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  • peel off mask

    Posted by bita on July 11, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Hi All,

    I am working on peel off masks and this is my

    13% PVA

    10%  Ethanol

    0.5%  polysorbate 20

    0.5%  Propylene glycol


    Compared to the other products on the market,
    this formula has lower adhesion power and dries slower. Do you have any
    suggestion for drying faster and also better adhesion on skin?

    I have used polyvinyl alcohol from CCP and
    I tested Bp24 and also Bp20 grades.

    alihsanyuksel replied 7 months, 4 weeks ago 5 Members · 6 Replies
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  • biochemist101

    July 11, 2017 at 11:20 am

    You should increase pva and ethanol %


    July 11, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    PVA should be at least  8-10% and increase ETOH  to 20-25% for a drying time under ten minutes.If adhesion problems persist remove or lower the polysorbate as surfactants promote de-adhesion.

  • bita

    July 17, 2017 at 10:23 am

     @DRBOB@VERDIENT.BIZ thank you for your answer.
    yes, increasing ethanol to 20% decreases drying time but 
    it causes eyes stinging and its so bad. do you have any other idea?

  • MarkBroussard

    July 17, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    15% PVA and 10% Ethanol is quite typical for these formulations.  

    What is the purpose of including Polysorbate and Propylene Glycol in this formulation …

    And, what are you expecting this product to do other than dry and peel off the skin … you don’t have any “skin actives” included.

  • bita

    July 22, 2017 at 4:45 am

    @MarkBroussard I want to have a peel off mask with maximum adhesion for removing blackheads.
    and it is important for me if it could dry as fast as possible.

    • alihsanyuksel

      September 27, 2023 at 9:11 am


      how could you achieve your adhesion strenght for this product ?

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