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Doctor insights on: Kojic Acid Side Effects

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Im using kojic gel for dark under arms, inner thighs & groin area. Is it effective & does it have any side effects. Im ttc. Is it safe to use. Thanks?

Im using kojic gel for dark under arms, inner thighs & groin area. Is it effective & does it have any side effects. Im ttc. Is it safe to use. Thanks?

Yes, but be careful.: These products are over the counter and therefore loosely regulated. But in the right formulation kojic acid exfoliates the dead skin which is needed for the whitening part of the process to work so no need for an exfoliating product, before using these products for your darker areas. ...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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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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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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Kojic acid whitening cream good for skin?

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 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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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