A comprehensive study of silicone-based cosmetic textile agent

S. Y. Cheng, C. W M Yuen, Chi Wai Kan, K. K L Cheuk, Cheuk On Tang, S. Y. Li

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In recent years, textile materials have also found applications in the cosmetic field as more and more commercial cosmetic textile agents are now available in the market. In this paper, one commercially available cosmetic textile agent (CTA) for skin caring benefits was used for making the cosmetic textiles. Systematic characterization methods were established to assess their performance in terms of material identification, fabric performance properties as well as biological safety and biological response to human skin. The experimental results showed that after the treatment of cosmetic textile agent, the fiber surface was covered with a thin layer of smooth material, thereby contributing several alterations to fabric properties and providing a better hand feel to human body. The durability of cosmetic textile was considerably satisfactory with respect to the abrasion resistance and washing cycles. The experimental results also illustrated that the cosmetic textiles might probably enhance the replacement of cells with the newly regenerated ones in the skin structure of human body, and thus provided a more efficient turning-over and replacement of skin components.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-140
Number of pages9
JournalFibers and Polymers
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2009


  • Biological response
  • Cosmetic textile
  • Evaluation method
  • Silicone-based cosmetic textile agent
  • Skin care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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