Updated: Nov 5, 2022
Oxyresveratrol which is a known strong inhibitor of the enzyme tyrosinase is found in both the root and stems of mulberry plants. Read more...
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How does mulberry extract work to brighten skin?
When it comes to skin lightening the focus of many products is the enzyme tyrosinase. Tyrosinase is the rate-limiting enzyme involved in the synthesis or production of skin pigment called melanin. Mulberry plants have several compounds that have been extracted from both roots and stem with known ability to block tyrosinase.
Which compound in mulberry works to brighten skin?
Oxyresveratrol which is a known strong inhibitor of the enzyme tyrosinase is found in both the root and stems of mulberry plants. The effects of mulberry plants have been found in some studies to be as strong as kojic acid, a very common ingredient used for skin lightening creams. It can be found in a variety of products intended for skin lightening and scar improvement.
Which name does mulberry extract go by on ingredient labels?
When looking for mulberry extract on an ingredient label, it may be listed as Morus Alba Root Extract. This is another name for white mulberry.
Are there any side effects associated with the use of mulberry extract in products?
Mulberry extract is not commonly associated with skin irritation and tends to be well tolerated. References: 1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22698714/ 2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21946069/ 3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27292779/