Resorcinol & Hexyl-resorcinol

Source:Synthesis.

Hexyl-resorcinol was proven to be four times more effective compare to hydroquinone, it works by modulating multiple sites in the melanogenesis pathway. It shows also other surprising functions as it increases levels of glutathione and stimulates the antioxidant defence enzymes – glutathione peroxidase and glutathione reductase. Glutathione is well known to protect the cells from oxidative injury and DNA damages. More over it has antibacterial properties which makes it an ingredient of choice for oily skin types.

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