Just watch this video from MIT:

As skin ages, it becomes softer and less elastic — especially if has been damaged by sun exposure.

The “second skin” mimics the elastic properties of healthy young skin. The researchers decided to see how much they could reduce sagging under-eye bags, and the results were dramatic:

Scientists Develop "Second Skin" to Fight Wrinkles

“It’s an invisible layer that can provide a barrier, provide cosmetic improvement, and potentially deliver a drug locally to the area that’s being treated,” explained Daniel Anderson, one of the researchers.

Findings were published in Nature Materials, where researchers explain the process in more detail.

So how does it work?

The first step is applying a silicone-based lotion like sunscreen. Once it is dry, another lotion is applied on top. The second layer contains a catalyst that causes polymers in the first layer to connect and form a strong film — called a cross-linked polymer layer (XPL) — that makes wrinkles vanish for up to 24 hours.

Source: MIT News

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