[Global] An estimated 6,000-14,000 tons of sunscreen are deposited into coral reef areas of the sea every year. The chemicals Continue reading Your sunscreen may be polluting the ocean – but algae could offer a natural alternative
[Iran, UK] Sunscreens and moisturizers derived from biological sources such as cyanobacteria could represent a safer alternative to Continue reading Cyanobacteria: The future of sunscreen?
[UK] UV protective algae could be used as a sustainable alternative to sunscreen, research at Swansea University has discovered. Continue reading Swansea Uni study finds UV-blocking algae a sunscreen
[USA] The waters surrounding Hawaii’s eight main islands contain more than 410,000 acres of living coral reefs. If strung together, the Continue reading Why Hawaii is trying to ban a common sunscreen
[UK] Slapping on the sunscreen is essential to help avoid the potentially life-threatening effect of the sun’s rays. But algae could Continue reading UV-blocking algae could be nature’s own sunscreen
[Spain] Ultraviolet screening agents derived from algal natural products that protect the marine microbes from the sun can boost Continue reading Natural sunscreen: Blooming algae protect sunbathers
Researchers have used compounds found in algae and reef fish mucus to create a material that naturally blocks harmful UV rays, according to a paper published recently in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Continue reading New sun-blocking material uses compounds from algae and fish