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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: H302-H332-H314-H318
Harmful if swallowed. Harmful if inhaled. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P260u-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dusts or mists. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.