Japanese cosmetics company Kao Corporation has developed a custom synthetic spray-on skin to cover unwanted blemishes, moles or other marks on the natural epidermis.
The artificial product, called “est,” is composed of tiny, liquid fibers. When sprayed, the substance adheres to human skin, transforming into an extremely thin, derma-like material, the Daily Mail reports.
It has a similar elasticity to skin, and it’s porous, too. Water vapor and air can pass through this second skin to moisten the living dermis beneath. At its edges, est forms an even thinner bond, helping it blend in with natural flesh.
Est is set to hit the market exclusively in Japan beginning Dec 4. and will sell for roughly $532 as a diffuser and “potion” combination, with diffuser refills priced at $73. A lotion version will sell for $110, and everything will become available online in January, according to Japanese publication the Asahi Shimbun.
Japanese-language advertisements for the product call it “Future Skin,” which uses “Fine Fiber Technology.” Kao has plans to expand the line beginning next year and hopes to soon enter the medical market.
Until then, American consumers can check out the SkinGun by RenovaCare, which shoots a liquid mist infused with human stem cells and can help burn victims’ skin.
This story was originally published by the New York Post.