Kojic acid


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Kojic acid

[′kō·jik ‚as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
C6H6O4 A crystalline antibiotic with a melting point of 152-154°C; soluble in water, acetone, and alcohol; used in insecticides and as an antifungal and antimicrobial agent.
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If it's lighter skin you're after, consider Belo Intensive Whitening Kojic Acid + Tranexamic Acid for a no-sting upgrade to your wash.
We used kojic acid as a positive control (Figure 2).
I expected swift change, since potent ingredients like tranexamic acid, kojic acid, mulberry root extract and shea butter were present.
Kojic acid shows a typical competitive inhibitory effect of tyrosinase [10].
Moreover, the most popular ingredients, including kojic acid and arbutin, were ineffective for black or Hispanic skin.
Summary: The effect of pH on the kinetics of reduction of iron(III) kojic acid complex by hydroquinone (H2Q) and L-cysteine (L-Cys) was studied in the pH range of 2.34 - 4.03 for H2Q and 3.04 5.5 for L-cysteine at ionic strength of 0.5 M and at 35oC.
A safe and effective skin brightening ingredient, clinically proven to be as effective (if not more so) than other skin brightening ingredients - Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hydroquinone and Kojic Acid. Clinically proven to reduce the appearance of UV- induced skin damage.
Kojic acid loss function after exposure to sunlight can cause contact allergy after usage [25].
Regimen-IV: 20 patients in this group and were advised to use sunscreen in morning and KOJIC ACID at night.
Compared to other popular water soluble skin lightening agents such as kojic acid, arbutin, and sodium lactate, vitamin E penetrates more deeply and delivers its active ingredients in a more controlled and constant manner, making it a very safe and effective alternative.
In addition, ramalin was found to be 1.25 times more powerful than kojic acid to inhibit tyrosinase activity.