SKIN+ is a game changing technology in skin care, a novel treatment for mattress & pillow fabrics based on a patented probiotic technology. No need to spend time in front of the bathroom mirror, applying multiple lotions and creams. Just go to sleep and your mattress does the job, night after night.
SKIN+ is a textile enriched with probiotics that produce carotenoids. Carotenoids are organic pigments, also found in the skin of carrots, watermelons and tomatoes. Carotenoids are anti-oxidants known to protect our skin from ultraviolet light and known to prevent and restore skin cell damage caused by aging. They stimulate rejuvenation of the individual skin cells and this has a beneficial effect on the moisture level, softness and smoothness of the skin.
How does it work?
The SKIN+ textile contains small capsules with the proprietary probiotic “Bacillus indicus PD01″. Friction between body and mattress opens the capsules, the probiotics multiply and produce -as an inherent characteristic of their metabolism- carotenoids (of the “lycopene” type) that are 10 times more active than the ones produced by tomatoes or watermelons. These caratenoids get airborne and are attraced by our skin, also through sheets and nightdresses.
Effortless and long-lasting wellness. The dosage of SKIN+ is calculated to match the effect of applying a carotenoid skin cream daily. Once the technology is activated, the production of carotenoids keeps going. The microcapsules with the probiotics adhere strongly to the textile fibers and withstand up to 20 washings at 40 °C, thus covering the entire lifespan of the mattress.
A patented technology
SKIN+ is the outcome of an intense co-creation effort by BekaertDeslee Academy, Devan Chemicals and ProDigest, a biotech spinoff company of Ghent University. ProDigest is the winner of the prestigious Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award for technology companies active in Life Sciences.
The role of carotenoids in human skin is documented in many scientific studies. ProDigest tested and certified that the SKIN+ probiotics produce substantial amounts of carotenoids and that these reach our skin, even if layers of textiles separate the mattress textile and the skin.