Cosmetic Grades for Personal Care Products

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.

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Selvol™ Ultalux Applications Chart

Selvol™ Ultalux FP Selvol™ Ultalux FA Selvol™ Ultalux FF Selvol™ Ultalux AD Selvol™ Ultalux SC
Body Wash
Brow Make-up
Contact Lens Storage/Cleaning
Ethnic Hair Care/Weaves
Eye Lash Glue
Eye Liner
Eye Shadow
Hair Styling Gel
Pore Strips
Scar Treatment

Selvol™ Ultalux Functional Chart

Selvol™ Ultalux Grade Adhesion Moisturizer Film Forming Fixative Foaming Agent Fragrance Delivery Lubricant Protectant Tightening Viscosity Enhancer Wetting Agent

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