A great exfoliant that also increases collagen production by stimulating fibroblasts. Found to be effective in treating UV-damaged skin because it mediates the matrix degradation that keratinocytes release.
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|Molar mass||76.05 g/mol|
|Appearance||white, powdery solid|
|Melting point||75 °C (167 °F; 348 K)|
|Solubility in other solvents||alcohols, acetone,
acetic acid and
|Main hazards||Corrosive (C)|
|Flash point||129 °C (264 °F; 402 K)|
Related α-hydroxy acids
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Glycolic acid (hydroacetic acid or hydroxyacetic acid); chemical formula C2H4O3 (also written as HOCH2COOH), is the smallest α-hydroxy acid (AHA). This colorless, odorless, and hygroscopic crystalline solid is highly soluble in water. It is used in various skin-care products. Glycolic acid is found in some sugar-crops. A glycolate is a salt or ester of glycolic acid.