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  • Polysorbate-based Facial Cleanser

    Posted by markj187 on September 23, 2018 at 7:05 am

    I tried using Polysorbate 20 as a facial cleanser. Used it neat (100%) and it was amazing in dissolving sebaceous filaments in one wash compared to using other surfactants. (10% ASM).

    I googled any information if it was okay using it at 100% and as a facial cleanser. I couldn’t find any information and only found that it is only used for solubilizing fragrance oils.

    Anyone here used it as a primary surfactant in facial cleansers? Thanks!

    ngarayeva001 replied 4 years, 8 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • ngarayeva001

    September 23, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Suppliers do not recommend using more than 20%. Mix it with water, glycerin, and preservative and you will get a basic micellar water.