Sugar canes are the main source of glycolic acid. Using hydroxyacetic acid and AHA (glycolic acids) is a good way to battle the signs of skin aging. It is also perfect for people experiencing acne and blackheads.
A hydroxy acid is a family of ingredients commonly used in topical skin care and cosmetics. There are two types: alpha hydroxy acid and beta hydroxy acid.
Both are used for exfoliating, or removing, cells from the upper layer of the skin. They are also used for their antiseptic properties, which is why they also appear in hair care and body care products.
AHA's can be used as water-binding agents in cosmetics, but are mostly used in modern cosmetics for their exfoliating properties and their therapeutic properties which help with and minimize photo damaged skin, which is a major contributing factor to ageing.