Beauty

Say Goodbye to Wrinkles With MIT's Invisible Second Skin Cream

The possible future of anti-aging products.

By
121 Hypes

Say Goodbye to Wrinkles With MIT's Invisible Second Skin Cream

The possible future of anti-aging products.

The beauty industry can look forward to some revolutionary breakthroughs as researchers at MIT have developed a cream that can temporarily protect and tighten skin. In other words, wrinkles can be smoothed out with the use of the cream. Known as an XPL (short for cross-linked polymer layer), the silicon-based polymer cream is applied in two steps. First, a transparent cream containing a polymer is applied and worked into the skin. After that, a catalyst is applied to bind the cream to the skin as a transparent film, creating an “elastic second skin” as described by MIT professor Robert Langer. While it seems too good to be true, the catch is that it is only temporary. You can use it to appear flawless for a day or two but it will not permanently smooth out those age lines. Watch the video above to see how the cream works as they test it on a woman and her eye bags disappear in seconds.

Read Full Article
Source
Gizmodo

What to Read Next

This Is What It Takes to Be a Professional Hula Dancer
Travel

This Is What It Takes to Be a Professional Hula Dancer

There is much more to the dance than just swaying your hips.
893 Hypes

Selena Gomez Is the Latest Cover Girl for Marie Claire
Culture

Selena Gomez Is the Latest Cover Girl for Marie Claire

And she discusses her relationship with Justin Bieber too.
553 Hypes

Tom Hanks Returns as Robert Langdon in 'Inferno' Official Teaser Trailer
Culture

Tom Hanks Returns as Robert Langdon in 'Inferno' Official Teaser Trailer

Co-starring Felicity Jones as Dr. Sienna Brooks.
100 Hypes

BAPE Releases a 1st Camo Slip-On Pack Perfect for Summer
Footwear

BAPE Releases a 1st Camo Slip-On Pack Perfect for Summer

BAPE and camo can never go wrong.
497 Hypes

Pia Mia Releases New Song Titled "Justin Bieber"
Culture

Pia Mia Releases New Song Titled "Justin Bieber"

Is the song really about him, though?
282 Hypes

PUMA Outfits Two Iconic Models In "Camo"
Footwear

PUMA Outfits Two Iconic Models In "Camo"

Anything but uniform.
319 Hypes

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Keep updated on the latest news.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the website running and to continue providing free news to our readers. We'd appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBAE on your ad blocker.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBAE ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBAE”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBAE page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBAE page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBAE page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBAE page that you were viewing.