Controlling MMPs During Skin Whitening

May 6, 2003 | Contact Author | By: Alain Thibodeau, Atrium Biotechnologies
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Title: Controlling MMPs During Skin Whitening
skin whiteningx melanogenisisx UV radiationx matrix metalloproteinase inhibitorx
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Skin whitening procedures alter the skin's protective melanin layer and may subject the skin to degradation from UV-induced matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). This article describes that degradation and suggests a formulation tecyhnique to protect against it.

Excerpt Only This is a shortened version or summary of the article that appeared in the March 01, 2002 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine. The full content is not currently available online.