Definition of glycolic in English:

glycolic

adjective

  • See glycol

    • ‘I've been using 40% glycolic peels (which is a bit of a misnomer, there's no peeling of skin at this level) and copper peptides at home for about 6 months on my acne scars.’
    • ‘Opt for a chemical exfoliator with natural skin: sloughers like glycolic, lactic or salicylic acid.’
    • ‘Mild alphahydroxy acids formulated into the cleanser can make a nice addition for smoother, fresher skin (look for lactic, glycolic and fruit acid complexes).’
    • ‘Is it a glycolic exfoliant that strips off old cells?’
    • ‘Or opt for products that contain pore-clearing exfoliators like retinol or alpha-hydroxy, glycolic or salicylic acids.’

Pronunciation

glycolic

/ɡlʌɪˈkɒlɪk/