By Don Jurries
Reducing cellulite and enhancing skin health were never part of the traditionally recognized benefits of compression wear. Until now. UK-based Proskins has taken compression wear to a new level by applying micro-encapsulation techniques to the Proskins Slim range that aim to reduce cellulite, burn fat and enhance skin health.
The Proskins Slim range of compression wear includes several special ingredients packed into microscopic capsules woven into the fabric, including caffeine, retinol, aloe vera, vitamin E and ceramides. Proskins claims that each ingredient provides unique benefits to help fight cellulite and trim and tone your figure.
Caffeine increases fatty acid metabolism and thus fat oxidization. Retinol, a form of Vitamin A, helps with skin tone by stimulating collagen. Aloe Vera moisturizes the skin. Vitamin E plays a role in anti-aging, while Ceramides are naturally occurring lipid molecules that help maintain the skin’s barrier layer. The Proskins Slim compression wear massages the treatment into the skin, slowly releasing the ingredients over the life of the garment.
This micro-encapsulation also helps to regulate your body temperature to 37ºC, optimal for performance, by wicking moisture away from the body to cool down or hold moisture to help with warming. Proskins also weaves silver, with its anti-microbial properties, into their compression wear to help eliminate smells and extend the life of the garments.
Testing has shown the Proskins Slim benefits are comparable to the best anti-cellulite creams. Maximum benefits, however, as noted in independent tests by Groupe Dermscan in France, are obtained by wearing the compression apparel 8 hours a day for 28 days, requiring quite a commitment.
The Proskins Slim range of compression wear is available globally, retailing between $80-$110 in the US, around £35-£55 in the UK and A$110–A$170 in Australia depending on the product.