Bio cellulose is an organic skin care material that's cultured in a lab and infused with beneficial skin care ingredients. The unique qualities of bio cellulose masks make them the perfect treatment for delivering skin care ingredients in mask form.
What is Bio Cellulose?
Bio cellulose (or microbial cellulose) is a natural nano-fiber, approximately 20 nm in diameter that's a biodegradable, environmentally-friendly material. Bio cellulose fabric is synthesized through the Gluconacetobacter xylinus bacteria. Bio cellulose is actually "grown" and takes 10 days from the time the initial microbial culture is developed to the harvesting of fermented bio cellulose film – but this amazing bio material is well worth the wait!
What Properties Make Bio Cellulose Special?
Two physical properties set bio cellulose apart as a premium material. Bio cellulose is extremely hydrophilic, or "water loving". In fact, bio cellulose fabrics have a fluid-holding capacity of up to 100 times their dry weight. Bio cellulose also has a very high degree of crystallinity, which is another way of saying that the microfibers in bio cellulose fabrics are tightly intertwined and quite strong – 4 times stronger than ordinary cellulose.
From medical treatments to the beauty industry...
Bio cellulose is used in a range of commercial applications, but most impressive is its use in biomedical treatments. It is used as artificial skin for burn treatments, occlusive dressing for chronic wounds, and in plastic/reconstructive surgeries. Chemists continue to expand its use in the medical field, experimenting today with molding bio cellulose into artificial blood vessels for use in microsurgery. It's a truly remarkable medical development – but it's more impressive for it's beauty treatment benefits.
The physical properties of bio cellulose – its absorbency, its resiliency, its affinity to bind to skin – are ideal for cosmetic application. The super hydrated nature of bio cellulose makes it a perfect facial treatment solution. It clings tightly to the face gently raising skin temperature which opens pores and allows transfer/absorption of moisture. But more importantly, bio cellulose facial treatments can also be infused with additional skin care components. Bel Mondo infuses its bio cellulose masks with rich concentrations of premium skincare ingredients.
The 20 minute spa facial treatment
One 20-minute facial treatment transfers deep doses of hydration and nutrients, creating skin that is supple, radiant, and velvety smooth. The results last for days. And all because of the unique properties and benefits of bio cellulose and the rich, luxurious skin care ingredients in Bel Mondo Masks.