Welcome to the Light Skin Science Academy

Learn. Understand. Adapt.

An in-depth look at the science behind light and human biology, from the global authority in photoprotection.

Welcome to the Light Skin Science Academy

Learn. Understand. Adapt.

An in-depth look at the science behind light and human biology, from the global authority in photoprotection.

Light

By the time solar radiation reaches your skin, it has already travelled 150 million kilometres. A form of electromagnetic radiation emitted from the very centre of our universe and credited with all life on Earth, it is impossible to overstate the role of broad-spectrum light in human physiology. Discover how light particles journey from the core of the sun to your skin cells, how we have come to understand this, and what it means for your health.

Skin

The largest of all your organs and creating a physical barrier between you and the outside world, your skin withstands daily environmental assaults, one of which is light. It is all at once sensory, regulatory, and immunological. Here, we take a closer look at the anatomy and physiology of the skin, exploring the ways in which it helps your body maintain balance and stability.

Science

Evidence-based information should be the cornerstone of all health initiatives. Taking the time to understand the most current scientific research keeps us moving in the right direction, better equipped to live happier, healthier lives. This section of the Light Skin Science Academy aims to provide you with the latest research around solar radiation and human biology, presented in a succinct and accessible way. 

Light

Latest Articles

High Energy Visible (HEV) Light

Despite comprising nearly half of the solar radiation reaching the earth’s surface, Visible Light has only recently become the subject of investigation, with researchers initially believing it to be harmless.

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The Solar Spectrum

Each component of solar radiation plays an essential role in the survival of all living organisms and in the maintenance of our planet. Learn more about the solar spectrum here.

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Skin

Latest Articles

This is Not Lip Service

Usually exposed year-round, the lips can be a neglected area when it comes to sun exposure. The outermost layer of skin on your lips is significantly thinner than the rest of the body’s dermis, so we investigated what’s best for their protection.

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Science

Latest Articles

Threads to Prevent Skin Cancer

As time moves on and research reveals more about how we can protect ourselves from solar damage, the tools in our photoprotective arsenal continue to grow. This includes our knowledge of how to identify changes to our skin as well as the evolving sophistication of clothes and how they can protect us.  

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Sun Exposure and Photoprotection

Kitesurfers have been embracing the breeze since the 1970s, but this ocean pastime soared to the heights of competitive sport a little over a decade ago. The authors of this research aimed to identify kitesurfers’ habits and knowledge regarding sun safety.

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