Selvol™ Ultalux FF Product Information
Adhesive and Film-Forming Properties for Personal Care Formulations
Selvol™ Ultalux FF polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) is a high molecular weight film former and adhesion promoter that manufacturers can use in a wide range of personal care applications. These include peelable masks, multipurpose creams, body washes, sunscreens and cosmetics.
Additionally, as part of the Ultalux PVOH range, we test the FF grade for high quality and purity. We have found it is nonirritating in skin care formulations.
Selvol™ Ultalux FF Functions
- Adhesion promoter
- Film former
- Foaming promoter
- Fragrance deliverer
- Viscosity enhancement and control
Applications of Selvol™ Ultalux FF in Personal Care Formulations
Manufacturers can use this PVOH product in many personal care items:
- Brow makeup
- Anti-aging products
- Body washes
- Ethnic hair care/weaves
- Eye liners
- Eye shadows
- Hairstyling gels
- Facial masks and peels
- Pore strips
- Scar treatments
- Shampoos and conditioners
Selvol™ Ultalux FF Properties
||Tensile Strength, psi3
||Elongation at Break, %
||Adhesion to Glass, g
|Selvol™ Ultalux FF
||22,000 – 26,000
||4.5 – 6.5
||1,400 – 2,000
||1,500 – 2,500
||100 – 140
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
Black Mascara Formulation With Selvol™ Ultalux FF
Selvol™ Ultalux FF in black mascara formulations acts as an adhesion promoter, film former and viscosity control agent.
|SD alcohol 40-B
|Selvol™ Ultalux FF
|Iron oxide black
Vessel 1: Combine water, Selvol™ Ultalux FF, trisodium EDTA, glycerin and heat to 80°C for 30 minutes or until solids are no longer present. Then, transfer to Vessel 2.
Vessel 2: Combine water, 2.3% carbomer 940 solution, iron oxide black and heat to 80°C for 30 minutes. Then, cool the mixture to 28°-35°C before adding it to Vessels 3 and 4.
Vessel 3: Combine ethanol and methylparaben in a beaker, and mix on a stir plate for 30 minutes or until the methylparaben has completely wet out into the ethanol. Then, add the mixture to Vessel 2.
Vessel 4: Combine triethanolamine and water in a beaker, and mix on a stir plate for 30 minutes or until the TEA has completely wet out into the water. Finally, add the mixture to Vessel 2.
Appearance: Black, tacky cream/liquid