Adaptive Polymers and Textiles Products for Skin Care Uses

Prof. Jinlian Hu

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong



Adaptive polymers can show smart behaviors in response to different external stimuli, such as temperature, light, pH, magnetic field, electrical field and so on. The smart textiles products for skin care would be produced when combining the novel adaptive polymers and traditional textiles. Skin-care products can moisturize, whiten, brighten, or even anti-age, firm the skin and derm. For some given products, the skin-care technology will provide the special care for acne, rosacea, eczema and more. We have created on kind of smart textiles with temperature-controlled release and anti-bacterial activity, which have a great potential in cosmetics and medial fields. The pre-loaded nutrients in the smart textiles could be released through a pre-expected mode and the matrix has anti-bacterial property as well. In the future development, novel skin-are products would be invented by combining the novel adaptive polymers techniques and the biological technology. The presentation will introduce different adaptive polymers and the products we developed for skin care applications.



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