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Kojic acid whitening cream good for skin?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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".

In brief: 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".
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