Selvol™ Ultalux AD Product Information
Advanced Adhesive and Film-Forming Properties for Personal Care Formulations
Selvol Ultalux AD PVOH copolymer (INCI: vinyl amine/vinyl alcohol copolymer) is an advanced adhesion promoter and film former applicable in skin care, color cosmetics, hair and rinse-off systems. Incorporating the amine functional group within the Selvol Ultalux AD polymer lends advanced surface activity with pH-targeted properties.
Amine functional copolymers show superior strength and adhesion to a range of surfaces, including skin, compared to related anionic or nonionic polymers. This cosmetic-grade PVOH copolymer gives functionality to many personal care formulations, such as viscosity control, emulsion stability control and solubility modification.
Additionally, Selvol Ultalux AD provides a balance of adhesion and film-forming in formulations such as masks and peels, anti-aging creams, lotions and pore strips. As part of the Ultalux range of PVOH and PVOH derivatives, we test Selvol Ultalux AD for high quality and purity. We have verified that it is nonirritating on skin.
Available in five grades, the Ultalux range offers a spectrum of qualities. The SEKISUI Selvol Ultalux line includes highly functional PVOH copolymer grades: SC and AD. Moreover, the new offerings provide excellent adhesion, lower viscosity and good tensile strength in film formation. Testing also has shown Ultalux SC improves hydration by 15% in a facial mask formulation, compared to one using a conventional PVOH polymer.
Selvol™ Ultalux AD Functions
- Adhesion promoter
- Film former
- Reaction intermediate
Applications of Selvol Ultalux AD in Personal Care Formulations
Manufacturers can use this PVOH copolymer in brow makeup, anti-aging products, eyelash glues, eye shadows, facial masks, peels and pore strips.
Selvol™ Ultalux AD Properties
|Grade||Viscosity, cps1||pH2||Tensile Strength, psi3||Modulus, psi||Elongation at Break, %||Adhesion to Glass, g|
|Selvol™ Ultalux AD||450 – 550||11.0 – 12.0||1,200 – 1,400||3,100 – 4,100||> 110 – 130||220 – 280|
1. Viscosity of a 15% solution, 20°C
2. 4% aqueous solution
3. Tensile properties and adhesion as measured on films containing 12% PVOH and 3% glycerin after casting and drying in a controlled temperature and humidity room for 24 hours
Exfoliating Face Mask Formulation With Selvol™ Ultalux AD
In an exfoliating face mask formulation, Selvol Ultalux AD is an exceptional adhesion promoter, film former, stabilizer and viscosity control agent.
|Selvol™ Ultalux FA||10|
|Selvol™ Ultalux AD||2|
|Fragrances and extracts||q.s.|