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Kojic Acid: Kojic acid is used for skin lightening and anti-melasma. Effective for inhibiting melanin production, tyrosinase inhibitor. Note: kojic acid dipalmitate is stable to ph, light, heat and oxidation, and does not complex with metal ions, which lead to color stability. Kojic acid dipalmitate is light and heat stable, while kojic acid tends to oxidize over time. ...Read more
I was using kojic acid soap but haven't for a week and don't plan on using anymore, I had a reaction. How long until I can go in the sun again? I'm 21
Can you develop immunity/resistance to Kojic acid if you use it for long periods of time, like every night for over a year?
Lightener: Kojic acid is generally used as a skin lightener. It does produce some lightening, though other products may work better. It depends on what exactly you're trying to improve (age spots vs redness vs a desire to lighten your skin color/tone in general). You should speak with your physician about what your goals are and how you can attain them. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Bad or good. It is a very weak "lightener" of skin, so people do often use it for issues like melasma. But like with any cream you can react to it and alterations in pigmentation can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Remember most facial products containing kojic acid contain other products which add further properties to the product(s) beside "lightening". ...Read more
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Can Kojic Acid really whitens the skin?or it's just but a hype?& if it really does,is it safe for long term use or can harm ur skin from the sun?
Kojic acid: It has been used to treat certain pigmented skin conditions and will cause lightening of the skin. However, you may be sensitive to it. I would purchase the smallest amount you can and try it - it is safe for use as a cosmetic. As far as sun - it may make the skin more sensitive. Just be careful. ...Read more
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