Skip Nav
Beauty Tips
6 Brilliant Valentine's Day Hacks For Those Inevitable Date Snafus
Kim Kardashian
Breaking: Kim Kardashian Is a Blonde AGAIN
Nails
You'll Want to Master These New Nail Trends From Fashion Week ASAP

New Sunscreen Derived From Cyanobacteria

Cyanobacteria May Make Good Sunscreen

Cyanobacteria, the same blue-green algae you may remember from freshman biology as one of the earliest forms of life, may also hold the key to blocking out harmful UV rays. Over the millenia, the microorganism has developed a mechanism for releasing amino acids that absorb the harmful spectrums of visible light, protecting its DNA from damage.

And now, researchers at Harvard have isolated the specific biosynthetic enzymes that act as sunscreen molecules. Would you be more likely to use a "natural" sunscreen synthesized from bacteria, or are you happy with the chemical sunscreens and physical sunscreens (like zinc) that we already have?

Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
ClassicalTorture ClassicalTorture 5 years
Well, considering that they're ALL chemicals...
Latest Beauty
X