Skin Whitening, Anti-aging and Skin Care Product


The invention is a specific class of natural compounds in a well-known Chinese medicine. The product provides skin-whitening effect and improves skin condition.

  • Skin Whitening, Anti-aging and Skin Care Product 0
  • Skin Whitening, Anti-aging and Skin Care Product 1
Commercialisation opportunities
technology licensing agreement
Problem addressed

Our skin gets darkened, damaged or causes various aesthetic problems like wrinkles, freckles and chloasma, owing to the oxidative stress (i.e. generation of free radicals and reactive oxygen species) induced by ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Occasionally, these UV-induced damages may even lead to the development of melanoma (i.e. a type of skin cancer). This invention could reduce the oxidative stress.

  • The compounds possess both anti-melanogenic and anti-oxidative properties. In our studies, they showed a significant inhibitory effect on melanin-making cells (i.e. melanocytes) and the generation of oxidative free radicals and reactive oxygen species.
Key impact
  • Natural compounds that are safe and able to reduce melanin formation in human
  • Silver Medal at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2022
  • These compounds can be used as multi-functional constituents for cosmetic and skincare products
  • Potential nutraceuticals for skin protection and skin whitening
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)

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