Imparting cosmetic effects on textiles

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

Research output: Publication in policy / professional / specialist journalArticle (for policy / professional audience)Academic researchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)


In recent years, textile materials have found applications in cosmetic field. A new sector of cosmetic textiles is opened up and several commercial cosmetic textile products are currently available in the market. Microencapsulation technology is an effective technique to control the release properties of active ingredients that prolong the functionality of cosmetic textiles. This paper addresses the historical background of microencapsulation technology, its significant advantages and the most commonly used microencapsulation methods. Some typical examples of commercially available microencapsulation based cosmetic textile products are also examined. The recent applications as well as potential development in cosmetic textiles production are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationColourage
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2008


  • Body care
  • Cosmetic textiles
  • Microencapsulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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