Kojic Acid Skin Lightener – What You Should Know

Get to the the effects and results that Kojic Acid Skin Lightener on different skin types

Kojic acid skin lightener is one of the latest and greatest products on the market today. This specific ingredient is derived from the rice plant that makes Sake, a traditional Japanese alcoholic drink. Kojic acid skin lightener can be used to treat a variety of different issues with skin discoloration and it works by inhibiting the production of melanin in the skin, like many other skin lightening products on the market. Kojic acid can also be found in fungus[1], and can provide many antifungal, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties for people who use it.

Kojic acid skin lightener needs to be correctly formulated in order to be effective. Ideally, the concentration of this ingredient needs to be between 1 and 4 percent in order to have the best results. Those products with a higher concentration will be more effective in shorter time periods than the Kojic acid skin lightener with less concentration. There may or may not be other ingredients in your chosen Kojic acid skin lightener, depending on the results that you want and the other skin improvements that you might like to see. Kojic acid only has one major disadvantage, and that is the increased sensitivity of skin and contact dermatitis[2] issues that some users might have. This is rare, for the most part.

Kojic acid skin lightener needs to be formulated carefully. The best products are the ones that are packaged in airless pumps or tubes because that will minimize the amount of air or light that comes in contact with the Kojic acid skin lightener. Air and light are the enemy and can reduce the potency as well as increase the risks of using this particular treatment option for skin lightening. Kojic acid products can contain vitamin C[3], licorice, and other natural ingredients to help improve results. Beware of any Kojic acid skin lightener that is formulated with hydroquinone, because it will be very risky to use.

Kojic acid skin lightener appears to be the answer to many prayers, and especially in the Asian community. So many people are looking for safe, effective solutions to their skin pigmentation issues and Kojic acid skin lightener is just that. There are risks, which are listed above, so you should make sure that you are cautious when first using this product to determine that it will be safe for your use. As long as you check out the product before you use it, Kojic acid skin lightener can be a great solution.

Emily Peetlukes

Contributor: Emily Peetlukes (The Beauty Insiders)

This Article Has Been Published on October 19, 2010 and Last Modified on February 18, 2019

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