Skin Care Ingredients Glossary -

    Glycolic Acid

    An alpha hydroxy acid that may be used as an exfoliant in skin care products.


  • Expert Panel

    • Dr. Dendy Engelman
      Dr. Dendy Engelman

      Dr. Dendy Engelman, a board certified dermatologic surgeon, is an associate at Manhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. Most recently, Dr. Engelman was appointed Director of Dermatologic Surgery at New York Medical College. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and American College of Mohs Surgery.

    • Dr. Lisa Ginn
      Dr. Lisa R. Ginn

      Lisa R. Ginn, MD is one of a handful of African American board-certified dermatologists and fellowship trained cosmetic laser surgeons in the country. Upon graduation from medical school, she was awarded a prestigious post-doctorate clinical research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, and while performing her fellowship, she simultaneously obtained her license as a medical esthetician in order to truly learn the art of skin care. In addition to completing her formal dermatology training, she served as a Medical Officer in the division of FDA that regulates cosmetic products.

    • Michael S. Kaminer, MD
      Michael S. Kaminer, MD

      Michael S. Kaminer, MD is one of the three founding partners of SkinCare Physicians, a 15 physician, 100 employee group that is a recognized world leader in dermatology and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Kaminer has been an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Harvard and Tufts Medical Schools, and is currently Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Yale Medical School, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Brown Medical School.