Korean Researchers Identify a New Brightening Ingredient
On episode 221 of the Korean Beauty Show podcast, Lauren discusses the latest from Korean researchers, who have identified a promising new brightening ingredient. Plus, 3 of the nation’s leading manufacturers are in a race to capture the global sun care market. We have new releases from Goodal and Beauty of Joseon and customers review their favourite products from Heimish, Subi, Jelly Ko and APLB.
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The Rural Development Administration revealed that “Doraji” 도라지 (aka Platycodon grandiflorum), which is sometimes also referred to as "balloon flower" or "bellflower" has a brightening effect on skin.
This ingredient has been used in traditional medicine since ancient times and is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
In the past, Korea’s National Institute of Horticultural Science discovered that processed balloon flower could protect skin damaged by ultraviolet rays.
This time, research was carried out to present scientific standards in the hopes that the ingredient can eventually be used as a functional cosmetic material. They steamed the raw ingredient for four hours at 90-95 degrees (℃) and dried it at 30 degrees for one to three times. The results of testing revealed skin brightening effects. In particular, they noted:
This is higher than the melanin synthesis inhibition rate (21.1%) of kojic acid, which is also a well-known brightening ingredient.
So far, this study was only been done on rats.
The Rural Development Administration published the results of the study in a domestic academic journal related to cosmetics. In the future, if functional cosmetics are developed using this ingredient, it is expected to contribute to an increased industrial demand for balloon flower.
Source: Jangup Newspaper (http://www.jangup.com )
The three leading cosmetics manufacturers in Korea producing sunscreens at a global scale are Kolmar Korea, Cosmax and Cosmecca.
According to a survey by Research &Market, the global sun care market is forecast to grow 8.7% annually by 2030.
All three manufacturers have different plans to capture the market:
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“In the future, if functional cosmetics are developed using this ingredient, it is expected to contribute to an increased industrial demand for balloon flower.”- Lauren Lee, Host of the Korean Beauty Show podcast
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