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“Second skin” reduces eye bags

Research we’re watching There may soon be a nonsurgical alternative for alleviating those bothersome eye bags. Researchers at Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have reported the development of a product they are calling “second skin” from siloxanes—oxygen-silicone compounds that can be modified to have various properties, including elasticity and permeability. Second skin is applied as two creams. The first contains the molecules that form the base of the film; the second, a…

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