MALAYSIAN HERBS IN SKIN AGING AND HYPERPIGMENTATION

Authors

  • TUAN NADRAH NAIM TUAN ISMAIL School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
  • WAN NAZATUL SHIMA SHAHIDAN School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
  • KANNAN THIRUMULU PONNURAJ School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia; Human Genome Centre, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia

Keywords:

Aging, herbs, hyperpigmentation, Malaysia

Abstract

In the beauty and wellness industries, the association between herbs, skin aging, hyperpigmentation, and cosmeceuticals is gaining significance. The process of skin aging occurs in the epidermal and dermal layers and is primarily associated with the deterioration of the extracellular matrix (ECM). Deterioration of ECM can be due to increased matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) or decreased transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β). Along with some pigment defects such as hypo or hyperpigmentation, this process can cause skin wrinkles, roughness, and dryness. There is a need to slow down the ECM degradation and inhibition of melanin formation. Herbs have a high potential due to their various biologically active compounds. Malaysia is one of the countries rich in tropical rainforests with its traditional medicinal herbs. However, the use of Malaysian herbs in skin aging and hyperpigmentation is still limited. Thus, this review focuses on selected Malaysian herbs that are traditionally used for various purposes and have potential as anti-aging and anti-hyperpigmentation properties. The information contained in the present review indicates that selected Malaysian herbs can be used in the treatment of skin aging and hyperpigmentation and will assist the cosmetics sectors in the development of herbal anti-aging and antihyperpigmentation formulations.

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Published

30-03-2021

How to Cite

TUAN ISMAIL, T. N. N. ., SHAHIDAN, W. N. S. ., & PONNURAJ, K. T. . (2021). MALAYSIAN HERBS IN SKIN AGING AND HYPERPIGMENTATION. Malaysian Applied Biology, 50(1), 1–9. Retrieved from https://jms.mabjournal.com/index.php/mab/article/view/8

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