In addition to sunscreen work, whitening is to find ways to dilute melanin and fight free radicals, and Ellagic Acid has these two effects. The whitening ingredients are changing with each passing day. From vitamin C to L-C, it is now found that high concentrations of ellagic acid have a better whitening effect. In 2003, Kao Corporation took the lead in applying for the development of finished products of ellagic acid and was granted permission from the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Japan. The newly approved ellagic acid in the Taiwan Department of Health in 2004 is a mild and effective whitening ingredient with a concentration of 0.5%, which not only prevents cancer but also stops melanin from the roots and achieves a whitening effect.
Ellagic acid, a polyphenolic ingredient found in natural berries, can be found in raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and cherries. In March 2004, the Department of Health announced the approval of this whitening ingredient. It neutralizes copper ions and inhibits tyrosinase action, thereby preventing the production of melanin.
Ellagic acid also has antioxidant properties, allowing fresh strawberries to remain bright red, which is effective against free radicals and reverses aging. Ellagic acid has both whitening and anti-oxidation effects, especially for skin after sun exposure. At this time, the skin is in a state of impaired irritation. By using ellagic acid care products, it can prevent pigmentation and prevent skin from drying out. After darkening.
The following are the popular natural whitening ingredients
Function: Blocks the activation of tyrosinase, inhibits the production of melanin pigment, and has an antioxidant effect. That is to say, it has an excellent anti-oxidation effect on the formation of melamine pigment in the cells, especially it has the effect of “preventing tanning”.
Function: Reduce melanin production and reduce pigmentation caused by epidermal cells after UV irradiation.
Role: inhibit tyrosinase activity and reduce melanin formation.
There are three types of Vitamin C: MAP, As-Na-P, AsG
Vitamin C magnesium phosphate (Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, MAP) limited: 3%
Vitamin C sodium phosphate, limited edition: 3%
Vitamin C glycoside, limited to 2%
Function: Antioxidant, reducing melanin.
Role: inhibit melanin activity, improve micro-inflammation, and have antioxidant effects
Ellagic acid is known as the “free radical scavenger”, and free radicals can break down the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) structure of existing cells in our body, leading to an increased risk of cancer cells replacing existing cells in our body. More intake of ellagic acid can eliminate potential cancer cells. For carcinogens such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, nitrosamines, xanthotoxin and aromatic amines, they have high-efficiency inhibition. Therefore, eating more foods rich in ellagic acid such as strawberries, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, etc., in addition to whitening and anti-oxidation, is also very helpful for good health!