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  • scrub making skin very sticky

    Posted by billichemist on July 6, 2016 at 12:01 am


    I made up a scrub containing the following ingredients and when i put it on my skin and washed it off with hot water, it leave a crazy sticky adhesive residue on my skin!!

    is it the benzoin resin thats doing it?!?! or is the tocopherol?

    Exfoliants- epsom salt, salt, dead sea salt, plant shell particles
    oils- hempseed, grapeseed 
    other -Tocopherol
    EOs -Tea Tree oil, lavender oil, patchouli oil, bergmot oil, bezoin resin, vanilla oleo resin

    It seems like it becomes worse over time… I  have done knock out trails but they all dont seem to make the skin sticky when they are fresh so i am letting them sit. in the mean time, i though i’d ask the experts.

    BartJ replied 8 years ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • belassi

    July 6, 2016 at 5:09 am

    the resins, knock both out

  • Bobzchemist

    July 6, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Benzoin resin is used as a medical skin adhesive. Why are you using it?

  • BartJ

    July 6, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    It’s a fragrance ingredient. I’ve used it in a product once(0,6%). Wasn’t sticky.

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