Ascorbyl Lactoside: A New Vitamin C Derivative for Effective Skin Whitening

Hyperpigmentation in skin typically is caused by the aggregation of melanin in the epidermal basal layer. There are two forms of melanin: eumelanin and pheomelanin, both of which are synthesized in melanocytes. In melanocytes, tyrosine is converted to melanin by the enzyme tyrosinase, whose bioactivity determines this conversion rate. Inhibiting melanin biosynthesis can therefore treat or reduce hyperpigmentation.

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