Physiological effects of formulations added with black garlic extract on skin care: Oxidative stress, tyrosinase and elastase activities

Eun Young Jung, Yang Hee Hong, Seon Hee Kim, Hyung Joo Suh

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We evaluated the physiological effects of formulations added with black garlic extract on skin care. Black garlic was made by spontaneous fermentation for 40 days at 60~70°C and 85~95% RH without any additives. When black garlic extract was added to formulation, the tyrosinase activity was decreased significantly (p<0.05, p<0.01, p<0.001). Base formulation inhibited slightly elastase activity (<5%), while black garlic formulation had about 8-fold higher elastase inhibitory activity (p<0.01). It was observed that formulations, with or without black garlic extract, decreased thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) and hydrogen peroxide which were increased by UVB irradiation, although there were no significant differences of these contents between black garlic formulation and base formulation. In conclusion, black garlic formulation had high inhibitory activities for tyrosinase and elastase, suggesting that black garlic may have beneficial properties as a material for cosmeceuticals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)662-668
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Korean Society of Food Science and Nutrition
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct 13



  • Black garlic
  • Cosmeceutical
  • Elastase
  • Oxidative stress
  • Tyrosinase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Food Science

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