Clothing for the Skin's Microbiome
New Finishing Process Gives Textiles Cosmetic Benefits
The Swiss textile technology company HeiQ has introduced a finishing process that is said to provide a balanced microbiome for the skin. The 100 per cent biobased technology reportedly is effective even after repeated use and washing of textiles.
Textile Matrix Slowly Releases Synbiotics to the Skin
According to the manufacturer, the product utilises slow-release prebiotics and probiotics seamlessly integrated into a biobased textile matrix, enriching the skin’s microbiome diversity, and offering long-lasting cosmetic benefits. Probiotics are said to restore and improve the skin’s natural balance as well as enhance its self-repair capabilities. The synergistic combination of prebiotics and probiotics, known as synbiotics, promote skin renewal, rebalancing, and improved appearance, reducing the signs of ageing and establishing a favourable environment for the skin’s natural repair mechanisms.
Suitable for Daily Skin Contact
HeiQ Skin Care is suitable for natural and synthetic textile fibres, and can be applied to all textile items that come in direct contact with the skin. This versatility makes it suitable for daily use - at work, during sports, or for bedding items like bed sheets and pillows, the company states.