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  • How to eliminate sticky/tackiness of glycolic or lactic acid leave on formulas?

    Posted by Zink on August 24, 2016 at 2:17 am

    5% lactic or glycolic acid in water will leave a sticky residue/feel after application on skin, any known ways to reduce this without dramatically changing pH? Penetration enhancers? 

    georgiliolev replied 7 years, 10 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • georgiliolev

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    August 28, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Oh, I’ve been having the same issue. I had propylene glycol in the formula but it increases the sticky residue even more I think.

    Also, do you partially neutralise the acid in order to bring pH up?

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