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Patent Pick: Got Melanin? Get Masterwort.

January 21, 2016 | Contact Author | By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
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Keywords: AmorePacific | whitening | skin | melanogenesis | umbel | masterwort | Peucedanum ostruthium | active

Abstract: Skullcap for skin whitening? That was last week's news. AmorePacific is at it again, this time with a masterwort extract to decrease melanin. Read more about this umbel's skin-whitening effects in today's Patent Pick.

Skullcap for skin whitening? That was last week's news. AmorePacific is at it again, this time with a masterwort extract to decrease melanin.

Whitening umbel extract
WIPO Patent Application WO/2016/003117
Publication date: Jan. 7, 2016
Assignee: AmorePacific Corp.

The present patent application describes a composition based on an umbel extract, specifically Peucedanum ostruthium or masterwort, as the natural active ingredient.

According to the inventors, this composition reduces melanogenesis and inhibits tyrosinase, which results in a skin-whitening effect. The active ingredient can be used in both pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.