Invented by Edward Dewey Smith, III, Shawn David McConaughy, Procter and Gamble Co
One of the key factors driving the market for conformable personal care articles is the growing demand for products that can easily adapt to the body’s contours. Traditional personal care products often lack the flexibility needed to conform to different body shapes and sizes, which can lead to discomfort and reduced effectiveness. Conformable personal care articles, on the other hand, are designed to mold to the body, providing a more comfortable and secure fit.
Another factor contributing to the market growth is the increasing focus on active lifestyles and sports participation. As more people engage in physical activities, the need for personal care articles that can withstand movement and provide support becomes crucial. Conformable personal care articles, such as athletic wraps and kinesiology tapes, are specifically designed to provide stability and protection during physical exertion.
Furthermore, the rise of the e-commerce industry has made these products more accessible to consumers. Online platforms allow customers to easily browse and purchase a wide range of conformable personal care articles, often at competitive prices. This convenience has contributed to the market’s expansion, as consumers can now easily find and purchase the products they need without having to visit physical stores.
In addition to their practical benefits, conformable personal care articles also offer aesthetic advantages. Many of these products are available in various colors and patterns, allowing individuals to express their personal style while taking care of their bodies. This aspect has further contributed to the market’s growth, as consumers are increasingly seeking personal care articles that not only function well but also look appealing.
The market for conformable personal care articles is expected to continue growing in the coming years. As more people prioritize their health and well-being, the demand for products that offer comfort, support, and adaptability will only increase. Manufacturers and retailers in this industry will need to stay innovative and responsive to consumer needs to capitalize on this growing market.
Overall, the market for conformable personal care articles has experienced significant growth due to factors such as the demand for products that can easily conform to the body’s contours, the increasing focus on active lifestyles, the rise of e-commerce, and the aesthetic appeal of these products. As the market continues to expand, consumers can expect to have a wider range of options to choose from, ensuring that they can find the perfect conformable personal care articles to suit their needs.
The Procter and Gamble Co invention works as follows
A personal-care article” includes a personal-care composition in the first zone, and a personal-care composition in the second zone. The first and second zones can be defined by one barrier or more.
Background for Conformable personal care articles
Cleaning is a long-standing activity. In the past, cleaning has been done with compositions like bar and liquid soaps and body washes. Shampoos, conditioners and liquid or solid detergents have also been used. “Consumers are looking for compositions with good lathering and cleansing characteristics, as well as mildness towards the target surface like skin, fabric or hard surfaces, and the ability of these compositions to provide benefit agents.
To enhance the consumer’s experience with such cleansing compositions, they can be paired with implements like a washcloth or sponge. Many consumers apply liquid soaps and body washes to a puff, and then clean their skin or hair with the puff. Many consumers also rub bar soaps on a washcloth, and then clean their skin or hair by using the washcloth. Many consumers also use sponges with cleansing compositions for cleaning hard surfaces.
The experience of a consumer using a cleansing product can be improved by pairing it with an implement. However, this hasn’t been the case to date. Coupled cleansing compositions and implements can create clutter in the bathroom, kitchen or shower as consumers are forced to store or carry heavy bottles, bars or tubes. Coupled products require the user to take additional steps, such as applying body wash or soap onto the implement before rubbing or wiping it on the target surface. This results in more water being consumed, increasing waste and carbon footprint.
Further certain personal cleansing compositions such as bar soaps can struggle to provide the desired depositions of benefit agents for consumers, even when combined with an implement. Some attempts have already been made to combine a personal cleansing formulation with an implement in a personal care product. These executions, however, were not perfect. One of these articles included a bar of rigid soap that was paired with a tool. This type of rigid execution is not adapted to the surface on which it’s applied, making it difficult to clean the target surface thoroughly.
It would be desirable, therefore, to develop a conformable cleaning article with a cleansing composition capable of exhibiting desirable cleansing properties. This includes lathering and rinse characteristics that are suitable.
A conformable article of personal care consists of a first composition for personal care, a second composition for personal care, and a substrate that is permeable to water. The first personal-care composition is located in a zone. The second composition of personal care is located in the second zone. Each zone is defined by a barrier. The first water-permeable substrate is located adjacent to the second and third personal care compositions. Total personal care composition greater than 3,500 wt. The total personal care composition is greater than 3,500 wt.
A conformable article of personal care comprises approximately 4,000 wt. A total substrate, a personal care composition total, a first and second substrates, or a weight percentage of at least %. First zone for a personal care composition. A second composition of personal care is located in the second zone. Each zone is defined by a barrier. First and second personal care formulations are designed to be released in each zone. The first substrate surrounds both the first and second compositions. The water flux rate for the first substrate ranges from 0.1 cm3/cm2*s to 60 cm3/cm2*s. The second substrate surrounds and protects the first substrate. The second substrate is characterized by a water flow rate ranging from 0.1 cm3/cm2*s to 60 cm3/cm2*s. “At least one of the two compositions is not compliant.
The following terms will have the meanings specified below:
?Bar soap? “Bar soap” refers to compositions that are intended to be applied topically to a surface, such as the skin or hair, to remove dirt, oil and other contaminants. Bar soaps are often rinse-off formulations. The product is applied to the hair or skin and rinsed away with water within minutes. The product can also be removed using a substrate. The bar soap can take the form of an inert solid (e.g. non-flowing), intended for topical use on skin. Bar soaps can be in a form that is soft and compliant. The bar soap can also be wrapped with a material that remains on the bar while it is being used.
?Cleansing article? “?Cleansing article? The article can be reusable, and conform to an object, like a counter, to which it is applied.
?Cleansing composition? Refers to compositions that are intended to be applied to surfaces such as skin or hair, hard surfaces or clothing to remove dirt, oil, etc. The compositions disclosed in this document can be rinse-off formulations. In these formulations, the compositions are applied to a target surface using an implement or substrate, and then rinsed off with water within seconds to minutes. A personal care composition is an example of a cleaning composition.
?g/use? “?g/use?” refers to grams of use. This is the unit for rate consumption. Herein is described the method of measuring and/or computing the rate consumption.
?Nonwoven? Refers to a material that is made up of fibers, but not woven together into a fabric. The fibers may be randomly aligned (i.e. not random) or non-random. The nonwoven, for example, can be carded, which means combed in one direction.
?Personal care? “Personal care” is a term used to describe a topical composition or product for application on the skin or hair. Rinse-off formulations are available for personal care compositions. The composition is applied topically on the hair or skin, and then rinsed off within seconds or minutes. The composition can also be removed using a substrate.
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