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Anti-ageing skin treatment found by Newcastle scientists

13 February 2014 Last updated at 08:54 GMT

Newcastle University researchers are working on a new product they believe may halt the process of skin ageing.

They have discovered that an antioxidant which has never been linked with skin health gives 100% protection against damaging UVA radiation from the sun.

However Tiron is not a naturally occurring compound and has not yet been proved safe for human use.

Sharon Barbour reports.