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Research Journal of Topical and Cosmetic Sciences
Year : 2013, Volume : 4, Issue : 1
First page : ( 21) Last page : ( 25)
Print ISSN : 0976-2981. Online ISSN : 2321-5844.

A Review: Natural skin lighting and nourishing agents

Shivhare S.C.1,*, Malviya K.G.1, Dr. Malviya K.K. Shivhare2, Jain Vijay3

1Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole College of Health Care and Allied Sciences, MJRP University, Jaipur, Rajasthan

2Rani Dhullaiya Memorial Ayurvedic College & Hospital, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

3Swami Vivekanand College of Pharmacy, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

*Corresponding Author E-mail: scshivhare101@gmail.com

Online published on 31 October, 2013.


In the present review article many depigmenting or skin lightening as well as nourishing agents are discussed, including their historical background, biochemical characteristics, type of inhibition and activators from various sources. In this article authors have tried to highlights the mechanism and role of Tyrosinase in melanin formation, which pigmenting the skin, with the various important natural agents which altering pigmentation and nourishing the skin like Alpha-Arbutin, Kojic Acid, Licorice Extract, Mulberry, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Lemon Juice Extract, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Emblica, Aloe Vera Extract, Grape Seed Extract, Green Tea Extract, Alfalfa Extract, Caviar Extract, Cucumber Fruit extract, Glycerine, Hydrolyzed Soya Protein, Niacin amide, Sugar Cane extract, Safflower seed Oil, Salicylic acid, Squalane, Vitamin E, Watercress extract their sources brief description and the advantages.



Whitening, tyrosinase inhibitors, natural lighting, nourishing agents.


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