Anyone who wears glasses knows the struggle of slippery specs. If it’s hot, your sunglasses will slip down your greasy nose. If it’s cold, your prescription specs will slide down your dry nose. Is there no relief?
Actually, now there is – in the form of a lip-balm sized tube of wax.
Nerdwax is a little tube of all-natural, organic ingredients designed to create a layer of friction between your skin and glasses.
In fact, creators Don and Lydia Hejny even say that the wax is beneficial to skin thanks to organic ingredients, and will mean that sensitive skin won’t break out from usage.
Don took it to American-style Dragons’ Den show called Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to a panel of investors.
‘It’s one of those products you never knew you needed but once you start using it, you can’t imagine life without it’ says Don.
The idea came about five years ago when Don – then a touring audio engineer – was working with an artist at an outdoor festival in Texas.
Every few moments, her aviators would slide down her nose and she had to push them up.
His Kickstarter, which originally tried to raise $5,000 has now got over 3,000 backers who have pledged $61,184 (£46,123.52)
One application of the beeswax based product can apparently last hours, with each tube lasting up to eight months. Which, at £7.50 is quite a bargain.
So, how does it actually work?
Step 1: wipe any residue or facial oil from your glasses
Step 2: Apply Nerdwax to the bridge, behind the ears or nosepads of the glasses
Step 3: Wear your specs with confidence and joy
Nerdwax wears off over time and lasts as long as the amount you apply.