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Kojic Acid Side Effects
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
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
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 bought raw kojic acid in order to lighten my skin but i don't know what I should use to dilute it. ?
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
No matter: Should not matter either way.Get a more detailed answer ›
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