A new product has been developed that can be applied to the skin and then removed by brushing.
It is the latest in a string of breakthroughs in facial care.
A team of scientists from the University of Adelaide and the University in Queensland, in collaboration with facial experts at the University Health Network (UHN), have developed a facial scrub that uses a combination of bacteria and enzymes to remove makeup.
Key points:The facial scrub uses an active ingredient called ‘Soybean’ in its formulation to remove “brave” facial features.
“Soybeans” is a compound extracted from the bean plant and used in the skin care industry.
“This is the first time we have seen a commercial product that does not have an active component and is therefore more efficient at removing complex, unnatural-looking facial features,” said UHN research fellow and lead author Dr Joanna Bickerton.
“We have now identified the best ingredient in this product, which is Soybean extract.”
Dr Bickert said it was an exciting time for the facial scrub industry, as well as for the cosmetics industry.
The scrub is made from the soybean plant and contains a mixture of bacteria, enzymes and a proprietary formulation.
“It’s a very powerful ingredient,” she said.
“Because of the different properties of soybeans, they contain various beneficial ingredients that can help in removing natural skin pigmentation, but it’s also effective at removing the ‘bribery’ of makeup and making it more manageable.”
Dr Mihaela Pertel, a clinical professor of cosmetic and human development at the UH, said the technology was an example of how cosmetic innovation was growing.
“What we’re seeing is the beauty industry trying to keep pace with the times,” she told AM.
“There are still a lot of ingredients that people still don’t know about.”
Dr Pertels lab work has also been published in the Journal of Consumer and Consumer Sciences.
“The skin is where we’re doing most of our work, and the skin is the one that has a greater risk of getting skin cancer,” she explained.
“Skin cancer can lead to death, but there’s no such thing as a perfect skin.”
To learn more about facial care, visit the University’s Health Centre.