Kojic Acid Skin Lightening Cream
- One extra large 25 gram tube of Kojic Acid Cream
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What is Kojic Acid?
When kojic acid is applied to the skin in concentrated amounts, the chemicals in the ingredient work on the melanocytes, interfering with the production of melanin. The exact way in which it lessens melanin production is not known, but many experts believe that the ingredient prevents an enzyme known as tyroinase from beginning the reactions in the cells that are necessary for manufacturing the pigment.
Prior to the discovery of kojic acid, the ingredient hydroquinone was largely the only ingredient used for skin whitening. Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation in many individuals, and for these people, dermatologists often recommend kojic acid as an alternative method for treating skin discoloration. Those with very sensitive skin may still develop redness or itching from its use, but overall, the ingredient is better tolerated than hydroquinone. Its effects have been reported as being identical to those of hydroquinone or slightly less noticeable.
In addition to its skin-lightening abilities, kojic acid is classified as an antioxidant. This class of nutrients has the ability to counteract the effects of particles in the air called free radicals, which have the potential to cause oxidative damage to the skin cells. By limiting the effects of free radicals, it also helps to prevent the formation of signs of aging that occur when the cells that produce the skin’s vital structural proteins become damaged.
Kojic acid is also an antibacterial agent, meaning that it interferes with the processes that bacteria cells must perform to thrive and reproduce. By disrupting these processes, it causes the death of bacteria. Some dermatologists recommend its use in mild concentrations for addressing acne blemishes, which are often caused by bacterial infections in the pores.
How is Kojic Acid Cream used?
It should be applied topically once daily. Apply a small amount of the cream to the affected area and gently massage it in until it disappears. Treatment should be continued until the treated area is the same color as the rest of the body. With more than one active ingredient, visible results can be seen in four weeks, with further improvement as you continue with treatment.
A nice combination cream to treat hyperpigmentation, acne and aging! Easy to use daily with minimal irritation.
Kojic Acid Dipalmitate 2%
Axeloglicina (Potassiam Azeloyl Digylycinate-PAD) 5%
Lactokine Fluid 3%