dead layer of cells at its surface (the corneocyte layer) and AHAs can speed up the normal process of skin cell regeneration and sloughing.

This results in increased flexibility of the skin as well as decreased formation of large dry flakes at the surface of the skin. When applied in the high concentrations of a peel, AHAs operate at a deeper level and cause detachment of keratinocytes and epidermolysis.

At lower concentrations, AHAs primarily reduce intercorneocyte cohesion thus promoting exfoliation and thinning of the stratum corneum. A thinner stratum corneum is more compact and flexible.

Sun damaged skin is becoming more and more of a problem in our society. Prematurely aged skin brought about by long term UV radiation exposure (actinic aging), is in part caused by a thickening of the stratum corneum resulting from increased corneocyte cohesion. Long term UV radiation exposure also degradescollagen in the dermis layer of the skin.

There is also evidence that excessive amounts of abnormal elastic fibers also tend to accumulate within the dermis of photodamged skin. Glycolic acid at low concentrations works well to decrease corneocyte cohesion by promoting exfoliation of the outer layers of the stratum corneum. This is especially relevant since most pigmentation alterations associated with photodamage can be attributed to the thickening of the stratum corneum.

Most of the evidence on how AHAs work seems to point to exfoliation and the resulting turnover of new cells in the outer epidermal layer of the skin.

There is increasing evidence however, that AHAs may be working at a much deeper level. There may well be increases in procollagen and Type I collagen that occur in the deeper dermis layer brought about by long term treatment with AHAs.

One study showed that topical treatment twice a day for 3 months with 5% glycolic acid cream at pH 2.8 affected surface and epidermal changes, while the same treatment, but with a 12% cream reached deeper and influenced both the epidermis and the deeper dermis layer, and resulted in increased epidermal and dermal firmness and thickness. Both showed clinical improvement in skin smoothness and in the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Another study showed that AHAs may thin the outer stratum corneum, but actually end up increasing the overall thickness of the epidermis. This thickening is accompanied by increased synthesis of glycosaminoglycans and collagen. It is apparent that alpha-hydroxy acids may do more than just increase exfoliation and skin cell turnover.


Read all information, instructions and precautions before beginning!

Keep this product and all products stored safely out of the reach of children.

This product is for external use only. DO NOT INGEST.

Avoid contact with eyes, mucous membranes and irritated skin.

Glycolic Acid products should not be applied closer than a quarter of an inch from the eyes and mucus membranes.

If contact with eyes occurs, rinse thoroughly with clear, cool water for at least 15 minutes and seek additional medical attention as needed.

It is recommended that Glycolic Acid Lotions be applied by a skin care professional. Peels should be applied by a physician or medically trained and supervised skin care professional.

If you have any medical questions, are unable to understand the directions, do not have adequate training or knowledge or are uncertain as to whether you should be applying a Glycolic Lotion, consult your medical director, supervisor, physician or dermatologist before you proceed!

To determine skin sensitivity always perform a patch test. Read more about a Patch Test here.

While the Glycolic Lotion is on the skin a slight stinging, itching or tingling may be experienced and is considered normal. These sensations usually peak at 2-3 minutes after application and diminish over time. When used correctly, at an appropriate strength for the skin type, there should not be severe redness, burning, or blistering.

If severe redness, burning or blistering or any other unusual symptoms occur, stop the procedure, neutralize any solution on the skin, rinse with cool water, seek medical treatment and discontinue further use.

If these symptoms occur, the product is not being used correctly, the strength being used is too high or the skin is too sensitive to handle a glycolic lotion of this strength at this time.

Severe redness, burning, itching, hives and other symptoms may also be signs of an allergic reaction to the product.

If an allergic reaction is suspected, unexplained or unusual symptoms occur or symptoms are prolonged or if there is any reason to suspect or believe an allergic reaction could be occurring, seek medical care immediately.

Individuals who are Pregnant, Lactating, taking prescription medications or have a medical condition should check with their healthcare provider before using a Glycolic Lotion Product.

Other trans-dermal products should never be applied while using a glycolic lotion.

Do Not Use any oil based products or emulsions in combination with a Glycolic Acid Lotion or within 8 hours immediately following the use of a Glycolic Acid Lotion, as this may cause burns.

Never use a Glycolic Acid Lotion in combination with the use or history of use of Accutane in the past 6 months.

Never apply a glycolic acid lotion within 24 hours of using another facial exfoliating product. This includes both mechanical exfoliation products like scrubs and chemical exfoliation products like acids.

Retin-A type products should NOT be used for at least 3 days before using a Glycolic Acid Lotion.

Do not apply Glycolic Acid Lotion to irritated, sensitive skin, skin with open wounds or after skin extractions.

Do not expose the face or treated areas to the sun for 24 hours before or after the application of a Glycolic Acid Lotion. Always use a minimum of SPF 30 on a daily basis before, during and after Glycolic Acid product use.

Do not apply Glycolic Acid Lotion to skin that has been waxed or shaved within the last 24 hours. Do not wax or shave for 24 hours after using a Glycolic Acid Lotion.

Legal Waiver By purchasing any Glycolic acid product, I the purchaser, understand, acknowledge and agree to the following. Glycolic Acid is a professional strength product and should only be used under the direction or supervision of a licensed professional. The information provided herein is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for the knowledge, experience, licensing or training of a professional. I understand that both any products containing Glycolic acid do not treat illnesses or conditions and any information provided is intended to help educated the purchaser to make informed decisions related to the purchase of these products. I, the purchaser, assume the risk of any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use or misuse of any of these products, preparations, or procedures. I hereby release, hold harmless, and discharge the seller and all of its officers, employees, agents and suppliers from all claims of damages, demands, liability or actions whatsoever in any manner arising from or as a result or purchase or use of these products. I understand and am fully aware that misuse of this product can lead to injury or burns. By purchasing and or using this product, I understand and acknowledge that MicroNaturals assumes no responsibility for misuse of this product or for any consequences or injuries as a result of using this or any of their products. By the act of purchase and due to the nature of these products, I understand all sales are final and non refundable or returnable. As with any Glycolic Acid product, I understand that some individuals are more resistant to acids than others. Disclaimer: We cannot and do not guarantee results. Products are not returnable or refundable per FDA guidelines. This is for the safety and health of all customers and consumers. The purchaser assumes the sole risk and responsibility when purchasing and using these products.

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