PVPEicosene Copolymer

Polyvinylpyrrolidone/Eicosene Copolymer CAS Registry Numbers [28211-18-9], [77035-98-4]

PVP/eicosene copolymer is the polymer of vinylpyrrolidone and of 1-eicosene, and one of the 11 PVP copolymers recorded in the International Nomenclature of Cosmetics Ingredients inventory system. This substance is utilized in cosmetics, in sunscreens to enhance their water resistance, and is an inert ingredient in pesticides. Contact sensitization to a close compound VP/eicosene co-polymer was also reported.

Suggested Reading

Gallo R, dal Sacco D, Ghigliotti G (2004) Allergic contact dermatitis from VP/eisosene copolymer (Ganex® V-220) in an emollient cream. Contact Dermatitis 50: 261 Le Coz CJ, Lefebvre C, Ludmann F, Grosshans E (2000) Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)/eicosene copolymer: an emerging cosmetic allergen. Contact Dermatitis 43: 61-62

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