School of Health Sciences
Biology: Biomedical Sciences; Biology: Pre-Med
skin lightening, intravenous glutathione, pheomelanin, Fitzpatrick skin types, Stevens-Johnson syndrome
Medicine and Health Sciences
Mthombeni, Buhle, "Skin Lightening Treatments: A Review on the Effect of Intravenous Glutathione in the Disease States of Women" (2020). Senior Honors Theses. 953.
The skin bleaching industry is a global business with a vast array of anti-melanogenic choices including glutathione. Glutathione is synthesized in vivo but has been used as a bodily supplement by medical personnel to aid in preventative medicine. Known for its antioxidant properties, glutathione has been used for its anti-melanogenic effects. Intravenous glutathione requires more investigation to determine its safety for usage. It continues to be distributed to the cosmetic industry despite antagonism from the Philippine FDA. This study will research the potential effects of intravenous glutathione on women and it will propose the biochemical mechanisms of glutathione in induced disease states in women. The aim is to educate people about safer methods for skin lightening.