Glycolic acid 70% is too strong for skincare use. It burns the skin.
Then, how come it is being sold wisely? It isn’t, it’s called FRAUD. How come they can get away with it? Because people don’t know how to read an ingredient list.
Here are examples of products sold as 70% glycolic acid peels.
Deionized Water, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol.
Distilled Water, Glycolic Acid
This is funny (or sad): The answer to this question: “How could it be 70%? Water comes first” the manufacturer answered: “70% denotes the strength of the acid, not how much of it is in the product”
Water, sodium hyaluronate, propylene glycol, Sugar cane extract, rosemary extract, Centella Asiatica root extract, Chrysanthemum Indicum extract, Sophora angustifolia extract, Portulaca oleracea extract, Pelargonium graveolens extract, Aloe barbadensis leaf extract, Mentha arvensis extract.
Note the lack of glycolic acid and preservatives in this “peel”!
I think I should give up on trying to find a product labeled 70% glycolic acid peel that actually contains what it says it does.
Moreover: let’s state that it’s is unsafe and ilegal to sell 70% glycolic acid as a skincare product. It would produce, fast, a chemical burn.
So, please: don’t advertise something that you are not allowed to sell!