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  • Gel Peel off mask - Troubleshooting

    Posted by Galaxy3 on December 8, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Hello All,

    I wounder if you could give an advise about a project that I’m working on, a peel off mask.

    Current Formulation

    10% Polyvinyl alcohol 40-88 Kuraray
    10% Etanol
    5% Glycerine
    1% Solagum
    1% polysorbate 20

    I’ve difficulties in reduce the time of drying now its in 30 minutes and I need to reduce it for 20 minutes.

    I’ve tried already to use more Etanol and also tried to use MMB (3-methoxy-3-methyl-1-butanol) without sucess, when I tried to put 15% of Polyvinyl is too tick and difficult to mix.

    What can you advice me?

    Thank you!

    Kind regards

    Galaxy3 replied 7 years, 3 months ago 4 Members · 7 Replies
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  • belassi

    December 8, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    when I tried to put 15% of Polyvinyl is too tick and difficult to mix.
    - This is precisely the reason why I did not continue with product development. The possible market demand did not justify investing in expensive mixing equipment to deal with highly viscous materials. Unless you can obtain a suitable mixer, I suggest this is not a good road to travel.

  • ashish

    December 9, 2016 at 6:36 am

    There are various grades of PVA available in market which you can try. You can also replace Glycerin by Propylene glycol which is more volatile. Instead of using Solagum better to use Gellan gum. U can also try PEG 1500.

  • Galaxy3

    December 10, 2016 at 10:32 pm

     :) Thank you Ashish for your sugestions, I will try and see how it works out.

  • Galaxy3

    January 17, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Hello Guys, 
    Updating my project I manage to make desired dry time and peel off effect :) but it’s painful to remove it :/ . Could you advice how to make it more soft while removing it from the face?
    Thank you! 

  • johnb

    January 18, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Use more humectant - glycerin, propylene glycol, other glycols.

  • ashish

    January 19, 2017 at 5:55 am

    I do agree with @johnb, better to use Propylene glycol as it is more volatile than glycerin and this volatility helps to dry your peel off more quickly. Which kind of thickener did u use in ur formula? if u wish to share…… 

  • Galaxy3

    January 24, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    I used Luviset One as a rheology modifier.

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