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GLOSSARY : For sensitive or sun allergy-prone skin

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Melanin

A dark-coloured pigment responsible for skin and hair colour, melanin is found in the epidermis and is synthesised by melanocytes. It is noteworthy for its role in protecting skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays.

This word also belongs to the categories Sun for everyone, Children's skin and the sun.