Enhancement of human epidermal melanogenesis Patent (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Koo, Han-Mo; Woude, George; Vanbrocklin, Matt; Eisenmann, Kathryn


  • The invention provides methods and compositions that promote sunless tanning in human skin using a MAPK path-way inhibitor, particularly, a MEK-inhibitor, which induces melanogenesis in epidermal melanocytes alone or in combination with a cAMP-elevating agent. The compositions are preferably administered topically to the skin.

publication date

  • 2005

patent number

  • 10512445