News Article: Skins Technology - The Lowdown

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09 July 2009Skins Technology - The LowdownAuthor: Nils Muchardt

Skins Technology

Skins™ BioAcceleration Technology™ has been developed over years of scientific research. Ongoing testing of elite athletes have proven that Skins™ BioAcceleration Technology™ creates marked improvements in reducing the build-up of lactic acid immediately after periods of sustained exercise (2hrs and 15 mins up to 37% ), and allows for more rapid return to normal levels (up to 38% at 20 minutes). You experience less fatigue, minimise soreness and recover faster.

Skins™ is body-moulded compression performance equipment manufactured from the finest Lycra and Meryl Microfibre, scientifically engineered to provide support and muscle alignment to the smart-fabric covered area of your body. Skins™ will definitely change the way that you train and play as well as speed your recovery. You will feel fresher after heavy bouts of exercise and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) will be minimised.


Skins™ technical compression wear has been developed and designed to provide engineeredgradient compression. When compression is engineered to apply a balanced and accurate surface pressure over specific body parts, it triggers an acceleration of blood flow. This increases oxygen delivery to working muscles to enhance their performance. The circulation improvements also help the body to eliminate lactic acid and other metabolic wastes. The combination of these effects allows you to work at a higher rate for longer.


Skins™ development of the correct compression is based on a body mass index (BMI) algorithm. A unique sizing system based on the algorithm allows us to customise and engineer gradient compression. By controlling the stretch and recovery of the fabric in conjunction with specifically developed pattern making techniques based on the sizing system, we are able to ensure the correct level of surface pressure for most body shapes. This is what truly sets Skins™ apart from the competition!


Skins™ performance equipment has been designed to wrap and support key muscle groups to reduce muscle movement and focus the direction of the muscle. The wrapping effect and specific compression also dramatically reduce muscle vibration resulting in less soft tissue damage and muscle soreness. The combination of muscle wrapping with BioAcceleration Technology™ is proven to reduce delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and accelerate recovery time.


Moisture management wicking is inherent in Skins™ smart fabric which originates in the polymer producing stages of the fibre construction. This superior feature is independently tested and proven to actively draw moisture away from your skin to the surface layer where it evaporates more quickly to keep you dry.


Skins™ unique smart fabric works to optimise your body temperature in both warm and cool conditions. The enhanced circulatory effect of the fabric warms your muscles quickly. The superior wicking properties and the large surface area of fabric close to your skin promotes evaporative cooling (the principle cooling mechanism of the body). This maintains body temperature more constantly, helping your body perform better for longer.


Skins™ smart fabric has built in antibacterial and antimicrobial features, inherent in the polymer producing stage of the fibres. These properties, which cannot be washed out of the fabric, discourage the growth of bacteria by ionically absorbing odour causing substances, normally associated with Lycra wear.


Skins™ smart fabric is independently tested and proven to provide 50+ UV protection from the sun. This means that you can enjoy outdoor exercise and activities without the concern of sun related risks.



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