SKINS has pioneered engineered gradient compression (found in A200 products) and dynamic gradient engineering (found in A400 products), following years of research. When you apply compression to specific body parts in a balanced and accurate way, it accelerates blood flow. This gets more oxygen to your working muscles – and boosts your performance.
Better blood flow also helps your body to get rid of lactic acid and other metabolic wastes – which helps you work at a higher rate for longer. Plus, improved oxygenation reduces the effects of delayed onset muscle soreness and accelerates muscle repair. So engineered gradient compression and dynamic gradient compression play a big part in helping you recover from exercise too.
SKINS are different because their unique combination of features
works better than any single component. Plus, their benefits are backed
by independent testing – something that no other compression and
therapeutic sportswear manufacturer can boast.
SKINS benefits include:
- less lactic acid build up, more muscle oxygenation – and better circulation
- more muscle power
- wicking – to draw moisture away from the skin
- temperature control, whether it’s hot or cold
- 50+ UV protection
The performance, recovery and lifestyle benefits of SKINS have all been independently researched and published in peer review journals. The scientific community recognises this type of product testing as the highest standard. In fact, SKINS leads the industry with peer review journal publications.
Research results show that SKINS vastly reduces the build-up of lactic acid immediately after periods of sustained exercise. This allows for a more rapid return to normal levels and minimises the occurrence of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
For more information on testing, check out the summaries of all the published papers based on SKINS.
No. Even though Lycra is a brand name, it’s become a generic description for most elastomeric fabrics. The fabric we use is warp knitted, which is a superior fabric that provides the stringent stretch and recovery standards needed for SKINS engineered gradient compression. We then cut this fabric in a certain way to provide benefits like no other tights can.
Because no-one’s invested as much time or money into research – or been able to replicate the benefits SKINS have been proven to deliver. SKINS’ unique engineered gradient compression has been developed by leading sports physicians over years of scientific research. And the medical benefits that SKINS provide are backed by independent testing.
When you wear SKINS during activity, the compressive effect prevents muscles from overextending (which can cause injury) and may even treat injuries as they occur.
Your muscles feel more fatigued and less powerful when they vibrate. SKINS are cut to hold your muscles against your frame in the right places, to help reduce this vibration and improve muscle focus and awareness (proprioception). Other garments have static compression (similar tightness everywhere) – and don’t help your muscles in the same way SKINS do.
SKINS also feature distinctive muscle wrapping seams. These help to provide the right compression level and support muscle groups through their full range of movement – increasing your power and endurance even more.
Yes. SKINS engineered gradient compression speeds recovery by forcing more oxygen to your muscles – helping to virtually eliminate delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). MRI-based studies have also shown real improvements in muscle recovery.
The increased oxygenation and circulation provided by SKINS is an excellent way of relieving a range of medical complaints including arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, lymphoedema, varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis. It also helps to improve circulation during pregnancy.