Glycerine - acts as a skin-friendly humectant moisturiser, penetrating into the skin corneum and increasing the water-retention capacity of the skin.
Dimethicone - forms a protective barrier and prevents the skin from drying out (occlusive moisturiser). The result is a silky, soft and moisturised feel to your hands.
Extended testing with users
HydraSoft® technology has undergone extended testing at Ansell’s Science & Technology Innovation Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Users were asked to wear for one hour a Gammex® PF HydraSoft® glove on one hand and a control glove (Gammex® PF) on the other. Within the first 30 minutes after glove removal, moisture increase was measured on all hands three times (after 5, 15 and 30 minutes) using a sophisticated corneometer.
Test results showed that hands wearing the HydraSoft® coated glove had a higher skin moisture increase than those with the control glove. This improvement was 47% higher after 5 min and 98% higher after 30 min.
80% of the subjects tested showed higher increase of skin moisturisation after wearing Gammex® PF HydraSoft® (compared to the control glove).
Further customer testing was performed in hospitals in Finland and Germany with over 70 surgeons, nurses and physicians, who highly rated the moisturising effect of Gammex® PF HydraSoft® gloves. The tests showed that the technology also offers improved donning and double-gloving properties due to the softness of the coating, as well as improved comfort.