The award-winning project is the development of a line of skin whitening and anti-ageing products by a research team led by Professor Zhang Hongjie. The research team has discovered a specific class of natural compounds in the Dendrobium plants used in Chinese herbal medicine. It can achieve skin whitening and protection as well as anti-ageing effects by inhibiting the formation of melanin and eliminating harmful free radicals and reactive oxygen species. The team has produced skincare products based on their investigations and put the products on the market. Patents have been granted in Singapore, Malaysia, China, the US and Taiwan.