Malaysian Herbs in Skin Aging and Hyperpigmentation

  • TUAN NADRAH NAIM TUAN ISMAIL UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA
  • WAN NAZATUL SHIMA SHAHIDAN
  • KANNAN THIRUMULU PONNURAJ UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA

Abstract

In the beauty and wellness industries, the association between herbs, skin ageing, hyperpigmentation, and cosmeceuticals is gaining significance. The process of skin ageing occurs in the epidermal and dermal layers and is primarily associated with deterioration of the extracellular matrix (ECM). Along with some pigment defects such as hypo or hyperpigmentation, this process can cause skin wrinkles, roughness and dryness. There is 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 focusses on selected Malaysian herbs that are traditionally used for various purposes and have potential as an anti-aging and anti-hyperpigmentation properties. The information contained in the present review, it is hoped will assist the cosmetics sectors for development of herbal anti-aging and anti- hyperpigmentation formulations.

Author Biography

TUAN NADRAH NAIM TUAN ISMAIL, UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA

PHARMACOLOGY

Published
2021-03-23
How to Cite
TUAN ISMAIL, TUAN NADRAH NAIM; SHAHIDAN, WAN NAZATUL SHIMA; THIRUMULU PONNURAJ, KANNAN. Malaysian Herbs in Skin Aging and Hyperpigmentation. Malaysian Applied Biology Journal, [S.l.], v. 50, n. 1, mar. 2021. ISSN 2462-151X. Available at: <http://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/mabjournal/article/view/11583>. Date accessed: 21 apr. 2021.