This sounds like an oxymoron to put body lotion and glycolic acid in the same word. Why? You may ask. Because usually acids will burn the skin and if this acid is put into body lotions wouldn’t it burn the skin? Apparently, these are the wrong questions to be asking because you will find glycolic acid in a lot of beauty products besides body lotions. It is known to repair damaged skin after all it is an organic acid. It has to be safe to use if it is showing up in those skincare products.On to the next thought what is the best body lotion, containing glycolic acid, to use? Let’s forge ahead and answer that very question.
First a definition of glycolic acid (a colorless, translucent, crystalline compound, C2H4O3, that occurs in cane sugar, unripe grapes, and sugar beets and has numerous industrial uses, especially in dyeing leather and textiles and in the manufacture of pesticides.) What exactly is glycolic acid?