Ultrapure Polymer 2055

Water-based film forming polymer system

Fast drying and water-resistant


Crystal clear when dry and smudge proof

Technology overview

Ultrapure Polymer 2055 is a water-dispersed Polyvinyl Acetate (PVA) polymer micro-emulsion. It provides film formation to personal care and color cosmetics formulations.

The micro-emulsion ensures quick drying and the resulting film is very high water-resistant.


Chemical structure of Polyvinyl Acetate:


Application and uses


Mascara: Ultrapure Polymer 2055 provides smudge proof film formation that is water-resistant. It helps curl and lengthen lashes and may be used in combination with other polymers

Skin and suncare: Ultrapure Polymer 2055 provides film formation from the water phase of a formulation

Color cosmetics: Ultrapure Polymer 2055 provides water-resistant film formation in lipsticks, eyeliners, eye shadows and foundations

Peelable masks: Ultrapure Polymer 2055 helps create fast-drying face masks with good adhesion and (tensile) strength


Benefits and claims in finished products


  • Very Water Resistance rating up to 80 minutes
  • Water-soluble film formation polymer
  • Water-resistant film
  • Not tacky when wet
  • Clear when dry
  • No clumping
  • Paraben free
  • Smudge proof

Formulation guidelines


General guidelines:

  • Ultrapure Polymer 2055 can be used in the water-phase of formulations
  • Recommended dosage: 5 – 15%
  • Wide pH range: 4.0 – 9.0
  • Simple mixing into the water-phase
  • Temperature: compatible with normal processing temperatures
  • Can be used primary alcohols and ketones with proper mixing and time. In methanol, it can be used up to 20%


Ultrapure Polymer 2055 can be ued in conjunction with other polymers:

  • Acrylates Copolymer
  • Polyvinyl Pyrrolidone
  • Vinyl Pyrrolidone Copolymer
  • Polyvicyl Alcohol

Global compliance


Ultrapure Polymer 2055 isglobally compliant as cosmetic ingredient (including China)


Ultrapure Polymer 2055: Polyvinyl Acetate & Water


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