A Japanese chemical company, Teijin Frontier, is set to launch a range of women’s undergarments made from a new fiber said to retain moisture in the skin.
The clothes are made from polyester fibers containing malic acid designed to maintain the pH balance of the skin, and therefore create optimum conditions for healthy skin. The fiber also contains compounds to interact with the skin’s moisture to improve quality and appearance.
The company claims to be the first in Japan to have acquired a licence to manufacture and sell wearable cosmetics garments.
The Raffinan clothing range is aimed at women aged 30 to 40 and will be available to purchase via the company’s online shop and selected outlets from March 2016, priced between ¥1,500 and ¥4,000.