The story of UVera begins about 2 billion years ago.
At that time, the Earth had no atmosphere and no protection from the sun’s radiation. Among the few living things in that period were cyanobacteria, the first microorganisms to exhale oxygen and to develop a unique form of protection against sunrays.
Several eons later, UVera, a young Polish-Spanish company, realised that the solution to a very big problem — finding a molecule to serve as a sunscreen that would be harmless to the environment and humans — was hidden in these amazing and ancient lifeforms, which still exist.
“It’s quite comfortable working with a product that was created by evolution because we are not working with something synthetic,” says Adam Kiciak, UVera’s chief medical officer and a co-founder. “Over millions of years, nature produced an ideal product.”