Lonza’s Geogard® 221 preservative
is used as key component of a sunscreen for adults and children in sub-Saharan Africa whose pale skin due to Albinism makes them particularly susceptible to skin damage caused by UV radiation. Albinism is an inherited genetic condition that reduces the amount of melanin, the pigment that normally gives color to the skin, hair and eyes. The sunscreen, which is produced by KiliSun NGO
, is made specially for individuals living with Albinism. The project was supported by Saequim
, Lonza’s Spanish partner in the personal care field.