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. DuPont 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

About DuPont

DuPont is a global chemical and life sciences company created in 1802, with businesses that include agriculture and industrial biotechnology, chemistry, biology, materials science and manufacturing.


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