The skin is our biggest respiratory organ. It protects us, regulates our body temperature and maintains our water balance. TENCEL® supports those functions and acts like a second skin. The subjective wellbeing depends strongly on moisture absorption and the structure of the fiber surface. Harsh fibers in particular can lead to skin irritations. TENCEL® has an extraordinarily smooth surface and guarantees a feeling like being “fondled”. The secret of its smooth surface is the low stiffness of the fiber.
When comparing the surface of cotton, wool and TENCEL® fibers, the difference is obvious. Wool has a flaked surface while cotton has a rugged and snatchy one. TENCEL® on the other hand is smooth and limber.
The combination – smooth fiber surface and ideal moisture absorption – favours a positive microclimate on the skin, reducing the disturbances of people with delicate skin. According to a research conducted in Germany wearing clothes made of TENCEL® helps to improve the subjective well-being. (Dermatological research on skin kindness of TENCEL®, 2004, conducted by Univ. Prof. Dr. T.L.Diepgen, Heidelberg, Germany).
Furthermore the use of chemicals in the fiber plays a crucial role when it comes to very delicate skin. TENCEL® is pure and does not irritate the skin. One more advantage compared to other natural fibers.