Skin hyperpigmentation treatment using herbs: A review of clinical evidences.

  title={Skin hyperpigmentation treatment using herbs: A review of clinical evidences.},
  author={Mayuree Kanlayavattanakul and Nattaya Lourith},
  journal={Journal of cosmetic and laser therapy : official publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology},
  volume={20 2},
Hyperpigmentation of skin is caused by several factors. UV exposure, in addition to oxidative stress, elevates inflammatory mediators stimulating melanogenesis. Herbal-derived compounds for improving skin lightness are gaining interest as they are perceived to be milder, safer, and healthier than fully synthetic products. This review briefly addresses the causes of skin hyperpigmentation and extensively summarizes the status of herbs currently used in skin-lightening cosmetics. The properties… CONTINUE READING

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