Cosmetic Grades for Personal Care Applications

Selvol™ Ultalux polyvinyl alcohol cosmetic grades safely and effectively impart a range of functional attributes to hair, skin and color cosmetics formulations. Selvol™ Ultalux polymers offer formulators a range of options, including improved film formation, adhesion and viscosity control for formulating personal care products.

The safety and quality of Selvol™ Ultalux polymers have been confirmed through third-party laboratory testing. Tests include the Epiderm in vitro irritation test and other vital third-party testing that may be required by formulators to assure the quality and efficacy of PVOH and PVOH copolymers in personal care applications. 

Available in five grades, the Ultalux range offers a wide spectrum of performance attributes. The Sekisui Selvol™ Ultalux line includes highly functional PVOH copolymer grades, SC and AD. The new offerings provide excellent adhesion, lower viscosity and good tensile strength in film formation. Testing shows that Ultalux SC achieves a 15% improvement in hydration in a facial mask formulation compared with one using a conventional PVOH polymer.

Overview

Selvol™ Ultalux Applications Chart

Selvol™ Ultalux FP Selvol™ Ultalux FA Selvol™ Ultalux FF Selvol™ Ultalux AD Selvol™ Ultalux SC
Anti-aging pin-small pin-small pin-small pin-small
Body Wash pin-small pin-small
Brow Make-up pin-small pin-small pin-small
Contact Lens Storage/Cleaning pin-small
Deodorant/Antiperspirant pin-small
Ethnic Hair Care/Weaves pin-small pin-small pin-small
Eye Lash Glue pin-small pin-small pin-small
Eye Liner pin-small pin-small pin-small
Eye Shadow pin-small pin-small pin-small pin-small pin-small
Hair Styling Gel pin-small pin-small pin-small
Mascara pin-small pin-small pin-small
Masks/Peels pin-small pin-small pin-small pin-small pin-small
Pore Strips pin-small pin-small pin-small pin-small
Scar Treatment pin-small pin-small
Shampoo/Conditioner pin-small pin-small

Selvol™ Ultalux Functional Chart

Selvol™ Ultalux Grade Adhesion Moisturizer Film Forming Fixative Foaming Agent Fragrance Delivery Lubricant Protectant Tightening Viscosity Enhancer Wetting Agent
FP pin-small pin-small pin-small pin-small pin-small
FA pin-small pin-small pin-small pin-small pin-small pin-small pin-small pin-small
FF pin-small pin-small pin-small pin-small pin-small pin-small pin-small
AD pin-small pin-small pin-small pin-small
SC pin-small pin-small pin-small pin-small pin-small

Selvol™ Ultalux Properties Chart

Grade INCI Name Viscosity, cps1 pH2
Selvol™ Ultalux FP Polyvinyl Alcohol 270 – 310 4.5 – 6.5
Selvol™ Ultalux FA Polyvinyl Alcohol 5,100 – 5,700 4.5 – 6.5
Selvol™ Ultalux FF Polyvinyl Alcohol 22,000 – 26,000 4.5 – 6.5
Selvol™ Ultalux AD Vinyl Amine/Vinyl Alcohol Copolymer 450 – 550 11.0 – 12.0
Selvol™ Ultalux SC VP/Vinyl Alcohol Copolymer 1,400 – 1,600 4.5 – 7.0

1. Viscosity of a 15% solution, 20°C
2. 4% aqueous solution

Products

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