melanin

(redirected from excess melanin)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
  • noun

Words related to melanin

insoluble pigments that account for the color of e

References in periodicals archive ?
Chloasma, a common skin disease caused by excess melanin, manifests in light born or black patches on the face.
According to the company, the seed extract contains saponin, tannin, leucocyanidin, anthocyanin and other active polyphenols, which exhibit free radical-scavenging capabilities, and these constituents have been found to inhibit the activity of collagenase, hyaluronidase and elastase, thereby preventing fine lines and wrinkles, promoting skin rejuvenation, and preventing hyperpigmentation from excess melanin.
Traumas such as blemishes or UV damage causes the skin to produce excess melanin and results in a dark mark that is darker than the natural skin tone.
Women with richer skin tones face other unique challenges in keeping their skin soft and even-toned due to the excess melanin in their skin that often leaves behind darks marks and hyperpigmentation, which is usually the result of overexposure to the sun.