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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
Hydroquinone: These products like HQ , kojic acid are tyrosinase inhibitors thus decrease the ability to create melanin making your skin tanner. Recently there is evidence the HQ may be carcinogenic thus its hard to come by these days especially in the strengths required (4 +%) Kocic acid is a good second choice and does not have the same concerns at this point. ...Read more
I bought raw kojic acid in order to lighten my skin but i don't know what I should use to dilute it. ?
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
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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
Can you develop immunity/resistance to Kojic acid if you use it for long periods of time, like every night for over a year?
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
Is it safe to use kojic acid soap? I've heard that it can cause cell mutation on some mammals. I would plan to use it once a day each night.
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
My 7 years old son has a sort of fungus on his two knees, so can i bath him with kojic acid soap..
Are glutathione and kojic acid (topical; in the form of soap) both safe for breastfeeding moms? Thank you.
People use different types of skin lightening/ whitening products containing kojic acid , alpha arbutin etc . What's your review if they are safe ?
Skin lightening safe: I am sure there is no good documentation that these are either effective or safe. Discuss with your local Dr there. ...Read more
IN MY OPINION: NO!.....it is HARSH , IRRITATING...and you already are having a possibly "irritating" procedure being performed! My opinion only! Dr Z ...Read more
Hi doctors. Applying clindamycin solution then aha lotion then kojic acid cream for night is good for the face? Is there other regimen for this?
I hve nose line across my nose i concern my doc he can't remove & gave me kojic acid cream but i wnt to light it so i'll go for chemical peel & which?
Depends: Either alone may not irritate your face, but you may not be able to tolerate the combination. I would suggest that you try a spot under your chin for a few days to find out if it would be ok to use it on the rest of your face. Whether you get peeling and irritation also depends on the concentration of the products. ...Read more
Does kojic acid lotion really works to light skiin? My skin got pigmentation because of taking birth control pills
Kojic acid soap for lightening a keloid/hypertrophic scar on face. Using ScarGuard now. How long until lightening results appear if used daily?
It Depends.: The results of ScarGard can be seen within 2-3weeks depending on the age and severity of the scar. ...Read more
A cream that contains hydroquinone kojic acid ascorbic acid glycolic acid good combination for lightening dark spots ?
I have acne and dark circles ...i am 20 years old girl .. I want to use kojic acid from vitamins company USA .. would that be safe ??
I wouldn't: If you use a depigmenting cream (and this stuff isn't a vitamin), you risk disfiguring yourself. It probably won't touch the dark circles. You need to manage your acne like the adult that you now are. You can do it. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, your physician can give you prescription-strength Rx to add. Be mature and discerning. Best wishes. ...Read more