Traditional materials for skincare just aren’t cutting it anymore. 

Consumers are always on the lookout for the next best thing in the market and if producers don’t up their A-game, they’ll be left eating their competitor’s dust. This is why innovation is key, delivering the best result and never getting tired of finding new ways to innovate their products.

One of these innovations is the invention of bio-cellulose material.


The bacteria, Acetobacter xylinum, releases ribbons or fabrics when fed with substances such as sugar. These ribbons are called bio-cellulose.

The ribbons are then harvested and used as medical dressing for small nicks and tears and cosmetic sheet masks.

These are hydrophilic (water-loving for you) and have a great ability to retain fluid. They are extremely pure and have not undergone any chemical processes so they are toxin and chemical-free; as well as biodegradable. 

Unlike materials derived from plants which have a lot of polymers or plastics, the bio-cellulose materials are nature-friendly because they do not go through any chemical processes and, therefore, do not have toxic components. This feature makes these materials the go-to ingredient of your favorite sheet masks to reduce a toll on Mother Nature in the long run. 

Speaking of sheet masks, the earliest forms of masks were made from papers which do not adhere well to the skin and are really coarse.

The hydrogel sheets were then developed to improve the paper masks’ quality and its ability to adhere to the skin. But they still possess some negative effects brought about by being harvested from chemical processes. 

Modern times brought about the development of the bio-cellulose mask which was made to improve on the weaknesses of the hydrogel mask. These materials are strong and resilient and can hold as much water and vitamins as the hydrogel mask, transferring the best ingredients of skincare onto your face and body.

Skincare at its finest, right?


But this article is not really about how bio cellulose material drives the skincare components into your skin, but how it can help treat some small nicks and micro tears.

We have already mentioned that bio-cellulose materials are extremely pure because they do not undergo any chemical processes.

This makes them very useful in the medical industry as it can be used as a wound dressing to help heal and soothe the skin especially in burns. They can also be used as an artificial skin for humans with extensive burns and as artificial blood vessels in microsurgery.


Well, in the simplest of terms, since bio-cellulose materials are non-toxic, they can create the safest protective environment for the wound to heal itself. Imagine a sterile roof covering the wound, shielding it from oxygen which might carry harmful bacteria or viruses with it. 

This roof also makes the environment moist which serves as a good breeding ground for our blood cells and platelets to migrate to the wound and heal it. And since the environment is moist, a cooling effect is given off to ward off irritation or any allergic reaction. Inflammatory reaction is also suppressed in the environment housed by the bio-cellulose materials. 

Shaving and other forms of hair removal induce cuts, abrasions and drying of the skin. The best way to heal these cuts and wounds is to use a mask that can provide the best environment for healing to prevent scarring and hyperpigmentation.

Using sheet masks with plenty of organic ingredients and woven with biocellulose materials not only ensures that you get the best for your skin but that you are also taking care of the environment consciously by using masks that are earth-friendly and biodegradable.

Now, who wouldn’t want to get the best of skincare and take care of nature?

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