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Instant Solutions to Reduce Deep Wrinkles

  • Award: $30000 USD
  • Challenge type: Reduction to Practice (RTP)
  • Challenge under evaluation

Challenge overview


One of the manifestations of the aging skin is the formation of deep wrinkles. Many people want to get rid of them, because they feel that deep wrinkles make them look old. However, currently available anti-aging skincare products are powerless against deep wrinkles. There is, therefore, a need for developing simple, effective, fast-working, and lasting for 8-10 hours methods of reducing deep wrinkles.  

The aim of this Challenge is to identify novel ways to provide immediate and long-lasting reduction of deep wrinkles that would be compatible with consumers’ daily routines.

This is a Reduction-to-Practice Challenge (RTP) that requires written documentation, experimental proof-of-concept data, and sample delivery.


Deep wrinkles are one of the most visible signs of aging skin. Deep wrinkles bother many people; they feel that deep wrinkles make them look old. However, getting rid or ever reducing deep wrinkles isn’t easy: most anti-aging skincare products (e.g., makeup concealers) can hide fine lines, but they are powerless against deep wrinkles. Of course, there are professional procedures, such as Botox injections, but these treatments are invasive and expensive.

There is, therefore, a need for novel approaches to non-invasive reduction of deep wrinkles that would have a dramatic (exceeding the efficiency of currently available products), immediate (within 30 min of application), and lasting for 8-10 hours effect.

The submission to the Challenge should include the following:

  1. The detailed description of the proposed Solution addressing specific Technical Requirements presented in the Detailed Description of the Challenge. This description should be accompanied by a well-articulated rationale supported by literature/patent precedents.
  2. Experimental proof-of-concept data obtained as outlined in the Detailed Description of the Challenge (and/or delivery of a material sample if requested by the Seeker).  

The Challenge award is contingent upon theoretical evaluation and experimental validation of the submitted Solutions by the Seeker.

To receive an award, the Solvers will have to transfer to the Seeker their exclusive Intellectual Property (IP) rights to the solution. 

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on January 16, 2023. 

Late submissions will not be considered.

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A Wazoku Crowd RTP (Reduction to Practice) Challenge is a prototype that proves an idea, and is similar to a Wazoku Crowd Theoretical Challenge in its high level of detail. However, an RTP requires the Solver to submit a validated solution, either in the form of original data or a physical sample. Also, the Seeker is allowed to test the proposed solution. For details about treatment of Intellectual Property (IP) rights, please see the Challenge Specific Agreement.