Lipolight® OAP/PVA


The perfect illusion


Emits and diffuses visible light to drastically reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.

INCI name: 

Nylon-12 Fluorescent Brightener 230 Salt & Polyvinylalcohol Crosspolymer


  • Vantage Speciality Chemicals

Lipolight® OAP/PVA is a unique, patented luminescent ingredient that emits and diffuses visible light to dramatically reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. The 5-6 micron particles are undetectable by the naked eye and consist of a core of a fluorescent compound fixed to a microporous nylon matrix, encapsulated with a crosslinked polyvinylalcohol (PVA).

Lipolight® OAP/PVA combines two mechanisms for reducing the appearance of skin imperfections: fluorescent light emission and light diffusion. A fluorescent compound is chemically fixed to a microporous nylon-12 support, and encapsulated with a translucent polymer coating. The fluorescent compound incorporated into the polymer absorbs UV light and re-emits that energy as diffuse visible light. The emitted light illuminates the shadowed areas of wrinkles, enlarged pores and other skin imperfections, thus significantly reducing their appearance.

In addition, the structure of the particle combined with its encapsulation coating diffuses the light reflected from the skins surface giving a soft-focus effect, thus further reducing the appearance of skin imperfections. The products unique optical effect is due to an interaction of fluorescence, diffusion, and light scattering by the particles.

Lipolight® is a registered trademark of Lipo Chemicals, Inc USA