Rodial's Glamoxy Snake Serum is an anti-wrinkle cream that bites back at the signs of aging. With a waiting list of 10,000, this is one beauty product people are desperate to try, despite the $150 price tag in America. The serum’s active ingredients mimic the effects of venom – temporarily freezing the tiny muscles that create wrinkles and plumping the skin to smooth out lines.
Why it matters
While Botox procedures use an isolated and purified version of a real toxin (Botulinum toxin) this anti-wrinkle cream takes snake venom as inspiration. Is this indicative of the extremes of the beauty market, as the craving for more permanent solutions entice people to take more risks with their health?
Braun and Gillette have joined forces to create the ‘bodycruZer’ which sports a precision trimmer to for body hair and a Gillette blade for smooth shaving. The product is designed for use on all body areas and can even be used in the shower.
Ordinary inkjet printers are being turned into 3D printers that can print human skin cells onto wounds such as burns. Being able to print a perfect match to someone’s healthy skin, this new kind of printing could be a future alternative to skin grafts and may even enter the health and beauty category.