GB2510336A - A garment for wearing after application of self-tanning treatment to skin - Google Patents

A garment for wearing after application of self-tanning treatment to skin Download PDF

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GB2510336A
GB2510336A GB1301615.9A GB201301615A GB2510336A GB 2510336 A GB2510336 A GB 2510336A GB 201301615 A GB201301615 A GB 201301615A GB 2510336 A GB2510336 A GB 2510336A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41BSHIRTS; UNDERWEAR; BABY LINEN; HANDKERCHIEFS
    • A41B11/00Hosiery; Panti-hose
    • A41B11/14Panti-hose; Body-stockings
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41BSHIRTS; UNDERWEAR; BABY LINEN; HANDKERCHIEFS
    • A41B9/00Undergarments
    • A41B9/12Protective undergarments
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41BSHIRTS; UNDERWEAR; BABY LINEN; HANDKERCHIEFS
    • A41B2400/00Functions or special features of underwear, baby linen or handkerchiefs
    • A41B2400/32Therapeutic use

Abstract

A garment 1 having an interior skin contacting surface arranged to minimise movement of the garment with respect to the skin. The garment may be seamless or may have seams configures such that the interior skin contacting surface is substantially smooth. The garment is preferably a tight fitting elasticated item of clothing such as a stocking or a bodysuit, though it may contain integrated gloves, socks of separate accessories. There may be zippers or hook and loop fastenings to aid in securing the garment to the body. Preferably towelling fabric may form at least part of the inner surface of the garment and the outer surface may be smooth to prevent snagging.

Description

A GARMENT

Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to a garment, more particularly but not exclusively a garment for use after application of a tanning or similar property preparation to a users skin.

Background

When placing a tanning agent or self-tan preparation on skin it may be necessary to allow said preparation to be absorbed and to develop before the skin is exposed to clothing, bedding and furniture, and it is often necessary to reduce risk of transfer of skin agents such as moisturisers, or self-tan to. items to which they may tarnish or stain.

Typically a user may be advised to allow the agent to dry fully after application and to wear clothing the user does not mind tarnishing or staining. However this may be undesirable to the user particular those who may have travelled away from home to a beautician or salon for treatments and may want to be able to choose clothing for onward travel.

Furthermore the agent or preparation may be required to remain on the skin without washing for several hours, during which time the user may wish to sit, sleep or otherwise interact with other items without soiling.

If loose clothing is worn said clothing is moveable, which movement smudges tan agent or preparation on the skin or creates creases, Such clothing can also ride up during sleep and stain bedding.

Prior Art

Accordingly a number of patent applications have been filed in an attempt to resolve the problem or similar, including the following: United States patent application US 5 669 395 (THOMPSON) discloses a protective tanning kit for a wearer, comprising: a. a face mask, comprising: -i. a face cover, made as an ovular shell of flexible, yet lightweight, opaque material having a front side and a reverse side and having an upper portion and a lower portion, and having two elliptical openings in said upper portion thereby forming openings for the wearer's eyes, and having a rectangular nose slit and a rectangular mouth slip in said lower portion with respect to said two elliptical openings; -U. two eye piece viewing means, each made as elliptical, opaque pieces being disposed within said respective elliptical openings; and1 -iii. a multitude of small adhesive means fastened to said face mask body reverse side whereby said small adhesive means are adhereable to said wearer; b. a pair of breast covers, each comprising a breast emblem, made as a pattern of flexible, yet lightweight, opaque material and having a front side and a reverse side and having a multitude of small adhesive means fastened to each breast cover on said reverse side, whereby said small adhesive means are adhereable to said wearer; and, c. a lower cover, comprising: -i) a long rectangular length portion having a front side and a reverse side; -U) a front emblem at one end of said long rectangular length portion and a rear emblem at the opposing end of said long rectangular length portion, said front emblem and said rear emblem each having a front side and a reverse side and having small adhesive means in a multitude of locations on said reverse side of said rear emblem and on said reverse side of said front emblem; -iii) a long adhesive means located on said reverse side of said long rectangular length portion at a point approximately one third the length of the long rectangular length portion as measured from the front emblem, whereby said wearer may adjust the long rectangular length portion to become shorter by folding said long rectangular length portion upon itself and be fixedly held by said long adhesive means.

In contrast the present invention provides a means of aiding acceptance or absorption of a preparation into or onto skin.

Summary of the Invention

According to the present invention there is provided a garment for consolidation of preparation after application to subordinate skin, comprising a first interior face, said interior face arranged with a contact surface arranged in use for contact with said skin, and a second exterior face; wherein said contact surface is arranged in use to minimise movement of said preparation with reference to the skin.

In typical embodiments the preparation is envisaged to be a tanning preparation or agent.

Typically said garment is arranged to substantially cover a relatively large area of a user's skin, for example preferably to cover at least two limbs and torso or groin and wherein in preferred embodiments the garment covers substantially all of the user, covering four limbs, torso and groin in use.

