The Tensional Integrity (Tensegrity) of Skin

Created for Cosmetics
The project

We created this short film for skin biology researchers to use as a visual aid in presentations within a cosmetics company. It explores the core science concepts of skin integrity behind the development of a novel dermatological product. Our visual challenges included showing how connections at the molecular level translate to integrity at the tissue level, and illustrating the connection between tension and tissue elevation. When connections are lost, so is tension, and the tissue attens, as illustrated in the final shot.