Product Description and applications

Glypure® cosmetic-grade glycolic acid is used in many cosmetics and other personal care products; it is the most popular active ingredient in anti-aging formulations, with strong consumer recognition. Glycolic acid is the smallest organic acid, allowing it to more effectively penetrate the skin and hair, and elicit changes at the microscopic level.

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Glypure® glycolic acid is used in various skincare applications, such as skin peels, creams, serums, lotions, sunscreens, and lightening creams to stimulate cellular activity and readjust the water percentage in the epidermis. It also offers unique advantages in hair care, offering moisturization and strengthening benefits in products including shampoo, conditioner, leave-in treatments, and all-in-one hair and body washes. Chemours is the world leader in supplying cosmetic grade glycolic acid.


  • Exceptional purity levels for personal care products
  • Clear, colorless appearance
  • Odorless
  • Compatibilitty with other compounds
  • Biodegradability


  • Increase collagen sythesis
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves skin texture
  • Makes hair more manageable, easier to style
  • Helps make hair feel softer and smoother
  • Moisturizes and exfoliates the scalp


The Chemours Company is a global provider of titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, with ingredients found in plastics and coatings, refrigeration and air conditioning, mining and oil refining operations and general industrial manufacturing. Chemours has approximately 9,000 employees across 37 manufacturing sites serving more than 5,000 customers in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.


name key properties documentation
70 ​​Glypure 70% aquous solution of Glycolic Acid, for use in cosmetics MSDS TDS
99 Glypure 99% crystalline Glycolic Acid, for use in cosmetics MSDS TDS