Sunscreen products: measuring their impact using microalgae

Microalgae, part of the phytoplankton family, play an important role in absorbing sunlight, producing oxygen and helping the planet breathe. Marc Léonard, Head of L'Oréal’s Environmental Research, explains that microalgae enable the potential impact of suncare products on the aquatic environment to be measured using a method specific to L'Oréal. A miniaturized test has been developed according to an internationally standardized method.

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