Formulation Concepts

Integrated Care Solutions in the Covid-19 Situation

Focus: Maskne

Nowadays, consumers wear face covers daily, as well-known research institutes such as the WHO recommend to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These face covers offer a line of protection during the pandemic but can subsequently lead to several skin issues with its frequent use.

Especially the friction, pressure and rubbing of the face mask combined with the humidity beneath, creates perfect conditions for skin irritation resulting in blemishes and high sensitivity of the skin. The term ‘maskne’ – a combination of mask and acne – is currently used to describe these conditions and is a hot topic on social media and news channels.

This market insight focuses on solutions bringing back a healthy skin appearance with the power of gentle facial care as well as gentle cleaning for textile face masks to remove dirt and bacteria as a first step to minimize ‘maskne’.

Gentle cleaning formulations for manual wash of textile face masks

Regular and proper cleaning helps to keep textile masks fresh and clean and can also help to prevent ‘Maskne’. According to the guidelines of WHO textile masks should be cleaned daily to remove dirt and pathogens like bacteria. To support consumers in their daily routines we have developed cleaning formulations which are gentle to sensitive skin and textiles. The formulation “Extra mild wash lotion for textile masks” includes in addition the cleaning booster TEGOTENS® SD 100 RM to remove make-up stains efficiently.

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