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  • Salicylic acid in aqueous base

    Posted by Rkunke on September 4, 2021 at 10:45 am

    Hello! I am a newbie to the forum and also to skin care formulating. I am more a soapmaker but have gotten interested in the rest.

    I am try to make a ‘natural’ Anti-Dandruff gel for my son using Salicylic acid. The store bought products work until you use them and the problem is back.

    I wanted to combine the healing of Aloe Vera, Hyaluronic acid and Salicylic acid. Is this feasible?

    My proposed formula:
    Hibiscus infused distilled water - q.s to 100
    HA (1% solution preserved) - 20%
    Aloe Vera extract - 0.5%
    Lotus extract - 0.5%
    HEC (for gelling) - 2%
    Geogard ECT - 0.65%

    If I have to introduce Salicylic acid in this, how and where can I do it? Dissolve it in glycerine or sodium lactate?

    What do you all think?

    Rkunke replied 2 years, 8 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • suswang8

    September 5, 2021 at 1:47 am

    Lots of threads on here and videos online on salicylic acid, but you won’t be able to do it without using ethanol or a glycol/solvent, or you would have to purchase a product like Curcylic™ 40.

  • Rkunke

    September 5, 2021 at 6:11 am

    Thanks…finally figured how to search the forum..and yes there is a lot of info. 

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