The cosmetics industry has gained strong momentum all over the world in recent years and has become a growing and promising sector. As it is known, as in the pharmaceutical industry, the cosmetic industry has also turned into becoming marine resources by seeking new materials for its continuation to be more productive for the field. To serve this purpose, marine-derived substances are highly claimed to be an interesting as well as a fruitful source for the benefits of the cosmetics industry. In this respect, as known globally, anti-tyrosinase inhibitors used in skin whitening are obtained from a considerable number of marine organisms. In this regard, the main objective of this article is to summarize a highly significant number of natural products derived from marine sources such as algae, fungi, seaweeds and bacteria which are known to have shown anti-tyrosinase activity.