A British doctor claims to have invented makeup that will be resistant to acid attacks and prevent victims from being disfigured.
Dr Almas Ahmed has spent the last 10 years developing the non-reactive formula, which she says can be added to any cosmetic product, from foundation to lipstick.
She was inspired to create the compound by Katie Piper, who suffered an acid attack in 2008 at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, leaving her with severe facial injuries, including blindness in one eye.
She explained that adding the compound to pre-owned makeup shouldn’t change the aesthetics of the product.
“It works very well. It blends like a normal foundation. You can apply it to different things, like eyeliners, mascaras, lipsticks and nail varnishes.”
The Bradford-based medic said she is currently awaiting approval from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) but insisted that the product has been tested “and it does work”.
Ahmed hopes to get the products into shops by next summer.