Effects of Kojic acid, Arbutin and Vitamin C on cell viability and melanin synthesis in B16BL6 cells

  • Published : 2003.09.01

Abstract

Research objective:To exactly evaluate their functions of kojic acid, arbutin and vitamin C as a whitening agent, we performed experiments to compare their abilities to inhibit melanin synthesis. Experimental methods and techniques: The effects of kojic acid, arbutin and vitamin C on cell viability and melanin synthesis were evaluated by the level of melanin content and the number of viable cells upon treatment of them.