Anti-aging compound that mimics the way skin repairs itself from sun damage (Prof. Robert Vince).

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Even though sun damage may be the furthest thing from your mind right now, don’t let the cool weather fool you. Irreversible skin damage can happen all year round and excessive exposure to the damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun can have many adverse effects. So, just wear sunscreen, right? Well, here’s the kicker.

Recent studies suggest that once exposed to UV, commercial sunscreens begin to breakdown. This breakdown not only compromises the sunscreen’s effectiveness, but the by-products can actually be harmful to the skin! Looking for an alternative to commercial sunscreen, researchers from the Center for Drug Design (CDD) at the University of Minnesota have come up with compounds that mimic the body’s natural response to UV exposure while also stimulating enzymes that repair DNA.The latest findings were recently published in an online publication of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. The paper was co-authored by the product’s inventors, Robert Vince, PhD, director of the CDD, Abbas Raza, PhD and Christine Dreis, along with senior scientist Jaime Nugent. For full article by Laurel Herold: Click Here