Skin Tone Regulator
SKIN TONE REGULATOR
A non-hydroquinone solution that treats hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Kojic Acid’s primary use is lightening sunspots, dark spots, and scars. The other two potent ingredients are Hyaluronic acid and Niacinamide. Niacinamide reverses dullness, uneven skin tone, and reduces enlarged pore appearance. It also balances the oils in the skin and reduces inflammation that might lead to excessive Melanin production and hyperpigmentation
Kojic Acid visibly lightens the appearance of the skin. Its antioxidant qualities help address dark spots, age spots, and sunspots caused by excessive exposure to sunlight and other reasons. Kojic acid works by blocking tyrosine from forming, which then prevents melanin production. Decreased melanin production have a lightening effect on the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid has the ability to replenish moisture. One gram of HA can hold up to six liters of water while keeping the water content in the skin balanced. Known to enhance the moisture levels of the skin, HA’s anti-oxidant and moisture-binding characteristics make the skin look instantly smoother, softer, and hydrated. Since HA is a large molecule to penetrate the skin fully, Our potent formula combines Niacinamide and Vitamin B5 to provide multi-depth, long-term hydration.
Also known as Vitamin B3, Niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that visibly minimizes enlarged pores, improves uneven skin tone, reduces dullness, treats blemishes, softens fine lines and wrinkles, and strengthens the skin’s weakened surface.
Directions of use
Apply 3-4 drops to a clean face and neck in the morning and/or night after cleansing. Can also be used at the back of the hands or on the chest. Complete your regimen with a broad-spectrum sunblock of at least SPF 30+.
Note: This potent formula contains Kojic acid. Patch test before use is recommended to avoid skin irritation or burning
Caution: Use as directed on unbroken skin. Avoid contact with eyes. A strong, non-irritating, tingling sensation may be experienced by those not accustomed to acids for the first few days. If the sensation is unbearable, the formula can be used on top of light cream. If irritation persists, discontinue use, and contact a physician. Keep out of reach of children.
Ingredients:water, glycerin, propylene glycol, erythritol, alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, triethanolamine, xanthan gum. hydrolyzed collagen, kojic acid, glycyrrhizinate dipotassium, Diazolidinyl urea, sodium hyaluronate, fragrance, Zea Mays (corm Starch), microcrystalline cellulose, sucrose, lactose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, iron oxides
- Dark spots
- Acne spots
- Dull complexion
Before and after
Frequently asked questions
Kojic acid (KA) is a natural metabolite derived from different fungi types that inhibit the formation of tyrosinase - an enzyme responsible for melanogenesis (melanin production). Kojic acid is sometimes used in the food industry as a natural preservative. However, it has wide applications in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. Kojic acid is mainly used as a skin-lightening agent to brighten hyperpigmentation, spots, and marks.
Yes, kojic acid is safe to use; however, it is essential to choose the right concentration and dosage for your skin type. 1% of KA dose in the formulation of skincare is considered safe. Studies showed that 1 and 2% of kojic acid do not trigger allergies or ocular sensitivity. It is not recommended to mix pure KA with your creams but instead selects beauty products that already contain the right concentration of kojic acid. Using KA for the long-term may make your skin sun-sensitive; therefore, you should always apply SPF.
Kojic acid is a good option for people with darker skin as it is less likely to have a skin-whiten effect. Both dark and light skin colors can benefit from KA use. Though, it is essential to use safe formulation and wear sunscreen.
How kojic acid works?
Kojic acid blocks tyrosine, thereby reducing melanin production and, as a result, has skin-lightening properties. The concentration of KA is usually between 1 and 4%, often combined with other agents. It is commonly used in cosmetics products, such as lotions, creams, serums, powders, cleansers, and some soaps. Cleansers and creams can be used daily, while face masks only occasionally.
Can kojic acid permanently lighten skin?
No, the result is temporary. Your skin will appear bright and light while using kojic acid and retain this effect for some time after you discontinue using it. It takes a few months for the skin to return to its natural state.
Kojic acid is obtained from various fungi types and is a byproduct of certain fermented products, such as soy sauce, Japanese sake, and rice wine.
Kojic acid reduces dark pigmentation, the appearance of scars, visible sun damages and has an anti-aging effect on the skin. It helps treat acne, fungal infections and has antibacterial properties that prevent bacterial skin infections.
Kojic acid is considered safe for most people, but there are risks associated with its use. While some skin builds tolerance, others might experience common side effects, such as redness, itchiness, irritation, and rashes. Kojic acid can cause contact dermatitis, especially in people with sensitive skin, and if used with a higher concentration than 1%. In severe cases, soreness and blisters may occur. Always test a new product for a reaction before changing your beauty routine.
Long-term use of KA can make the skin vulnerable to sunburn because it prevents the formation of melanin which protects the skin from UV rays. If the desired results are achieved, reduce the dosage or consider a break in treatment.
Kojic acid should never be used on damaged or broken skin. If you feel discomfort and any side effects, immediately discontinue using kojic acid.
The visible effects vary from person to person. Some people may see results already within two weeks, but certain treatments may take longer. Clinical research showed that hyperpigmentation decreased significantly after 6 months of therapy of 1% kojic acid cream in melasma patients.