Exposure to urban pollution can increase skin pigmentation over time – likely a protective response mechanism triggered by oxidative stress – but certain topicals can partly prevent this, finds a study.
L’Oreal has announced that it is launching a new campaign with the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) which looks to raise awareness of the dangers related to sun damage and promote the use of sunscreen.
Scientists have strengthened their understanding of how skin cells sense and react to ultraviolet light and protect themselves with melanin; which has implications for skin care products and leave-on treatments for exposure.
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...