Help! Toner is sticky! - Cosmetic Science Talk

Help! Toner is sticky!

edited October 10 in Formulating
Here's a rundown:
Salicylic Acid-1

Glycolic Acid-1
Sodium Lactate-1
Multifruits BSC-0.5
Quinoa Extract-0.5

C. PEG-40 HCO-1

The problem with my toner is that it is sticky. I lessen the % of Sodium lactate from 2.5 to 1. Still sticky. Any thoughts?


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