Tyrosinase Inhibitors: Activity of a Rumex Extract in Combination with Kojic Acid and Arbutin

May 6, 2003 | Contact Author | By: Danielle Simonot, Janic McColl and Dean Thome, Fytokem Products Inc.
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Keywords: actives for skin lightening | Rumex spp | tyrosinase | inhibitors | kojic acid | arbutin | shin whiteners

Abstract: An extract from native prairie plants of the genus Rumex is a highly effective tyrosinase inhibitor, significantly outperforming hydroquinone and arbutin while maintaining efficacy comparable to kojic acid.

In this article, an extract derived form a mixture of native prarie plants of the genus, Rumex is shown to be a highly effective tyrosinase inhibitor, significantly outperforming hydroquinone and arbutin while maintaining efficacy comparable to kojic acid.