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1. US20120021088 - Methods for enhancing skin tan and reducing risks of UV skin damage

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Claims

1. A method of enhancing tanned skin in a human in need thereof by increasing melanin formation in epidermal melanocytes, wherein the method comprises orally administering to a human in need of increased melanin formation in epidermal melanocytes a composition comprising steviol and an effective amount of at least one additional ingredient selected from the group consisting of: lutein, lycopene, astaxanthin, zeaxanthin, β-carotene, canthaxanthin, L-tyrosine, vitamin E, vitamin D, copper, green tea extract, lipoic acid, and selenomethionine, wherein the composition is administered daily for at least two weeks, and wherein the steviol is administered in an amount from 0.01 to 100 mg/kg body weight per day.
2. The method of claim 1, wherein the composition is a nutraceutical composition and further comprises a nutraceutically acceptable carrier.
3. The method of claim 1, wherein the at least one additional ingredients is selected from the group consisting of: lutein, lycopene, β-carotene, canthaxanthin, L-tyrosine, vitamin E, vitamin D and copper.
4. The method of claim 1, wherein the effective amount of the additional ingredient is 5-250 mg/kg per day.
5. The method of claim 1, wherein the steviol is administered in an amount from 0.5 to 25 mg/kg body weight per day.