NCHU Global Research & Industry Alliance

  • patent name / Skin Whitening, Despeckle and Wrinkle Removal
  • inventor / Hui-Min David Wang
  • Patent number / 美國專利證號:8455023中華民國專利證號:099105580,發明第I 481422號日本專利證號:5773111ICNI number: 5-02-2012-0246中華民國專利:發明第 I426926

Skin whitening, also known as lightening, brightening, depigmentation, and bleaching is the use of substances to lighten the color of skin. Many agents for skin whitening are a significant risk to health, including mercury-based methods. Melanin is the main substance responsible for the color of the skin. Melanin is a class of dark polymers generated by the body through the process of melanogenesis. Among the melanin pigmenting the skin and hair, two types can be distinguished based on its chemical composition and biological route of synthesis: the black and brown eumelanin and the red and yellow pheomelanin. Melanin in synthesized in melanosomes which are organelles produced in melanocytes, cells dedicated to this function that are present in the skin, hair follicles, and other structures of the body. The synthesis of melanin, also called "melanogenesis" and "melanization", involves a chain of enzyme-catalyzed chemical reactions and non-enzyme-catalyzed reactions. Anti-aging creams are predominantly moisturiser-based cosmeceutical skin care products marketed with the promise of making the consumer look younger by reducing, masking or preventing signs of skin aging.

Skin Whitening, Despeckle, Wrinkle Removal