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Biophotonic Xanthochrome Prevents Everyday UV Damage

Contact Author Michele Behrens
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Seaspire Inc. produces multifunctional performance colorants and actives inspired by nature. The company has used xanthochrome pigments to create multiple optical effects while protecting against harmful UV radiation.

An organic raw material, Xanthochrome is stable for multiple hours. It can prevent skin damage by collecting harmful UV-induced reactive oxygen species.

Compared with physical and chemical filters, Xanthochrome also achieves criteria such as scattering and absorbing light including UV-A, UV-B and near-IR, in addition to its photostability.

More information about Seaspire Inc. and Xanthochrome can be found on the Northeastern University homepage.

 

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