Engineering a second skin

Scientists at MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, Living Proof, and Olivo Labs have developed a new material that can temporarily protect and tighten skin, and smooth wrinkles. With further development, it could also be used to deliver drugs to help treat skin conditions such as eczema and other types of dermatitis. (Learn more:

Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT

XPL face footage courtesy of: Olivo Labs, LLC.
XPL animation courtesy of: Olivo Labs, LLC.
Music sampled from, “Subdivision of the Masses” by Philipp Weigl


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