Boost textiles and revitalize your skin and bodyBy Dr Roberto Teixeira, Strategic R&D Manager at Devan Chemicals - 5th March 2018
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.
Dr Roberto Teixeira, Strategic R&D Manager at Devan Chemicals