Whey obtained from milk fermented by the Lactobacillus helveticus CM4 strain (LHMW) has shown to suppress melanin production on the skin, revealing its potential as a novel skin-brightening agent, a study backed by Japanese giant Asahi has revealed.
This month we are looking at innovation in whitening products, which represented around 30% of total skin care business in 2014. While there are no new molecules to boast of, there is however, new stories on melanogenesis, according to our AP expert.
Many of the skin lightening ingredients available on the market today concentrate on the tyrosinase pathway, one of the major enzymes involved in the production of melanin, but researchers suggest other mechanisms are worth investigating.
A team of researchers working at the Hiroshima University's
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Japan claims it has
clarified the structure of melanin, a move which could enable
cosmetic companies to develop more effective...