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How is emblica used in skin care?

Arthur W. Perry, MD
Plastic Surgery
Emblica, a family of four naturally occurring chemicals that lighten the skin, is now being used in cosmetics. Only one of the four is small enough to penetrate the skin. Emblica is also an antioxidant and stops the breakdown of collagen. There is no evidence of any side effects from this herbal remedy and so it may replace hydroquinone (bleaching cream) in over-the-counter skin lighteners.
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