Studies have shown that this antioxidant neutralizes free radicals that are created by UV rays from sun exposure so they are not absorbed by the body. Free radicals are believed to be responsible for a range of nasty things from the breakdown of skin cell structure to skin cancers.
Eating foods rich in lycopene can also help naturally build UV resistance in skin and can boost collagen. Collagen keeps skin firm and youthful but formation usually slows with age, so keeping lycopene around means younger-looking, healthier skin.
You can find real lycopene-rich ingredients like watermelon, tomato and goji in our body products like our Summer Melon Fresh Mask.
All this tomato talk and now I want a bloody mary.