Technology Search:
Advanced Skin Care

Status: Completed
There will be five (5) guaranteed $1,000 USD awards for this challenge.

A Client is seeking a higher level of skin care performance for new and existing products. The Client is interested in building a knowledge base of skin care technologies that address the following goals:

  • Technologies applicable in topical products that can measurably improve the skin's intrinsic ability to withstand chemical, microbiological, or physical environmental insults. In essence, the desire is to enhance the skin and create "super" skin, resistant to insults and when damaged, can recover more quickly. Such breakthrough technologies can be applied, but not limited to, the prevention and protection of skin dermatitis, most commonly the result of over washing of the hands in health care and industrial environments. It can also be applied to strengthen fragile elderly skin or to skin prone to pressure sores.

  • Technologies applicable in topical products that can measurably repair and heal skin, which has been damaged due to chemical, microbiological, or physical environmental insults. The Seeker desires to learn about technologies that can produce observable skin repair in a short period of time (e.g., less than 8 hours) and continues to deliver measureable skin repair (e.g., about 3 days) even within the extreme over washing conditions of today's health care and industrial workers.

  • Prefer technologies that can be incorporated into aesthetically pleasing topical products.

The Client seeks advanced breakthroughs and the generation of information on new and novel approaches, as well as leveraging existing technologies that can be crafted in new and novel ways to achieve the desired objectives stated.

Client is seeking technologies that can be used to restore dry and damaged skin, primarily in environments where frequent hand washing, or damage to skin from the removal of bacteria, grease, chemicals, and dirt, is likely to occur. This may include relief of skin tightening in younger workers, as well as technologies that can heal or aide skin restoration of the elderly, whose skin is more fragile.