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INGREDIENT GLOSSARY • Exfoliant
AT A GLANCE
An alpha-hydroxy acid used for many purposes, including exfoliation and active delivery.
Type of Ingredient
Why we use it
Lactic acid, glycolic acid, and a lactic/glycolic copolymer are used to create a microscopic poly-lactic glycolic acid shell, which encapsulates fragile active ingredients. PLGA is biocompatible and biodegradable and is used in both medical and cosmetic formulations as a delivery vehicle.
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