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Patent Pick: Maackia amurensis Skin Whitening

October 26, 2015 | Contact Author | By: Cosmetics & Toiletries editors
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"Maackia amurensis" by Bruce Marlin (own work)

Keywords: Kolmar | skin whitening | melanin | isoflavonostilbene | natural

Abstract: Patent Picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's invention, from Kolmar Korea, relates to an isoflavonostilbene from Maackia amurensis for melanin inhibition.

Patent Picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's invention, from Kolmar Korea, relates to an isoflavonostilbene from Maackia amurensis for melanin inhibition.

Maackia amurensis isoflavonostilbene for skin whitening
Publication date: Oct. 22, 2015
Assignee: Kolmar Korea

This patent relates to a composition for skin whitening containing maackiasin as an active ingredient. The active inhibits the expression of melanogenesis-related enzymes.

According to the inventors, this skin whitening active ingredient has a greater effects at much smaller concentrations than the benchmark arbutin.