Selvol™ Ultalux for Personal Care Products

Selvol Ultalux polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) cosmetic grades safely and effectively give a range of functional attributes to hair, skin and color cosmetics formulations. Its polymers offer formulators an array of options, including better film formation, adhesion and viscosity control in personal care products.

Third-party laboratory testing has confirmed its polymers’ safety and quality. These tests include the EpiDerm in vitro irritation test and other vital third-party testing that formulators may need to assure PVOH’s and PVOH copolymers’ quality and efficacy in personal care applications. 

Available in five grades, the Ultalux range delivers a broad spectrum of valuable performance attributes.

SEKISUI’s Selvol Ultalux line includes highly functional PVOH copolymer grades: SC and AD. These new offerings provide excellent adhesion, lower viscosity and good tensile strength in film formation. Furthermore, testing shows Ultalux SC achieves a 15% improvement in hydration in a facial mask formulation, compared to a formulation using a conventional PVOH polymer.

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See more about Selvol Ultalux for personal care products and formulations below.

Applications of Selvol Ultalux Grades

Selvol Ultalux FP Selvol Ultalux FA Selvol Ultalux FF Selvol Ultalux AD Selvol Ultalux SC
Body wash
Brow makeup
Contact lens storage/cleaning
Ethnic hair care/weaves
Eyelash glue
Eye shadow
Hairstyling gel
Pore strips
Scar treatment

Ultalux Grades and Their Functions

Explore each Ultalux grade’s functions in the chart below. Learn even more about each grade here.

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

Properties of Selvol Ultalux Grades

Discover more about each grade’s unique properties below.

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