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[video] How Muscle Controls Facial Hyperpigmentation

Contact Author Shu Nishikori, POLA
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According to POLA scientists, there’s a connection between higher muscle mass and the formation of fewer hyperpigmented spots, also known as lentigines.

Shu Nishikori (SN) explained in a recent interview, recorded during the IFSCC Congress in Munich; the following excerpt is adapted from it. To watch the video, click below.

Cosmetics & Toiletries (C&T): What is the focus of your latest study?

SN: My research is about muscles of the body. We found a relationship between muscle mass and skin statuses such as lentignes and wrinkles. 

C&T: What did you discover?

SN: We found that myoglycogen, which is secreted from muscle, suppresses lentignes. Myoglycogen is released through our whole body and delivered to the facial skin, where it affects melanocytes in the epidermis by suppressing melanogenesis.

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