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Glycolic Acid 70%
Glycolic Acid 70%
For Professional Use Only

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For Professional Use Only

Product Code: GLCA70-CH

1 oz Net Wt [$6.50]
11 oz Net Wt - Fits in 8 oz Container [$40.92]
42 oz Net Wt - Fits in 32 oz Container [$130.20]
83 oz Net Wt - Fits in 0.5 Gallon Container [$244.44]
167 oz Net Wt - Fits in 1 Gallon Pail [$465.93]
334 oz Net Wt - Fits in 2 Gallon Pail [$828.32]
584 oz Net Wt - Fits in a 3.5 Gallon Pail [$905.20]
800 oz Net Wt - Fits in 5 Gallon Pail [$1,066.40]

Description Ingredients & Technical Information
For Professional Use Only

Glycolic Acid Can Not Ship US Mail.
Do Not choose the US Mail Option at Checkout or this item will be removed from your order.
This is 70% pure Glycolic acid. It must be diluted to appropriate concentrations for skin care application. Concentrations in products greater than 30% with a pH of 3.0 or less are considered professional strength and are only to be used by licensed professionals.

FDA recommends that the labeling of a cosmetic product that contains an AHA as an ingredient and that is topically applied to the skin or mucous membrane, such as the lips, bear a statement that conveys the following information:

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.
Based on industry-sponsored studies, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel — the industry's self-regulatory body for reviewing the safety of cosmetic ingredients — concluded that products containing the AHAs glycolic and lactic acid are safe for use by consumers if:

The AHA concentration is 10 percent or less.
The final product has a pH of 3.5 or greater.
The final product is formulated in such a way that it protects the skin from increased sun sensitivity or its package directions tell consumers to use daily protection from the sun.
The challenge of a subjective response from customers related to the "feel" and "sensitivity" associated with using any product, is that it is difficult to narrow this down to one variable that may be altering their perception or altering its effect.

Variables that may influence this include:
1. The pH of the skin can change slightly or dramatically over the course of a week, month or year.
2. The amount of oil on the skin can affect acid penetration and absorption.
3. The use of other products on the skin, including make up, soap and moisturizers can alter absorption.
3. The amount and frequency of use can alter perception of activity.
3. The health of the customer and any medical conditions they may have, can alter absorption and perception.
4. Drugs and medications can interact with skin applications and alter their effect.
5. Slight variations in natural formulations (<1%), as well as in the amount applied on the skin may affect the "feel" the customer reports.
6. Repeated and continuous use can create a desensitization to the "feel" of the product on the skin.
(This is exactly why professional peels can be done in increasing increments, because the patient builds up a sensation tolerance.)

All these variables may affect the customers subjective perception of the products performance. This perception information is not an accurate means of checking effectiveness of the product, nor is it reliable.

Base on the above variables, obviously we can not guarantee that you will "feel as if the product is working".
We can only guarantee that the product we ship out to you will have a pH that is 0.2 - 0.5, which is per the formulation standards set for this product and that the product has been tested and meets all QA criteria for the formulation.

Additional facts about Glycolic Acid
Glycolic Acid does not create or become a new or different molecule over time. So, it does not change into something else as it ages. It can only degrade over a long period of time (several years), losing its effectiveness when exposed to atmospheric changes. (Temps greater than 140 F and lower then 68 F)
Glycolic acid is stable and will not degrade when stored in an unopened container in ambient temps up to 140 F.
Glycolic acid may precipitate when stored below 68 F. However, the material will fall back into solution when heated to 104 F with agitation. This will not affect performance or pH.
Glycolic Acid may create a dimer (glycolide) when heated/stored above 140 F. If the dimer is created, the material will lose acidity affecting the pH.
Although all products are required to list a shelf life, Glycolic acid does not really have a defined shelf life and can maintain its pH indefinitely if stored properly.

Glycolic acid is the smallest a-hydroxy acid (AHA). It appears in the form hydroscopic crystalline solid that is highly soluble in water and related solvents. Glycolic acid is associated with sugar-crops and is isolated from sugarcane, sugar beets, pineapple, canteloupe, and unripe grapes.

Due to its excellent capability to penetrate skin, glycolic acid finds applications in skin care products, most often as a chemical peel performed by a dermatologist in concentrations of 20%-80% or at-home kits in lower concentrations of 10%. It is used to improve the skin's appearance and texture. It may reduce wrinkles, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and improve many other skin conditions. Once applied, glycolic acid reacts with the upper layer of the epidermis, weakening the binding properties of the lipids that hold the dead skin cells together. This allows the outer skin to "dissolve" revealing the underlying, healthier, smoother, brighter-looking skin.

Glycolic acid works as an exfoliating agent because of its high acidity but easy solubility. When placed on the skin as part of an exfoliating cream or gel, glycolic acid goes under the damaged upper layers of skin and destroys the 'glue' which holds dead skin to the surface. As this dead skin is chemically burned off, the other ingredients carry the individual flakes away and a water rinse neutralizes the remaining acid. The result is a much-smoother skin surface and a more youthful appearance. A secondary benefit is glycolic acid's ability to draw moisturizers into the newly-exfoliated skin surface. This is why cosmetic counters often sell a complete system of skin care; the rest of the alpha-hydroxy line contains moisturizers and neutralizers to counteract the corrosive actions of glycolic acid.

Cosmetic exfoliants and moisturizers containing glycolic acid may leave the user's skin especially sensitive to the sun, so many skin care experts recommend using a sunscreen after exfoliating with glycolic acid. If a 10% concentration of glycolic acid can cause concern over skin damage, another use may be even more controversial. Some customers seeking a more complete exfoliation may opt for a chemical peel. In general, a chemical peel involves a careful scrubbing of the skin followed by an application of a powerful AHA such as glycolic acid. Concentration levels of glycolic acid in chemical peels can be as high as 50% or more. Even industrial suppliers of glycolic acid limit their concentration to 70%, so this is indeed a very powerful chemical process.

Quite often after a chemical peel, a patient's skin will look as if it were extremely sunburned. Several days of recovery are often necessary for a complete recovery from a glycolic acid peel. Proponents of glycolic acid say that the process may appear dangerous or unsightly, but the results are worth the temporary discomfort.

Whether or not glycolic acid is the miracle ingredient in a cosmetic Fountain of Youth, there can be no doubt that it is effective when used correctly and in the proper concentration level for an individual's exfoliating and moisturizing needs. As with any other acid, proper attention must be given to storage and access. Young children could experience severe skin rashes or internal problems if the products are improperly applied or ingested.

Storage: Always store in well marked, air tight container out of the reach of children. We recommend transferring any size smaller other than our 5 gallon pail to glass ASAP to prevent possible failure of the plastic container (leaking).

This is a natural sourced product and the color and odor will vary with each lot.

The effect of this product varies based on the final product thickness, pH and concentration. The pH, thickness and time since last exposure of the skin to which it is being applied along with contact time and frequency.

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