Scientists are constantly on the lookout for that million dollar molecule that could transform the skin care industry and work to make women's skin appear younger for longer. It seems now that there might be good evidence for a molecule called, Tiron. Sun damage is what causes much of early skin damage and Tiron, according to scientists at Newcastle University, gives complete protection from UVA rays. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin and damage the connective tissue and it also drastically increases the risk for skin cancer. Professor Mark Birch-Machin, is the lead on the study, and says that more tests are needed to put Tiron into a useable form and to make sure there are no ill effects from it. Tiron could be put either into food or cosmetics. While antioxidants in green tea, red wine, and some spices are known to help protect cells somewhat from UVA rays, Tiron is the only molecule that had 100% protection. This is unparalleled in the world of molecular bioscience and while many may be raving about the potential to keep skin younger for longer, the beauty of the molecule lies in its potential to drastically cut down on incidents of skin cancer from sun exposure. Looking younger may be one of the side effects but enjoying a sunny beach day without worrying about the harm to your skin or your children's skin would be incredible.