Cosmetotextiles: Wearable Body Care

Date: August 22, 2011
Pages: 26
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Publisher: Textiles Intelligence Ltd
Report type: Strategic Report
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Cosmetotextiles: Wearable Body Care
This report analyses the growing field of cosmetotextiles, which represents a fast emerging market for both the cosmetics industry and the textile industry. The report provides a wealth of information on the development of the industry, the benefits of the products, new methods of application, the market for cosmetotextile products, consumer scepticism and the future opportunities which are presented by this market. Currently, cosmetotextiles represent a small niche market, but the development of new applications will provide new market opportunities for textile and apparel firms. This report is vital for those who want to add value to their products by providing additional functions and benefits -- and for those who want to stay informed on growth sectors which have the potential to change the industry.
SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

DEVELOPMENT OF COSMETOTEXTILES

FUNCTIONS AND BENEFITS OF COSMETOTEXTILES

MARKET FOR COSMETOTEXTILES

MICROENCAPSULATION OF ACTIVE SUBSTANCES FOR COSMETOTEXTILES

Production and application of microcapsules
Advantages of microencapsulation
Structure of microcapsules
Sensory Perception Technology microcapsules
Polyurethane-urea microcapsules
Mechanisms for releasing active ingredients in microcapsules

SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF COSMETOTEXTILES

Safety
Quantity
Testing and substantiation of cosmetics efficacy

APPLICATIONS OF COSMETOTEXTILES

Aromatherapy garments
Skin care garments
Plant-based active substances
Animal-based active substances
Slimming garments
Vitamin enriched garments
Cooling garments
Insect repellent garments
Anti-odour garments
Ultraviolet protective garments

REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS

Regulations
European Cosmetics Directive
Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009
Standards
ISO 22716
International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI)
CEN/TR 15917

CONCLUSIONS

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Typical wall materials used for microencapsulation
Table 2: Examples of test methods used for substantiating claims made about cosmetics
Table 3: Characteristics of a genuine cosmetotextile compared with a pseudo-cosmetotextile
Table 4: Claimed benefits of essential oils

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Wash durability of a cosmetotextile
Figure 2: Polymeric wall of a microcapsule
Figure 3: Microcapsules in textile fibres
Figure 4: Perceived effects after Skintex Supercool T-shirt is washed
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