XPL™ Film Technology - Cross-Linking Polymer Layer

Our patented XPL™ technology consists of two leave-on formulations that spread easily, dry quickly, and when layered together will generate an invisible, breathable, elastic, occlusive, long-lasting film on the skin. The XPL™ film is designed to act as a second skin; it has a natural lookand its superior elasticity is uniquely tailored to accommodate maximum elongation for typical body movements - even in difficult areas such as elbows and knees.

How it Works

The in situ cross-linking ensures long-lasting skin adhesion, and generates a protective barrier to external chemical and mechanical insults that keeps the skin dry, even upon water contact. The ability to optimally balance oxygen and moisture permeability potentially provides ideal conditions for skin healing. The invisible polymer layer is derived from a tunable polysiloxane-based material platform that can be engineered to deliver a variety of specific material properties.

Engineering a second skin

Video courtesy of Melanie Gonick/MIT

A Polymer Rejuvenates Aging Skin
— Scientific American, May 2016
The idea sounds like fantasy: an invisible film that can be painted on your skin and give it the elasticity of youth
— The New York Times, May 2016