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Our database includes 577 products that contain Pvp.

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Pvp is a water-soluble synthetic polymer and common hairstyling ingredient. It is a film-forming ingredient and used to "hold" specific shapes of hair.

Pvp is less effective in high-humidity. It tends to draw moisture, but this moisture dismantles the structure and "hold".

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Also known as: Polyvinylpyrrolidone and Povidone

Pvp is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 1.4% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Emulsion Stabilising

Where it's used

Pvp is most often found as ingredient number 12 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Pvp the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 37364
  • INCI Name: PVP
  • INN Name: crospovidone
  • Ph. Eur. Name: povidonum
  • All Functions: Antistatic, Binding, Emulsion Stabilising, Film Forming, Hair Fixing, Viscosity Controlling
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.