Linoleic acid and α-linolenic acid lightens ultraviolet-induced hyperpigmentation of the skin

  title={Linoleic acid and α-linolenic acid lightens ultraviolet-induced hyperpigmentation of the skin},
  author={H. Ando and A. Ryu and A. Hashimoto and Masahiro Oka and M. Ichihashi},
  journal={Archives of Dermatological Research},
  • H. Ando, A. Ryu, +2 authors M. Ichihashi
  • Published 1998
  • Biology
  • Archives of Dermatological Research
  • Abstract This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of unsaturated fatty acids on ultraviolet-induced hyperpigmentation of the skin. [...] Key Result An efficient lightening effect was observed following topical application of linoleic acid or α-linolenic acid to UV-stimulated hyperpigmented dorsal skin of brownish guinea pigs.Expand Abstract
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