Biomedical engineers Greg Altman, Rebecca Horan, and David Kaplan
Silk Therapeutics products are made from the fiber protein of the silkworm Bombyx mori, which is imported from Japan, and only a handful of other ingredients.
Dermatologist J. Michael Taylor
While conducting melanoma screenings in Maine, Taylor noticed that seaweed harvesters had smoother skin than lobstermen. His seaweed-derived line, Ocean Elements, provides hydrating sun protection.
Harvard/MIT stem cell scientist Jeffrey Karp
Karp and his team have created skin-care products designed to treat a plethora of conditions, including nickel allergies, which afflict 10 to 15 percent of the U.S. population.
Dermatologist Leslie Lucchina
In addition to serums and moisturizers, the line will include clothing with sunscreen built right in (read: SPF 50 shift dresses, caftans, and tunics).
Photographs by Mariel Tenney