Volume 94 Issue 20 | p. 9 | News of The Week
Issue Date: May 16, 2016 | Web Date: May 11, 2016

For younger-looking skin, try a pinch of platinum

Crosslinked polymer treatment hides wrinkles and under-eye bags
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE, Materials SCENE
Keywords: materials, polysiloxane, crosslink, cosmetic, wound dressing, platinum

Polymer scientists are putting a fresh face on skin care with an elastic “second skin” that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and bags under the eyes. The material, developed by MIT chemical engineering professor Robert Langer and coworkers, might also find use as a wound dressing or as a protective barrier for skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis.

The second skin goes on in a two-stage process: First, a polysiloxane-based cream . . .

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