peeling gel

Hi All,

these exfoliator peeling gel become very popular recently

does anyone know what cause the "ball up" effect? From the LOI of different products, my guess would be cellulose (CMC, HEC,etc???) or Carbomer but I am not sure how to get "ball up" pieces from these gelling agents.



  • I think what you're talking about is called "pilling" and I've seen it happen due to thickeners like HEC or xanthan gum. Some film-forming silicones can also cause this since silicones like to stick to themselves when rubbed. I don't know enough about carbomer to say if it pills or not.
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