318 - Makeup designed to protect skin from ballistic heat
Robert Y. Lochhead1, email@example.com, Paige Buchanan2, Michelle McCluskey3, Kelli Booth3. (1) The School of Polymers and High Perfomance Materials, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001, United States, (2) Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001, United States, (3) Scigenesis, Hattiesburg, MS 39402, United States
Warfighters and firefighters can be exposed to intense thermal fluxes that can cause severe burns on exposed skin. Burn injuries are exacerbated by oil or wax-based face paint that can melt on the face and ignite and transfer heat to the tissue. There is a need to ameliorate damage to the skin for such intense heat fluxes. We used high throughput formulation techniques to construct formulations designed to reflect heat from the skin. We avoided ingredients containing C-C and/or C-H bonds that absorb in the flame region of the spectrum. Fortunately, the Si-O-Si bond in silicones absorbs at wavelengths around 9 microns, which is just outside the intense flame spectrum. Makeup formulations for protection against ballistic heat were formulated using select polymeric film formers and hydrogels to shield volatile flammable component ingredients such as DEET.
(Research conducted under Contract No. W911QY-09-C-0037 awarded by the United States Department of Defense (Army).
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 08:35 AM
Polymers for Personal Care and Cosmetics (08:30 AM - 11:35 AM)
Location: Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel
Room: Independence Ballroom A