Say Goodbye to Synthetic Sunscreens: How Chemicals in Our Eyes Are Revolutionizing Sunblock

While synthetic sunscreens have been helpful in protecting skin from harmful UV rays, they have also caused damage to reefs and marine life and can persist in the environment and the human body. Humans have evolved to produce their own natural sunscreen in the form of a suite of chemicals called kynurenines that concentrate in the lenses of their eyes. Inspired by this natural process, researchers at Sóliome are producing kynurenine-based sunscreens that are effective, economical, and environmentally friendly.

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