Scientists from the Ohio State University are reporting that using make-up to cover severe facial marks may not actually make women with severe facial blemishes feel better about themselves. In a paper published in the most recent issue of the International Journal of Dermatology women with these blemishes reported a lower quality of life than women with similar blemishes who did not wear concealing make-up.
Now, it could be that the women who didn’t use the concealing make-up were just naturally more self-confident. But it is surprising that these expensive make-ups were not doing the job they were intended for. It sounds like this is a real opportunity for a creative cosmetic chemist. We just have to figure out why people are dissatisfied with these products.