Glycolic acid is used to evaluate the efficacy of glycolic peels treatment for all types of acne. It is also used in the fine synthesis of medicine and as a raw material of cosmetics and organic synthesis.
Alicia Garcia Bs.; James E. Fulton. The Combination of Glycolic Acid and Hydroquinone or Kojic Acid for the Treatment of Melasma and Related Conditions. Dermatologic Surgery. 1996, 22 (5), 443-447.
Tolbert, N. E.; Zill, L. P. Excretion of glycolic acid by algae during photosynthesis. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 1956, 222 (2), 895-906.
Hazard Statements: H314-H332-H335
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P260-P264b-P271-P280-P301+P330+P331-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P363-P501c
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant