How does lycopene benefit skin?

Tal Offer, PhD
Doctor of the Tomato

What makes it an antidote to sun damage, specifically?

Lycopene has consistently been shown in clinical trials to protect the skin from sun-induced DNA damage. It also protects the skin from and limits the redness caused by sunburn. Also, it preserves and maintains the texture, density, and thickness of skin to maintain a more youthful appearance.