For as long as humans have been able to see their reflections, they've been vain. And a big part of that has been trying to fight the aging process. Mark 2016 as the year scientists finally discovered the fountain of youth -- albeit in a laboratory. Seriously, MIT scientists invented a cream that'll make people instantly look younger.
According to MIT News, this newly invented silicone-based polymer could be used to treat wrinkles, and eventually skin diseases like eczema, through the creation of a kind of "second skin." To use this technology on the day to day, you put two creams on the area you want tightened -- one containing the polymer and one that works as a catalyst -- which creates a transparent and strong elastic layer that not only looks and acts a lot like skin, but will temporarily smooth all your wrinkles.
Daniel Anderson, a member of MIT's Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, described the miracle cream saying, "It’s an invisible layer that can provide a barrier, provide cosmetic improvement, and potentially deliver a drug locally to the area that’s being treated. Those three things together could really make it ideal for use in humans."