Acid attacks have become a cause for concern in many parts of the world as a large number of women are at risk. Such incidents are not only extremely painful but leave survivors with scars as well as psychological trauma for life.
In a bid to protect women against such agony, a doctor is developing make-up which is acid-proof. Dr Almas Ahmed has spent a decade to create a chemical that can prevent acid burns after being mixed in cosmetics.
The compound will not react with any corrosive substances like acid and is called Acarrier. It has been added to foundation cream and Dr Ahmed hopes to come up with moisturiser and sun cream in future.
Dr Ahmed’s product is liquid proof and can resist temperatures up to 400 degrees. She also wants to make a stab-proof moisturiser.