- The American Chemical Society Creates Super Protective Military Cosmetic

 - Aug 25, 2012
References: newscientist & psfk
The American Chemical Society has created a face paint that not only camouflages soldiers from their enemies, but also protects them from bombs. It is made up of a solution that shields the skin from extreme heat of over 1,000 degree Fahrenheit. Creating a superhero-like resistance to such dangerous situations, the American Chemical Society has concocted something that will undoubtedly save lives.

Using hydrogel, a water-based chemical to make the product less flammable, the American Chemical Society not only protects soldiers from flames, it is also water-proof and contains DEET to repel insects. Funded by the Army, the American Chemical Society has already run a few successful tests of this ground-breaking military cosmetic. As Psfk notes, "The next step is putting the design to use and possibly creating a colorless version for firefighters to use."