In further embodiments the garment may be arranged to cover a relatively minimal area, wherein the garment may be comprised of a small or minimal strip, tube or undergarment, so as to ensure specific coverage.

In such embodiments the garment may include attachment means, for example to include press-studs, buttons, hook and loop portions such as Velcro (Trade Mark).

In yet further embodiments said embodiments may comprise adhesive in use and may be single-use or disposable.

Typically however the garment comprises: an elasticated, seamless stocking for covering and being in constant contact with the user's body after application of the preparation to the skin wherein the garment is shaped to cover the user's body parts exposed to the preparation.

In this way the protective garment may be used to prevent the preparation such as fake tan from tarnishing the user's clothing, furniture or other items their prepared skin may come into contact with. In particular, some tanning preparations may develop over several hours during which time the preparation is liable to stain other items or streak on the skin if rubbed.

The preparation may be liable to move about or be spread about the skin, leading to uneven application results.

In preferred embodiments the garment is adapted to fit over the user's legs, arms and body for use after a full body spray tan. Ideally the garment has no seams, so as prevent creases or patches of preparation build up, which build up may result in an uneven development of the preparation. Furthermore, said lack of seams provides optimal comfort to the user, who is typically naked under the garment, so preventing the user being rubbed by seams.

In some embodiments the garment may include at least one seam wherein any seams may be joined so as to provide a smooth surface against the skin and/or with any stitching preferably situated on the exterior face or otherwise the interior face being continuous and/or not liable to localised bunching.

In preferred embodiments the garment is formed from elasticated or flexible, thin, lightweight, and breathable material, so as to fit closely to the user's skin in use ensuring there are no loose or baggy sections where the preparation may develop or absorb differently, due to areas of skin not being in contact with the garment, or due to bunching of the garment which may result in streaks of preparation.

In preferred embodiments the material is, at least internally formed with a towelling, stippled or otherwise raised and lowered finish.

In some embodiments the material is not uniformly absorbent if at all absorbent, wherein preparation is not liable to be transferred through the garment in use, better enabling use of the garment with recently applied preparation and superior layers of clothing.

Furthermore the breathable properties of the towelling help ensure the user does not become too hot and sweat excessively which may affect the effectiveness of the preparation.

In addition such interior face ideally defines a reduced contact area, for example formed from a plurality of relatively smaller contact points, which point are flexible and/or deformable, so as to be less liable to spread, push or accumulate excess or loose preparation. In this way excess or imprecisely applied preparation is not problematic.

In preferred embodiments the garments are washable so as to be reused on multiple occasions. Preferably the material may also be stain resistant so as not to retain colour from the preparations after washing.

Advantageously the towelling material may serve tO evenly and/or unpredictably caress or move upon the skin so that during movement the material remains in contact with the skin due to multiple projections of fibres that form the towelling material and uniformity of movement on the skin is unlikely to lead to banding or streaking of drying or absorbing preparation.

This may provide an insulative later for the user to keep them warm and provide additional comfort.

Additionally as the garment fits tightly to the skin it may be donned under clothing so that for example the garment may be worn when returning from a tanning salon or beautician so as to protect clothing and seating, whilst being discretely worn underneath. In this way users are enabled to leave earlier, and consequent increase in freedom is liable to lead to higher takeup of skin preparations. Advantageously moisture and/or preparation does not seep from or transfer out of the garment outside surface, wherein said surface provides a seal.

Furthermore as the garment fits tightly to the skin it reduces the likelihood of smudging of the preparation or creases that may be caused by loosely fitting clothing. Additionally the garment is less likely to move during sleep, such as riding up the user's legs or arms, therefore staining of bedding is less likely.

It may be envisaged that in preferred embodiments that towelling may only be provided on the garment's interior surface and that the garment's exterior surface may be of a smooth woven finish so as not to snag on items or clothing and so as to be less likely to become soiled. In further embodiments the garment may have a fleece lining or other similar microfiber material.

In some embodiments the garment's exterior surface may include a water repellent coating so as to prevent water being absorbed to the garment which may affect the preparation.

Preferably the garment includes openings for the users feet, hands and a head opening. Ideally the material is of suitable elasticity so that the user may step into the protect garment through the head opening therefore removing the requirement for a specific or defined access.

In some embodiments however the garment may include a defined access to enable the user to readily don the garment. For example the garment may include a front access or back access such as a zipper fastening, push fittings, buttons or hook and loop means such as Velcro (Trade Mark) so that a wider opening than the head opening may be provided for the user to enter the garment.

In some embodiments the garment may be provided in more than one part, for example, leggings and a top so that the user may more easily don the garments and for example be enabled to use a toilet without requirement to remove the whole garment.

In yet further embodiments slits may be provided in the garment where it passes under the user's arms so as to limit the user sweating in use, which may cause perspiration to react with the preparation, for example leading to streaking of fake tan.

