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Silab Introduces Milk Thistle for Slimming/Anti-cellulite Effect

Silab has introduced a milk thistle extract designed to produce a slimming and anti-cellulite effect.

Merck Launches Self-tanning and Lightening Actives

Merck has added two new actives to its RonaCare brand of cosmetic ingredients—one for self-tanning without UV exposure and one to lighten and illuminate the skin.

Inhibitory Effects of Phyllanthus emblica Tannins on Melanin Synthesis

A standardized extract of Phyllanthus emblica (Syn. Emblica officinalis) fruits has been shown to be a safe and effective skin lightener for normal and hyperpigmented skin as demonstrated by several pilot clinical studies. This report shows melanin inhibitory activity for low molecular-weight hydrolyzable tannins.

Lucas Meyer Touts Breast-enhancing Effects of Encapsulated Ornithine

Lucas Meyer Cosmetics has introduced the breast-firming and enhancing effects of an ornithine amino acid encapsulated in its lonosome delivery system.

TFChem's Skin Lighteners Found Non-sensitizing

Sirona Biochem Corp. has announced that the skin lightening compounds manufactured by its subsidiary TFChem, TF-849 and TFC-723, were found not to be skin sensitizers.

Induchem and Biomod Collaborate for Skin Whitening Gloves

At in-cosmetics Asia, Induchem presented its collaboration with Biomod on whitening and advanced rejuvenation skin care gloves.

DSM Personal Care Launches Retinol for Anti-aging Skin Care

DSM Personal Care is expanding its skin care portfolio with a vitamin A for anti-aging.

Skin-lightening Challenges

A number of skin-lightening ingredients are on the market, as this review describes, but many of them are burdened by safety or efficacy baggage. Some do not inhibit melanin in vivo, while others may be toxic or face penetration issues. Additional research is required to develop a truly effective and safe OTC skin lightener.

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