A new “revolutionary” skincare technology has been introduced by world textile innovator HeiQ, named HeiQ Skin Care at ISPO Munich 2023. According to the press release, the technology is a symbiotic textile fully meant for apparel that has close contact with human skin. It uses slow-release prebiotics and probiotics into a biobased textile for “enriching the skin’s microbiome diversity”, and to give skin numerous benefits like renewing, rebalancing, skin appearance, and reducing signs of aging.
For HeiQ this technology is perfect for maintaining the skin’s microbiome, which plays a crucial role in maintaining skin integrity. Mike Abbott, Head of HeiQ Textiles & Flooring Business Unit, echoed those sentiments in the following statement
“HeiQ Skin Care represents a leap forward in textile innovation, combining the power of probiotics and prebiotics to enhance skin microbiome and overall skin appearance. It is another way of delivering our promise of improving the lives of billions, which is at the core of everything we do at HeiQ”, said Abbott. “Our technology is a testament to HeiQ’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of what textiles can achieve, and we are excited to showcase it at ISPO Munich 2023.”
Since HeiQ Skin Care can be used with natural and synthetic fibers, it can easily be combined with everyday items like bed sheets and pillows or even clothes.
While it’s unknown when this technology will find its way on consumer shelves, with how positive its testing trials turned out to be, it wouldn’t be surprising if it comes into the market in the next few years.