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Kojic Acid

What is Kojic Acid?

Obtained from mushrooms that are native to Japan, kojic acid is a fine, white powdery substance composed of tiny crystals — the by-product of the fermentation process for sake.

Benefits

Kojic acid is a natural acid that is primarily used for lightening skin pigmentation. It is an effective, safer alternative to hydroquinone.

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All about Kojic Acid

Kojic acid is a fine white powdery substance composed of tiny crystals. The formal discovery of kojic acid occurred in 1989, and since then, the substance has been used widely in skin care products due to its numerous benefits. The ingredient is obtained from mushrooms that are native to Japan and is a by-product of the fermentation process used to produce the alcoholic beverage sake.

In skin care products, kojic acid functions primarily as a skin-lightening agent. To understand kojic acid's effects, it is necessary to understand how the skin gets it color. The body naturally produces a pigment known as melanin through specialized cells known as melanocytes. A person's genes determine how much melanin the body naturally produces. In people with fair skin, only small amounts of melanin are manufactured by the melanocytes, while copious amounts of the pigment are made by the cells of those with dark complexions.

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An advanced lightening formula to diminish discoloration and improve overall skin health.
$80.00
1 oz | SK036
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Lightens discoloration and provides a more even skin tone.
$31.20
1 oz | DV057
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This formula combats hyperpigmentation with hydroquinone and kojic acid.
$52.00
2 oz | GT034
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This serum significantly boosts skin's radiance and evens skin tone.
$53.00
1 oz | LP088
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This pigmentation product is an ideal choice for those with sensitive skin or those allergic to Hydroquinone.
$54.00
1 oz | PH016
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This pigment treatment lightens and inhibits hyperpigmentation and age spots while exfoliating the skin.
$54.00
1 oz | PH015
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Effectively brightens and lightens skin discolorations.
$56.00
1 oz | NS049
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A powerful corrective serum that lightens and brightens skin.
$44.00
1.17 oz | RC039
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A fast absorbing serum that is clinically proven to lighten darkened skin discolorations.
$64.00
1 oz | SG004
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The Complexion Savior that resurfaces and purifies the skin.
$90.00
1.67 oz | TM003
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An optimal blend of AHA and cucumber.
$49.00
2.5oz | MC004
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Targets uneven skin tone, skin discoloration and age spots.
$49.00
1 oz | DT006
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