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Beautiful Me has been designed to address the problem of acid attacks in Southeast Asia and Europe
How does it work?
The foundation formula creates a thin film, which reacts with the acid to reduce its effects and prevents the acid from penetrating to the skin. This first layer of defense is oleophilic, hence the acid can be washed off easily.
Why is it needed?
This form of assault is done primarily to disfigure someone's body or in an attempt to kill them. As there are very few legal checks pertaining to the buying and selling of acid, researcher Manisha Mohan has developed a foundation (topical cream) which can act as a barrier against the acid.
How does it improve life?
This design firstly works as a protective and proactive barrier for an inhumane assault that should never have to occur or be experienced. It is also subtle enough to not make the wearer feel any more uncomfortable than they already do given they would have to use this. It can prevent the physical and emotional turmoil one must go through after such a horrid attack that drastically impacts daily life and morale.