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KAILUA-KONA, HawaiiCyanotech ( released its new skin treatment product, BioAstin® Natural Astaxanthin. Studies show topical administration of astaxanthin resulted in decreased wrinkling of the skin after exposure to UVB radiation, measurable improvements in fine wrinkles, tone, elasticity, moisture levels, smoothness and spots and freckles. Further studies have shown its effects as an internal sunscreen. Cyanotech holds a patent for the use of astaxanthin as an internal and/or topical sunscreen.

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