Boost textiles and revitalize your skin and body 5th March 2018
By Dr Roberto Teixeira, Strategic R&D Manager at Devan Chemicals
Dr Roberto Teixeira, Strategic R&D Manager at Devan Chemicals, an R&D-driven manufacturer of finishing technologies
Under particular stimuli (a ‘trigger’), the encapsulated active ingredients may be released, giving the textile substrate a new and desired functionality. For Devan’s R-Vital capsules, the trigger is usually the friction resulting from the normal use of a textile.
With R-Vital products, the aim is to protect our skin against free radicals by enhancing the body’s natural defences, which decline with age. To accomplish this ambition, a range of ingredients are carefully selected – they include as anti-oxidants, which offer extra protection against free radicals, ageing, pollution or UV when absorbed by our skin.
An example of one such ingredient is the coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), which is a vitamin-like nutrient (a quinone) associated with the mitochondria – the ‘energy factories’ – of our cells. This nutrient promotes the production of energy by the ATP molecule at a cellular level through perpetual energy cycles. Moreover, this coenzyme is a powerful anti-oxidant that ‘wipes up’ potentially harmful free radicals in our cells and can even regenerate other anti-oxidants such as vitamins E and C.
Devan’s R-vital textile treatments are intended to help strengthen the body’s natural defence against free radicals. These capsules may contain single or multiple active substances, including light fragrances, to tailor the treatment to specific needs.
Dr Roberto Teixeira, Strategic R&D Manager at Devan Chemicals