Synthetic glycolic acid recommended over natural GA in AHA products -- Herald Pharmacal.
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
SYNTHETIC GLYCOLIC ACID RECOMMENDED OVER NATURALLY DERIVED INGREDIENT by Herald Pharmacal Manager-Research and Development Jay Dickerson for use in the formulation of alpha hydroxy acid products. At an April 9 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, Dickerson said that, "the disadvantage of natural glycolic acid" is that a "high concentration, high purity product" requires a "tremendous volume" of sugar cane or sugar beet.
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