A brilliant group of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) may have just changed the face of the future. By putting together their incredible brainpower, these researchers have designed a transparent facial serum that immediately tightens crinkled, drooping under eye tissue, turning back time by transforming wrinkles and fine lines. An even bigger surprise . . . Jennifer Aniston is the one to thank for this incredible facelift-in-a-tube.
The cream, an XPL (cross-linked polymer layer), is applied is two steps. First, a silicone based, transparent lotion is applied on the skin; this is then followed by a catalyst lotion that binds the cream to the skin. A clear film is formed on the tissues, which according to Robert Langer, a bioengineer from MIT and co-developer of the material, is “essentially an elastic second skin”. Once the product is layered on, it tightens wrinkles and hydrates the skin, all while being completely resistant to water and rubbing.
First discovered about two years ago, this cream has already been referred to by beauty bloggers as a sort of ‘shape wear’ for the skin. In a report published in Nature Materials, Harvard Medical School dermatologist Dr. Barbara Gilchrest explains that the product is not like anything the aesthetic world has seen in the past. “Until now, there has been nothing that could restore the elastic property of the skin, and this material does that,” Dr. Gilchrest tells Nature Materials.
The biggest drawback to this MIT discovery is that the results are temporary. While the cream can be used to create a photo-perfect appearance for up to 24 hours, the results will then fade. While it is on however, the scientists explain that the lotion provides excellent benefits as a moisturizer and protects from ultraviolet rays.
So far, the magical, two-step cream has been licensed to two companies: Olivo Labs and Jennifer Aniston’s Living Proof. Aniston, 47, who was recently named People Magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2016, put up her money for the project and is determined to get it to the public. As the reigning queen of gorgeous women, Aniston knows a thing or two about youthful skin. So, with her cash and some of the smartest scientists in the world, this new wrinkle removing lotion will no doubt be a game changer.
Unfortunately, this miraculous skin cream probably won’t hit the market anytime soon. Until it does, we will have to rely on the other innovative products available at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, like Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm Voluma XC; both of which can take years off of the appearance after a 30-minute office visit. Contact Mirror Mirror at (281) 810-9083 to find out more about our cutting-edge wrinkle-reducing techniques.