Non-fragrant plant extract (Latin name is Morus alba) that, due to its naturally occurring components known as mulberroside A and F, has shown potential to prevent excess melanin production and help reduce new melanin formation in skin. [1 ,2, 3, 4] Concentration protocols have not been firmly established, so it’s best to look for mulberry extract in combination with other proven skin-lightening ingredients.
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- Park K, Kim J, Hwang D, Yoo Y, Lim Y. Inhibitory effect of mulberroside A and its derivatives on melanogenesis induced by ultraviolet B radiation. Food Chem Toxicol. 2011;49(12):3038-45.
- Lee S, Choi S, Kim H, Hwang J, Lee B, Gao J, Kim S. Mulberroside F isolated from the leaves of Morus alba inhibits melanin biosynthesis. Biol Pharm Bull. 2002;25(8):1045-8.
- Wenyuan Z, Jie G. The use of botanical extracts as topical skin-lightening agents for the improvement of skin pigmentation disorders. J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc. 2008;13(1):20-4.