Systematic Characterization of Cosmetic Textiles

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

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In this study, the commercially available cosmetic textile agent containing aloe vera for skin caring benefits was used for the development of cosmetic textiles. The empirical characterization model comprising three major categories, namely (1) material characterization and ingredient identification, (2) fabric performance testing, and (3) biological safety and biological response to human skin, was established to characterize the cosmetic textile agent and the developed cosmetic textiles. This systematic characterization model is expected to provide a guideline for commercial sectors and researchers to identify and evaluate the performance of cosmetic textile agents and cosmetic textiles in a safety and objective manner.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)524-536
Number of pages13
JournalTextile Research Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • biological response
  • cosmetic textiles
  • microcapsule-based cosmetic textile agents
  • systematic characterization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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