Second Skin is a Synthetic Material Designed to Protect and Tighten Skin

By: Alyson Wyers - Oct 30, 2016
References: news.mit.edu & springwise
Although the beauty market is flooded with creams and treatments designed to address the signs of aging and to tighten skin, this new material developed by Living Proof and MIT scientists uses new technology to mimic the elasticity of youthful skin. Their new material is a synthetic polymer called 'Second Skin.'

This invention can temporarily tighten skin, but can also protect dry skin and even deliver drugs for conditions like eczema. The invisible and water-resistant layer is applied like a cream. The non-irritating Second Skin layer can remain intact for up to 24 hours, which could also make skin appear younger for an event. This provides a number of applications in both the cosmetic and pharmaceutical spheres.