- Radio Times
- Review by:
- David Butcher
TV’s artiest science show returns with an exploration of how and why our skin ages.
For anyone who recalls “Here comes the science part...” in L’Oréal adverts, it’s a story littered with nice snippets of wrinkle-ology: eat half a kilo a day of broccoli and your skin will be grateful, we’re told, even if your tastebuds aren’t. A substance found in squid eyeballs could give us an anti-sun-damage pill in five years. And cells called fibroblasts are at the root of how plump or saggy our skin looks.
All of this is interesting – and delivered by a very elegant plastic surgeon/presenter – but by the end it starts to resemble a L’Oréal advert, in all the wrong ways.
About this programme
Plastic surgeon Rozina Ali explores how the ageing process affects human skin. She examines why some people appear to age better than others, and explores scientific innovations including a pill that manufacturers claim has rejuvenating properties. She also discovers how the contents of a squid's eye could change people's experiences of summer.
Cast and crew
- Rozina Ali