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Second-Skin Technology Created By Harvard And MIT Scientists Opens Doors To Various Skincare And Treatment Possibilities

May 9, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Harvard and MIT scientists have created a “second skin” technology, an invisible film composed of commonly used chemicals ruled as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. According to a study published in the “Nature Materials” journal, results of pilot studies with 170 subjects revealed the film, made of siloxanes, has not caused irritation or allergic reactions so far. Biotechnology company Living Proof funded the research, while privately owned company Olivo Laboratories, which owns the related patents, is developing the product. Possible applications for the technology include treatment of undereye bags, sunscreen protection, and treatment of skin diseases, such as eczema and psoriasis.
Gina Kolata, "‘Second Skin’ May Reduce Wrinkles, Eyebags, Scientists Say", The New York Times , May 09, 2016, © The New York Times Company
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