looking for alternatives to Spirit Gum
So a friend of mine has to adhere a beard to his face for an upcoming performance. Naturally the obvious choice would typically be to use spirit gum. However, this friend is on Accutane (isotretinoin), a very powerful anti-acne medication which makes the skin very very sensitive and prone to peeling. We are worried that the alcohol in the spirit gum and the spirit gum remover will be too potent for his vulnerable skin.
We are looking for an alternative that is easy to remove and will not cause any irritation. Water-based spirit gum is not a good option either because he will be sweating under the stage lights, and the perspiration may cause the beard to fall off.
I was wondering if gum arabic (used as a binder in cosmetics and watercolor paints) would be a possible solution. It is safe and non-toxic, and is completely water soluble without being SO vulnerable to water that a little sweat will dissolve it. But will it stick?? Can anyone think of another solution??