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Molecules 2014, 19(9), 13122-13135;

Fermented Broth in Tyrosinase- and Melanogenesis Inhibition

Department of Applied Cosmetology and Master Program of Cosmetic Science, Hungkuang University, Taichung 43302, Taiwan
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Mingchuan University, Gui Shan District, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan
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Received: 7 July 2014 / Revised: 21 August 2014 / Accepted: 21 August 2014 / Published: 26 August 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Molecular Diversity)
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Fermented broth has a long history of applications in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. Recently, the use of fermented broth in skin care products is in ascendance. This review investigates the efficacy of fermented broth in inhibiting tyrosinase and melanogenesis. Possible active ingredients and hypopigmentation mechanisms of fermented broth are discussed, and potential applications of fermented broth in the cosmetic industry are also addressed. View Full-Text
Keywords: microorganisms; fermented broth; melanogenesis microorganisms; fermented broth; melanogenesis

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Chan, C.-F.; Huang, C.-C.; Lee, M.-Y.; Lin, Y.-S. Fermented Broth in Tyrosinase- and Melanogenesis Inhibition. Molecules 2014, 19, 13122-13135.

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