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[video] Mycosporine-like Amino Acids Boost UV Protection

Contact Author Marc Pissavini, Ph.D., Coty Monaco
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Nature is full of ideas for personal care applications. Here, coral's ability to withstand sun exposure inspired a cosmetic ingredient.

"We are proposing a new ingredient that is an amino acid-like active [inspired] by the marine environment," explained Marc Pissavini, Ph.D., of Coty-Lancaster. "We synthesized the compound but it is exactly the [same as what] you find in coral."

Learn more from our video interview, recorded during the most recent IFSCC Congress:  

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