The invite to join Nobel Laureate Sir Fraser Stoddart for “The Art of Chemistry: An Evening Experiencing a Skin-Care Revolution” was almost cryptic in its simplicity. It mentioned the introduction of something called Noble Panacea, which was to include a cocktail hour and a proper seated dinner. The venue: the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The dress code: black-tie.
And yet the intrigue was enough to lure a who’s who of the fashion and beauty communities uptown in the rain last night. Guests including supermodel Helena Christensen, art star Chloe Wise, and lifestyle entrepreneur Julia Restoin Roitfeld gathered over market-vegetable “terrariums” while Stoddart took the podium in the Sculpture Garden in the museum’s American Wing.
Stoddart continued, “...inventing things with the goal of having a positive impact on people was always my intention.” The technology Stoddart was referring to is something called Organic Molecular Vessels™ (OMVs™), a “new and remarkable material” that he designed to protect active ingredients at the molecular level as a means of preserving their potency until they are release), a “new and remarkable material” that he designed to protect active ingredients at the molecular level as a means of preserving their potency until they are released in a controlled and precise way. Engineered out of totally natural starches, which Stoddart noted are even edible, OMVs™ offer an unprecedented preservation and delivery system for volatile complexion-boosting mainstays, such as retinol, alpha hydroxy acids, and peptides.