October 26, 2011
Pill Makes Sweat Smell Sweeter
A Dutch researcher is teaming up with a synthetic biologist to create a swallowable pill that promises to deliver perfume into the body, turning people into a walking air freshener, according to a recent report by The Daily Mail Online.
The product -- Swallowable Parfum -- is currently in the development phase, and Lucy McCrae, the artist behind the idea, said the pill will work with the natural processes of metabolism, releasing fragrant molecules through the skin during normal perspiration.
The new pill promises to turn skin into a natural atomizer -- a device that turns liquid into a fine spray or mist -- in effect, turning odorous sweat into a fragrant scent. And because each individual is genetically unique, scented sweat will take on individual characteristics as well.
“Swallowable Parfum is a digestible scented capsule that emits a unique odor through your own perspiration,” said McCrae on her website.
Biologist Sheref Mansy is working with McCrae to hopefully create a “biologically enhanced second skin synthesized directly from the natural processes of the body.”
The potential odor solution follows a new “perfume candy” that was recently developed to mimic the staying power of garlic, replacing its pungent breath odor with something more fragrant and attractive.
Research is also underway on a pill that will provide SPF -- aiming to replace sunscreen -- and a tablet that will counter the effects of graying hair. Both products are scheduled to be launched by L´Oreal in 2015.
Swallowable Parfum is still on the drawing board and no product launch dates have been announced. Find out more at: http://swallowableparfum.com/