NineSigma has released a request on behalf of a global luxury brand for skin tensing agents that flatten lines and wrinkles in human skin.
NineSigma reports that while plumping, filling and optical effects are well known cosmetic techniques, flattening wrinkles by a mechanical effect of a liquid skin treatment is far less explored. Such a skin tensing agent should dry or cure to skin with good adhesion, pulling the skin with it to create a flatter surface. Such skin tensing technologies could include: carbohydrates and polysaccharides; cellulose derivatives; reticulated polysaccharides; nonallergenic plant proteins and hydrolysates thereof; synthetic polymers; polyvinyl alcohol, polyvinyl pyrrolidone and derivates; polyurethanes; and grafted silicone polymers.
The successful technology should: be hypoallergenic, be comprised of globally accepted elements, be free to use from an IP standpoint, be soluble in a cosmetic media, be effective with a pH 4–7, be compatible with a wide range of other cosmetic ingredients, be odorless, be invisible, be not sticky on skin, not peel off, provide a documentable degree of skin flattening and provide a perceivable tensing perception on the skin. The skin tensing agent should not be derived from genetically modified organisms, human sourced materials, animal sourced materials or wheat extracts.
While existing technologies are preferred, approaches in developmental stages will also be considered, providing there is a strong evidence of efficacy.
The final submission date for Proposal Briefs is March 18, 2011. Proposals can be submitted using the company's response template. More information can be obtained by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org and referencing request #66990.