In some embodiments the garment may be provided with integrated or separate accessory garments such as protective gloves and socks1 so as to also protect the user's hands and feet from tarnishing other items. The garment may be continuous and sufficiently elasticated to enable donning without adjustment or displacement, or may include displaceable or attachment portions to open parts of the garment, such as zippers or hook and loop portions in unobtrusive areas relating to the user's body.

For example the garment may include integrated gloves and socks or separate accessory garments may be provided and may be displacably attached for example wherein a partial attachment is provided. It may be envisaged that the accessory garments are comprised of the same materials.

Ideally the garments are available in a plurality of sizes so as to fit different users, for example men, women and children of different sizes.

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Additionally the garments are provided in different colours or with various patterns so as to appeal to different users or for example to represent different styles, such as men's or women's.

The garment may be provided with a pillow case for use on standard pillows or cushions so that the user may lie down or sleep as the preparation develops without tarnishing bedsheets or furniture. Preferably the pillow case may be formed from the same material as the garment. Advantageously the pillow case or bag may be used to hold the other garments serving as storage means wherein the garments may be kept, transported and washed within so that the garments are not lost or damaged whilst being washed.

It may be envisaged that the garment may be suitable for use with other preparations such as moisturising creams or skin treatments.

Brief Description of Ficiures

Figure 1 shows an front view of a preferred embodiment of the garment; Figure 2 shows an isometric view of the embodiment shown in Figure 1; Figure 3 shows an isometric view of a second embodiment of the garment; And Figure 4 shows an isometric view of a third embodiment of the garment.

Detailed Description of Figures

With reference to figures 1 and 2 the garment shown comprises a body suit 1, wherein the outer 10 comprises a smooth surface not liable to snag over-lying clothing, and the inner 11 comprises a raised and lowered and/or absorbent surface, not liable to cause concerted or uniform movement of preparation on subordinate skin in use.

Seams are not included or minimised for example by use of adhesive, and/or heat bonding.

With further reference to figure 3, there are provided a pair of shoes for completion of coverage with the suit 1, and figure 4 shows a pair of gloves of identical construction.

The invention has been described by way of examples only and it will be appreciated that variation may be made to the above-mentioned embodiments without departing from the scope of invention.

With respect to the above description then, it is to be realised that the optimum dimensional relationships for the parts of the invention, to include variations in size, materials, shape, form, function and manner of operation, assembly and use, are deemed readily apparent and obvious to one skilled in the art, and all equivalent relationships to those illustrated in the drawings and described in the specification are intended to be encompassed by the present invention.

Therefore, the foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to1 falling within the scope of the invention.

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  1. Claims 1.. A garment for consolidation of preparation after application to subordinate skin, said garment comprising a first interior face arranged with a contact surface arranged in use to contact said skin, and a second exterior face; wherein said contact surface is arranged to minimise movement of said preparation with reference to the skin.
  2. 2. A garment according to claim 1 wherein the garment is seam free.
  3. 3. A garment according to claim 1 wherein seams are provided on the exterior face alone.
  4. 4. A garment substantially herein described with reference to the figures.
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US3757354A (en) * 1972-01-27 1973-09-11 Scott & Williams Inc Pantyhose construction
US3909851A (en) * 1974-09-05 1975-10-07 Pilot Res Corp Panty hose with terry loop crotch insert
US5038414A (en) * 1989-09-27 1991-08-13 Freeman Lee A Full body hosiery garment
US20040241210A1 (en) * 2003-05-28 2004-12-02 Jenkel Kelli K. Method for applying sunless tanning composition to the human body using a tight fitting garment as the applicator
GB2436926A (en) * 2006-04-05 2007-10-10 Pantelitsa Constantinou Garment impregnated with self-tanning composition
CN101904571A (en) * 2010-07-07 2010-12-08 浙江华尔针织有限公司 Sock applied to patient with diabetic feet and manufacturing method thereof
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FR2115802A5 (en) * 1970-11-25 1972-07-07 Tornhajm Gilbert Close-fitting garments - from knitted ribbed constructions
US3757354A (en) * 1972-01-27 1973-09-11 Scott & Williams Inc Pantyhose construction
US3909851A (en) * 1974-09-05 1975-10-07 Pilot Res Corp Panty hose with terry loop crotch insert
US5038414A (en) * 1989-09-27 1991-08-13 Freeman Lee A Full body hosiery garment
US20040241210A1 (en) * 2003-05-28 2004-12-02 Jenkel Kelli K. Method for applying sunless tanning composition to the human body using a tight fitting garment as the applicator
GB2436926A (en) * 2006-04-05 2007-10-10 Pantelitsa Constantinou Garment impregnated with self-tanning composition
CN101904571A (en) * 2010-07-07 2010-12-08 浙江华尔针织有限公司 Sock applied to patient with diabetic feet and manufacturing method thereof
US20130042380A1 (en) * 2011-08-19 2013-02-21 Tamir Goodman Sports Consultant, Llc Garment having moisture absorbing regions

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