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What is the action of kojic acid dipalmitate?

What is the action of kojic acid dipalmitate?

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

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Is that true kojic acid creams are harmful to use?

Is that true kojic acid creams are harmful to use?

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

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Which is the best reliable site to buy kojic acid for my dark armpits ?

Which is the best reliable site to buy kojic acid for my dark armpits ?

Kojic acid.: Kojic acid, a chelating agent produced by species of fungi, (aspergillus oryzae is one), has the japanese common name koji.It is a by-product of the fermentation of rice in the production of sake. Go to kojicacid.Org for sites to purchase. ...Read more

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I bought raw kojic acid in order to lighten my skin but i don't know what I should use to dilute it. ?

I bought raw kojic acid in order to lighten my skin but i don't know what I should use to dilute it. ?

Not typical: Interestingly the logic acid used by aestheticians is typically prepared in a cream base or ointment. There is no typical percentage or concentrations quoted which is unlike retinoids or hydroquinone. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me if kojic acid cream really works?

Can doctors tell me if kojic acid cream really works?

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

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Kojic acid whitening cream good for skin?

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 and hydroquinone be mixed together?

I wouldn't: Hydroquinone will do great skin lightening and you do not need kojic acid. However, hq should not be used longer than 12 weeks and than you can switch to kojic acid. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Check out this link.: Too much use of this soap may increase the risk of skin cancer. Discuss with ur dr or dermatologist for any concern. Take care! http://kojicacidsoap.Info/2013/05/17/how-often-should-you-use-kojic-acid-soap/. ...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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Can kojic acid can remove acne pimple?

Can kojic acid can remove acne pimple?

No: It is for lightening skin but it is an unstable product so it needs refrigeration and to be in a dark environment. ...Read more

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My 7 years old son has a sort of fungus on his two knees, so can i bath him with kojic acid soap..

My 7 years old son has a sort of fungus on his two knees, so can i bath him with kojic acid soap..

Sort of: Not sure what you mean when you say fungus Skin fungus is not common o. That part of the body, usually it occurs where the skin is most and warn ...ugh the soap you are using but is safe best to post a pic so the doc can see what those knees look like ...Read more

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Are glutathione and kojic acid (topical; in the form of soap) both safe for breastfeeding moms? Thank you.

Are glutathione and kojic acid (topical; in the form of soap) both safe for breastfeeding moms? Thank you.

Unstudied products: These two chemicals have not been studied to prove their safety while breastfeeding. It is unlikely that these two are putting your baby at risk but we cannot say with 100% certainty. ...Read more

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Can I use kojic acid soap while getting laser hair removal?

Can I use kojic acid soap while getting laser hair removal?

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

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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?

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?

Scars & VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...Read more

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Can I use kojic acid before putting retin a (tretinoin) in my face to make it lighter?

Can I use kojic acid before putting retin a (tretinoin) in my face to make it lighter?

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

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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 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

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I'm interested in kojic acid and its benefits - would it help treat or prevent cystic acne? Can I use it with other doctor prescribed lotions?

I'm interested in kojic acid and its benefits - would it help treat or prevent cystic acne? Can I use it with other doctor prescribed lotions?

No: Kojic acid is a chelating agent which can affect skin pigmentation disorders. Other than the fact that it it has to do with your skin it has nothing in common with cystic acne for which there is a good medicine. Speak to your doc about it. ...Read more