Cosmetictextiles’ function

Posted: 2014-05-19

Cosmetictextiles’ function

Cosmetotextiles are textiles with cosmetic properties, but they can also be a vehicle for other active substances or functions.

Textile cosmetology puts physical well-being at the heart of textile innovation: fabric is envisioned as a genuine beauty product or a remedy offering stimulating or soothing properties.

Whether they are acting as moisturizers or releasing a pleasant fragrance in the form of scarves or even perfume-diffusing belts, cosmetic textiles in the service of skincare are also called dermotextiles. Often composed with active ingredients boasting anti-drying  and anti-wrinkle effects, such textiles can equally be used to treat certain skin ailments, functioning for example like a slimming or anti-cellulite cream would by impregnating the fabric with caffeine and green tea.

Cosmetotextiles for refreshing and relaxing

A textile structure that enables to provide a refreshing and relaxing effect comes under the class of cosmetotextiles for refreshing and relaxing. In the summer, a cool feeling gives a refreshing and relaxing sensation that can be achieved either by using phase  change materials in the form of microcapsules or by increasing the area of contact  between high moisture-transmitting fibrous surfaces and the human body.

Cosmetictextiles for improving the firmness and elasticity of skin

These textiles are capable of releasing some natural products that soothe the skin, thereby improving the firmness and elasticity of skin in a controlled manner.

Cosmetotextiles for moisturizing

The group of textiles that works to provide a moisturizing effect on human skin is called cosmetotextiles  for  moisturising. Squalane, a stable form of squalene and a major component of lipids, can be extracted from various essential oils like olive oil and shark liver. Squalane is able to add a layer of oil on the human skin to suppress water loss from the skin in order to keep it soft and supple.