Here’s a development in skin care science that’s out of this world – literally!
As part of the recent Expedition 13 Astrolab mission, German European Space Agency Astronaut Thomas Reiter and his team on board the International Space Station conducted the first ever tests on actual human skin in space.
The astronauts evaluated how skin behaves in a zero gravity environment using 3 different instruments: A Corneometer to check hydration levels of the skin’s surface; a Transepidermal Water Loss Meter to evaluate the skin’s barrier function; and a Visioscan to assess the skin’s surface structure.
The results of their studies have not been made public yet, but The Beauty Brains can only assume that NASA is preparing to market a line of Space-themed beauty care products that would include “Anti-Gravity Anti-Wrinkle Cream,” “Black Hole Black Head Remover,” “Cosmic Ray Face Cream,” and “Astronaut Astringent.”
Look for this “Celestial Cosmetics Collection” coming soon to a galaxy near you.