Improving cosmetics at the nanoscale


Faculty: Science/Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship

Team members: Xiaoyin Shang, Meifang Zhou, Joanna Yan, Aislinn Villamil

Currently, two in three Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70, and more than 2,000 Australians die of skin cancer every year. This is predicted to increase globally due to the thinning ozone layer. Public surveys suggest that only a small percentage of people use sunscreen regularly due to the inconvenience of reapplying, adverse reactions or the dislike for the texture of the sunscreens. Nanocosmetics provides a one-application nano-sunscreen for younger, more refreshed and better protected skin against skin cancer and damaging free radicals. Our product will revolutionalise sun protection and help save lives all around the world.