Care products and cosmetics

Care products and cosmetics should give the skin a fresh, natural appearance and at the same time be well tolerated and safe in use. KURARAY POVAL™ LV grades are specially developed for the cosmetics industry and are used for peel off masks, mascara, sunscreen or shampoos. Thanks to their particularly low methanol (MeOH) content below 0,3% ex Germany and even below 0.1% ex Japan), they are particularly environmentally friendly and safe to use. Polyvinyl alcohol is a nonionic water-soluble polymer that is well suited for water based cosmetic and personal care products. Polyvinyl alcohol is a linear and crystalline polymer that is also biodegradable under the right conditions.

Why use KURARAY POVAL™ LV in cosmetics?

  • Very strong hydrophilic film forming agent 
  • Good binder 
  • Good biocompatibility 
  • Product regulatory information well documented 
  • GMP production 
    ->Excellent option for transparent peel-off masks 

KURARAY POVAL™ LV is recognized as one of the very few vinyl polymers which is water soluble and biodegradable in water in the presence of suitably acclimated micro-organisms (test method ISO 14851)

  • Film former
  • Adhesion promotor
  • Encapsulater
  • Emulsifier
  • Lubricant
  • Viscosity controller

  • Skin care (peel off mask, etc.)
  • Color cosmetics (mascara, brows, etc.)
  • Sun care
  • Hair care (hair colorant, shampoo, etc.)

KURARAY POVALTM LV-Grades A biodegradable and sustainable polymer for personal care applications

Brochure "KURARAY POVAL™ LV Grades for Personal Care Applications"

KURARAY POVAL™ LV-grades have been specially designed for cosmetic and personal care applications. For these grades we have compiled adapted regulatory brochures/ dossiers and give statements on: Nanomaterials, Heavy metals, Micro-plastics, Fragrances, Methanol, Animal testing and Biodegradation. The KURARAY POVAL™ LV-grades are produced under GMP conditions and have a specified Methanol (MeOH) content below 0,3% ex Germany and even below 0.1% ex Japan.

Technical Data Sheet KURARAY POVAL­™ LV


Technical Data Sheet KURARAY POVAL­™ LV




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