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.