Scientists say new material can hide wrinkles

Posted at 8:38 AM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-10 11:53:53-04

Look out, wrinkles. Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers are gunning for you.

Scientists at MIT with other partners have developed a silicone-based polymer they call a "second skin" that can effectively hide wrinkles, according to a new report.

The polymer material applies like a two-step cream and reportedly gives the appearance of youthful skin after application.

A YouTube video posted May 9 by MIT cites elastic properties in the thin film that can even reshape bags under the eyes. 

Not only does the layer apparently make your skin look better, but researchers say in a news release it also helps lock in hydration.

The invisible film, they note, stays on the skin for about 24 hours.

Researchers say there are other applications for this material-and that it could also be used to deliver drugs to a direct area on the skin to help with a number of conditions.

Check out more from MIT here.