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Lactic Acid - 88 % USP *

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L (+)-Lactic Acid, 88% USP

Our Lactic Acid meets USP specifications, but is considered a cosmetic grade material once we repackage it.

Lactic Acid 88% USP. A popular anti-aging treatment, AHA is added to creams, lotions and other products to help remove the undesirable signs of aging such as discolouration, roughness of skin and wrinkling. Produced by the fermentation of carbohydrates, this product does not contain bovine, ovine, or caprine materials of any type. Lactic Acid is often used as a milder alternative to glycolic acid. Lactic acid can also be used as a pH adjuster in formulation. 

CIR Review of Lactic Acid indicates it is approved for use at 10% or less, at a final formulation pH no less than 3.5, when formulated to avoid increasing sun sensitivity or when directions for use include the daily use of sun protection.

We strongly suggest you click on one of the links below for more information regarding formulating with AHA:

Canada: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/legislation/consultation/_cosmet/prop_change-prop-consult-eng.php

US http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/2000p-1378-gdl0002.pdf

INCI: Lactic Acid 

  • Soluble in Water, Alcohol and Glycerol
  • Specific Gravity: 1.17
  • Typical Usage Rate: 1 - 5%
  • pH as supplied: 0.6
  • Appearance: Colourless syrupy liquid
  • Caution: Do not directly apply onto your skin. It is strongly acidic. This will BURN! This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate with a final pH of your product being no lower than pH 3.5
  • Natural Source Product