Film Forming Ingredients or Chemicals
Description of Film Forming: Film forming in Personal Care applications means that a layer or a film is formed to cover keratinous surfaces of hair or skin. This layer is continuous, flexible and has hydrophilic water-binding properties, which provide a soft and smooth skin feel.
Film formers, film-forming agents or film forming polymers are ingredients broadly used in skin care, sun care, hair care and decorative cosmetics. They are formulated in a wide range of personal care products such as hair sprays, hair gels, skin/sun lotions, skin/sun creams, eyeliners, mascaras etc. Some of the polycationic polymers have film forming properties, for example Polyquaternium 4 and Polyquaternium 11PE. The same is valid for polyvinylpyrrolidone products such as PVP K30W.