Competition finds innovative products for future life

A group of students from Harvard University won a competition in Shanghai with their invention of stable and high-saturation colors.

A group of students from Harvard University won a competition in Shanghai with their invention of stable and high-saturation colors.

The competition was aimed at selecting innovative household products for the next decade.

It was organized by the Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry which was jointly established by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Southern California and cosmetics company Jala Group, attracted 308 groups of students from seven countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom. Fifteen of them made into the final held in Shanghai on Friday.

The Harvard group stood out as they developed stable and high-saturation colors with melanin, which can be used in cosmetics. Cosmetic products made with their material are expected to be ultraviolet resistant and biodegradable.

Their product has been granted an intellectual property patent in the US.

Other interesting ideas included eatable lipsticks and facial spray that can congeal to masks.


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