LACEY, Wash.Unigen Inc., developer of plant-derived active ingredients to the dietary supplement, food, cosmetics, personal care and pharmaceutical industries, launch Nivitol, a botanical anti-aging skin care ingredient. Nivitol is a natural botanical alternative, derived from the novel plant extract Dianella ensifolia, and has been scientifically proven to visibly improve skin appearance. Nivitol contains a tyrosinase-inhibiting enzyme blocking agent that reduces skin pigmentation and safely lightens skin color without adverse side effects often found with harsh chemicals. Nivitol has been clinically proven to be up to 20 times more effective than the leading whitening agents such as hydroquinone and kojic acid. It has been safety tested by independent third-party institutes and has shown no adverse side effects. It can be effectively used at 10 to 50 times lower concentrations than competitive whitening agents as an active agent in creams, lotions, gels, masks and other cosmetic products.