Selvol™ Ultalux FA Product Information

Performance and Functionality for Anti-aging and Protective Skin Care Formulations

Selvol™ Ultalux FA polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) improves performance and functionality in face masks and peels, BB creams, anti-aging creams and lotions, deodorants/antiperspirants and scar treatment formulations. Ultalux FA offers a defined spectrum of the performance attributes that formulators require to manufacture select personal care products efficiently and effectively. As part of the Ultalux range of PVOH, the FA grade is tested for high quality and purity and is verified as non-irritating on skin.

Selvol™ Ultalux FA Functions

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

Applications of Selvol™ Ultalux FA in Personal Care Formulations

This polyvinyl alcohol product can be used in anti-aging products, body washes, brow makeup, deodorants/ antiperspirants, ethnic hair care/weaves, eye lashes, eye liners, eye shadow, hair styling gels, mascara, facial masks and peels, pore strips, scar treatment.

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 were measured on films containing 12% PVOH and 3% glycerin after casting and drying in a controlled temperature and humidity room for 24 hours

Anti-aging Face Mask with Selvol™ Ultalux FA

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


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