Forget unicorn’s uterus or mermaid’s milk. Space is the final frontier for skincare these days, with cosmetics and the cosmos colliding in a big bang of extraterrestrial elixirs.
A constellation of companies are literally looking to the heavens for the next divine discovery and touting topical treatments gleaned from the galaxy.
Case in point: Cult cosmeceutical brand 111Skin’s “star” antioxidants are actually man-made molecules created in conjunction with space scientists, who assembled an array of atoms aimed at alleviating the ailments of astronauts estranged from Earth.
Meanwhile, Lancôme’s Rénergie Multi-Lift fleet of face-savers is fuelled by a formula tested under the destructive duress of microgravity sustained by satellites in orbit.
Which begs the billion-dollar question: Are all of these alien agents more hype than hope? Here’s where we free-fall into a black hole of riveting research.