Cetpro L-Glutathione acts as an antioxidant, a free radical scavenger and a skin whitening agent and is therefore an ideal candidate for anti-ageing skincare creams and emulsions. It is readily soluble in water.
Cetpro L-Glutathione has remarkable antioxidant properties, it has also been discovered that glutathione has antimelanogenic properties which means that it has the ability to inhibit the melanin-producing enzyme, tyrosinase. Glutathione can reduce tyrosinase activity in three different ways:
- Tyrosinase is directly inhibited through binding of the copper side by the thiol group.
- Glutathione interferes with the cellular transfer of tyrosinase to the prerequisite for melanin synthesis called premelanosomes.
- Tyrosinase inhibition is affected indirectly due to the antioxidant effect of glutathione.