Name: Glutathione, reduced Glutathione, L-Glutathione
CAS NO.: 70-18-8
Molecular formula: C10H17N3O6S
molecular weight: 307.33
|Appearance||White crystalline powder|
|Solubility||Free soluble in water, very slightly soluble in ethanol|
|Appearance of solution||Clear and Colorless|
|Heavy Metal , mg/kg||≤10|
|residue on ignition||≤0.1|
L-glutathione can be synthesised from the amino acids glycine, L-glutamic acid and L-cysteine. GSH exists in two forms namely, glutathione disulfide (GSSG) and glutathione (GSH) with former being the common form.
The presence of GSH induces the production of pheomelanin (light coloured pigment for skin whitening and fairness) and suppresses the production of eumelanin (darker brown/black pigment).
Being an ingredient of skin whitening products it inhibits melanin synthesis by interrupting L-DOPA’s abilility to bind to enzyme.
L-glutathione\'s antioxidant properties help to neutralyze the peroxides and free radicals which induce melanin synthesis.
L-glutathione prevent the infiltration of Los tyrosinase in order to achieve the purpose of inhibiting melanin formation. On eliminate wrinkles, increase skin elasticity, shrink pores, lighten pigment, the body has an excellent whitening effect.
Anti-aging, antioxidant, maintain skin vigor and luster.
Whitening skin: restraining the melanin
Improve immunity: enhance immune cells function effectively prevent viruses.
Glutathione used as the main ingredient in cosmetic products, is very popular in Europe and the United States.