I received Glycolic acid in powder form...what do I 'activate' this with so that I can use it?
2 years ago
Ordered 30% glycolic acid to create my own chemical peel (wanna start off SLOWLY then increase IF necessary). Yes, I ordered it from a highly respectable medical product/chemical company here in the USA ** IT CAME IN POWDER FORM! So I now mix it with WHAT? What do I use to 'activate' this so that I can actually utilize this in some way? I've searched EVERYTHING online for FOUR months & NOTHING. What ingredient is the glycolic acid in Jessner's mixed? ANY insight would be greatly appreciated.
Doctor Answers 3
Please do NOT mix this with anything and apply to your face. It appears you have obtained pharmaceutical grade glycolic acid meant to be formulated into a peeling solution by a pharmacist or chemist. People who are able to do this have studied for many years and have years of experience to be able to do it safely and effectively.
I have never heard of glycolic acid being sold as a powder. If you feel lucky give it a try. I would not be so brave myself.
Follow the instructions on mixing this acid. Since you did not specify what was the source of this peel very hard to be specific...
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