XPL Cream Creates A 24-Hour Layer Of Skin To Cover Up Wrinkles And Blemishes


There’s no shortage of beauty products that claim to reduce wrinkles. Whether any of them work, however, is highly disputed. While the XPL, short for cross-linked polymer layer, won’t magically erase the signs of aging like those suspicious beauty products swear to do, it can literally shave decades off your face by covering your wrinkles up.

Instead of turning back the clock on your skin like most anti-aging products claim to do, this new material is designed to merely mask the signs of aging. You know, just like makeup. Except, it’s made up of a skin-like material that can be applied to any part of your skin, covering up wrinkles, crow’s feet, and any other blemish for up to 24 hours at a time.


Developed by researchers from MIT and Harvard, the XPL is applied in a two-step process. In the first step, polysiloxane components are applied to the skin, after which, a platinum catalyst is added to stiffen it up into a cross-linked film that looks and feels like regular skin. While that sounds technical, both layers are actually applied in the form of creams and ointments, so it should be no more complicated than your regular beauty routine. Aside from its cosmetic functions, the material can be used to protect damaged skin similar to bandages, as well as deliver topical skin medications while ensuring it doesn’t get wiped or washed off.

A startup called Olivo Laboratories has been formed to further refine and develop XPL, with plans to bring it to market in the near future. Learn more about the research from the link below.

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28 Responses

    • carmen smith

      my daughter has skin irritation like Eczema and its very bad at times –
      please let me know we can purchase XPL?
      Carmen Smith

    • sjany

      Please inform how to be a part of the test team as a user in the Netherlands (very different climate circumstance as in the USA). Thanks.

    • Alicia de paco

      let me know when its on the market to buy plus the price
      and send me a sample to try of XPL SECOND SKIN

  1. joan light

    when will it be available and the price. Any investing available?

  2. Alexandra Lawson

    Please send me a sample of XPL SECOND SKIN……Very interested.

  3. Kina

    Would love to buy or have a sample. Please send me info on how to get my hands on this fabulous product.

  4. Raylene Mertle

    When it becomes available, please notify me where one can purchase XPL Second Skin please.

  5. Chris Sherer

    Very interested in a sample and investing. How does it do on the turkey neck?

  6. Kerrie McKellar

    Can you tell me when and where i can buy XPL cream.

    Many thanks

  7. CC

    It’s very funny, & at the same time, kind of sad that instead of leaving comments, readers are requesting samples in this forum – as if! If you had read the complete article, ladies, you’d know that this product is in development by MIT and Harvard University. It has not been released or approved for consumer use, and when it is, this won’t be where you request samples! 😀

    • Martha O'Bryant

      The product is now in FDA and should be on the market in mid 2017 if all goes well. This is my understanding following information on it.

  8. Kathy M

    I really want to use this prouct! Let me know when I can buy it! A sample would be great. And I am soooo willing to be a tester!

  9. Martha O'Bryant

    I’m very interested in using this product because I have skin irritations. Please let me know how I can obtain a sample. Also, looking to invest in this product.

  10. Rocky Stone

    Please notify me when ‘second skin’ is available for purchase. Thanks, Rocky Stone

  11. Mimi

    Suffering from very dry, skin on arms & legs. Will certainly give it a try when it comes out. Certainly hope it’s affordable.

  12. sandra goodall

    please inform when comes on the market or when trial samples will be available. I’m available if you need someone to test it out. thank you.


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