Selvol™ Ultalux FA Product Information

Performance and Functionality for Antiaging and Protective Skin Care Formulations

Selvol Ultalux FA polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) improves performance and function in many personal care products: face masks and peels, BB creams, antiaging creams and lotions, deodorants/antiperspirants, scar treatments and more.

Additionally, this grade offers a defined spectrum of the performance qualities that manufacturers need to create certain personal care products efficiently and effectively.

As part of the Ultalux PVOH range, we have tested Ultalux FA for high quality and purity and have verified it is nonirritating on skin.

Functions in Personal Care Formulations

Our Ultalux FA grade offers a range of benefits in personal care formulas, but these are its strongest:

  • Adhesion promoter
  • Active ingredient delivery agent (skin care)
  • Film former
  • Fixative
  • Foaming agent
  • Fragrance delivery agent
  • Lubricant
  • Skin protectant
  • Skin-tightening agent
  • Viscosity enhancer

Applications in Personal Care Formulations

Manufacturers can use SEKISUI’s Ultalux FA grade for excellence in many products:

  • Antiaging products
  • Body washes
  • Brow makeup
  • Deodorants and antiperspirants
  • Ethnic hair care/weaves
  • Eyelashes
  • Eyeliners
  • Eye shadows
  • Hairstyling gels
  • Mascaras
  • Facial masks and peels
  • Pore strips
  • Scar treatment products

Please contact us for more information about Ultalux FA, or request a sample.

Selvol Ultalux FA Film and Solution Properties

Grade Viscosity, cps1 pH2 Tensile Strength, psi3 Modulus, psi Elongation at Break, % Adhesion to Glass, g
Selvol Ultalux FA 5,100 – 5,700 4.5 – 6.5 1,800 – 2,200 1,600 – 2,000 > 200 80 – 120

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

Antiaging Face Mask With Ultalux FA

Active Intensity Ratio (Peak C / Peak B) Layer 0 Active Intensity Ratio (Peak C / Peak B) Layer 6
Selvol Ultalux FA 1.0 0.8
Control 0.6


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