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The md formulations History

1983 First company to license glycolic patents worldwide

1989 Launch of md formulations to US aesthetics professionals

1992 International launch of md formulations

1996 Launch of transparent zinc oxide sun protectors

1997 Launch of first glycolic products for sensitive skin

Technology Meets Skincare

These unique combinations of ingredients provide maximum results with minimal irritation, so it's safe for all skin conditions and all skin types. Even the most sensitive skins can benefit from our proprietary Glycolic Compound.

Glycolic Acid vs. md formulations ® Glycolic Compound

Why is our formula better?

  • Glycolic acid in its pure form has a very low pH and may cause redness and irritation.
  • Our patented technology has a pH that matches your skin's pH, thanks to a combination of water, glycolic acid, and ammonium glycolate.
  • This Glycolic Compound delivers the same benefits of glycolic acid without the irritating side effects-so it's safe for even the most sensitive skin.

the Sensitive Skin Complex

Even people with the most sensitive skin, including rosacea, can use our sensitive skin formula products.

Here's why:

  • A higher pH of 4.4 is more compatible with sensitive skin.
  • Our complex of carefully chosen ingredients, including chamomile, bisabolol, and licorice root, works to help keep redness and irritation away

Ingredient Technology

Cleanse and Protect Hydrate Protect
AHA & BHA's Vitamin A Derivatives Botanica Super Moisturizers Antioxidants Screen Protectors

Glycolic Acid

Lactic Acid

Salicylic Acid


Retinyl Palmitate



Licorice Root Extract



Hyalouronic Acid


Linoleic Acid




Vitamin E

Superoxide Dismutase

Green Tea

Vitamin C


Micronized Zinc Oxide

Titanium Dioxide