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The whitening effect of Glutathione Powder

Aug 17, 2021

Glutathione Powder is a low molecular weight thiol tripeptide that plays an important role in maintaining intracellular redox balance. In addition to its superior antioxidant , the discovery of its anti-melanin-producing properties has also made it a whitening agent. Glutathione is present in reduced form (GSH) and oxidation form (GSSG).

Glutathione Powder

The whitening mechanism of glutathione:

Glutathione powder reduces tyrosine activity in three different ways.Tyrosinase is directly inhibited by sulfhydryl chelating copper sites. Secondly, glutathione interferes with the cell transfer of tyrosine enzymes to the pre-melanin body, which is a prerequisite for melanin synthesis. Third, the inhibition of tyrosine enzyme is indirectly achieved through its antioxidant effect. Glutathione transfers melanogenesis from eumelanin to pheomelanin synthesis through the reaction between sulfhydryl and dopaquinone, resulting in the formation of sulfhydryl-dopa conjugates.

The whitening mechanism of glutathione

Glutathione powder has a strong antioxidant capacity , it has been shown to remove reactive oxygen from UV radiation-induced epidermis cells.


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