Whitening Complex with Waltheria indica Extract and Ferulic Acid

May 6, 2003 | Contact Author | By: Liye Maeyama, Cognis Japan
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Keywords: tyrosinase inhibition | whitening cosmetics | Waltheria indica | extract | ferulic acid | melanocytes | actives for skin treatment

Abstract: Waltheria indica extract, ferulic acid and certain other ingredients act synergistically in a whitening complex that inhibits tyrosinase and provides mild exfoliation.

Skin color and hair color are determined by melanins, which are black polymeric pigments. An abnormal increase in the amount of melanin in the epidermis causes hyperpigmentation such as cloasma and freckles. melanin is synthsized by specialized cells, the melanocytes, which are located in the basal layer of the epidermis.