The promise of synthetic skin creams and skin-lightening creams has been building for years.
But this week, researchers have shown that the gel works in a lab.
The research was presented at the meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, and it’s a big step forward for the industry.
“The gel is not a perfect, perfect product, but it is a good start,” says Dr. John H. Denniston, director of the Division of Clinical and Translational Dermatologic Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
“This could potentially be the next step in the skin-care field.”
A lot of what people think of as ‘gel skin’ is really skin that’s not made up of cells.
These are actually just skin cells that have been bleached or have been modified with a chemical to make them gel-like.
These creams have been around for a long time, but they haven’t had any practical applications, and they’ve only been used on a very limited number of patients.
The new gel is different.
The gel is completely natural, it’s not a synthetic product, and the gel can be applied directly onto skin without the use of a brush.
The research was done at the National Institute of Dermal Genetics and the Skin and Dermatological Science Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University.
“We’ve always been interested in what’s the most efficient way to make a gel,” says Dennerton.
“But this is a very new, very exciting way to create the gel.”
The researchers used a gel made from collagen, a protein that’s part of the skin’s connective tissue.
They then injected the gel into the skin of rabbits, and then made the gel gel-based, which was then applied onto a skin-softening gel.
The result was a gel that was about five times denser than skin, and which didn’t irritate the skin.
“It was incredibly effective,” says study co-author Dr. Jonathan A. Johnson.
Johnson has a lot of experience in creating gel-filled creams, and says the new gel was easy to work with.
“The gel really did work,” he says.
“When you put it on, it doesn’t seem like you’re trying to make the gel thicker, it just seems to be doing its job.”
Dennington says that the researchers have been working on creating a gel for years, and that the study is the first to demonstrate its effectiveness in a real-world setting.
“I’m really happy about this because this is the kind of research that can help create a more effective, more efficient and more affordable alternative to synthetic products,” he said.
The study also adds to a growing body of research suggesting that the collagen-based gel may have more clinical applications.
Johnson says that he hopes that other researchers will use the results to further develop the gel.
He says that if it works in humans, this will be a big deal for the skin industry.
Johnson says that there are a lot more research projects to be done before the gel-made gel is available commercially.
He’s optimistic that this will lead to a new era in the cosmetics industry.
“There are still a lot things we don’t know about it,” he notes.
“So there’s a lot we still don’t understand.”