Tag: Sunscreens

Algal UVA/UVB filtering compounds for better sunscreens

David Bradley writes in spectroscopynow.com that ultraviolet screening agents — derived from algal natural products that protect the marine microbes from the sun — can boost the sun protection factor of skin creams used by sunbathers by a factor of more than two, according to Spanish researchers…

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Algae molecules mined for new sunscreens

Melissae Fellet reports in Chemical & Engineering News that new materials containing ultraviolet-absorbing molecules found in algae and reef-fish mucus could serve as nontoxic, biocompatible sunscreens. The photostable materials could be used in cosmetics or as UV-protective coatings…

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