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Can anyone help me make a co2 gel mask?

The more I read up on the benefits of using one of these masks the more I want to try one, it hasn't quite hit the states by storm yet but it will, too bad it costs an arm and a leg! I have an inkling of what may be required to make it, it's just a gel (glycerin) and co2 gas. I was thinking I could make one of the at home carbonators that several people on here have posted instructables on, but I wanted to be sure that it'd work in that manner. I don't think carbonating a liquid is the same as carbonating a gel. Another thing most formulas have in common is sodium bicarbonate.

Any ideas?

La.AmyD29 days ago

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Qcks2 months ago

Ehhh... I'm from the states, so... i don't know if this is actually what you're looking for, but "carbon dioxide masks" refers to a line of beauty products derived from botanicals extracted with supercritical Carbon dioxide. Least that's what google says on this side of the pond.

We actually do use supercritical carbon dioxide extraction here in the US for a number of things. ceramics, extractive chemistry, fire extinguishers etc...

As far as using Carbon dioxide on your self for health and beauty reasons, i would be very careful. Sodium bicarbonate has been around for a long time and it's health benefits are well known, but it's not stem cell therapy. Putting supercritical carbon dioxide on, or in, your face seems like a bad idea to me.

Carbon dioxide injections (carboxytherapy) seems unnecessarily dangerous to me. If you have any sort of lung ailment (asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, COPD etc...) I would avoid the practice. Carbon dioxide exchange imbalances do occur, and they aren't pleasant.

gabys225 (author) 3 months ago

Carboxytherapy originated at the Royal Spas of France in 1932 with the
treatment of patients afflicted by peripheral arterial occlusive
disease.

http://carboxytherapy.com/

See what you think about the medical and cosmetic benefits people have been reaping for decades. I think it would benefit the community at large to figure out how to do this, thank you for your response downunder35m!

Kiteman3 months ago

What, you're going to make something frothy with CO2, then put it on your face?

Why? There is absolutely no medical or cosmetic benefit, so is it supposed to feel nice or something?

Downunder35m3 months ago

Simply mix you favourite gel with bi-carb soda and observe.

If it does not form small bubbles it is neutral.

Nor add some acid, like a few drops of orange juice and slowly mix it under.
You should now see bubbles forming in your gel.
For a cheap and simple solution I would just wash my face with soda water....