BOTANICAL STUDY OF SKIN LIGHTENING AGENTSAbstract
Both physicians and dermatology patients are searching for long term skin care solutions to address problems presented by skin hyperpigmentation. Traditional depigmenting agents such as hydroquinone, corticosteroids, kojic acid, although highly effective, can raise several safety concerns (for example, ochronosis, atrophy, carcinogenesis, and other local and systemic side effects) with long term exposure. An understanding of the benefits of natural and botanical extracts provides opportunities to develop new products to address pigmentation problems. This study presents an overview of trends in the application of plant extracts for the treatments of hyperpigmentation disorders. It highlights some of the potent natural products, their specific components, mode of action and optimum doses.
S. Katiyar ⃰, K. Saify , S. K. Singh and M. Rai
Department of Biochemistry, G. R. Medical College, Near Katora Taal, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India.
07 January 2014
28 February 2014
31 March 2014
01 April 2014