Lightening skin with kojic

Kojic acid has become one of the most popular skin lightening ingredients. Considered much safer than hydroquinone it has also been shown to be just as effective when used properly.

Firstly, What Is Kojic Acid?

Kojic acid is produced by species of fungi such as Aspergillus Oryzae. And the Japanese name for Aspergillus Oryzae is ‘koji’ – hence the name kojic acid. It is used in cosmetics and different types of foods to keep or change colors. When it is treated with ferric ions a red complex is formed. During the preparation of malting rice, which is used in the manufacture of sake, kojic acid is formed as a by-product. So it’s a naturally occuring substance.

What Is It Used For?

Apart from the various uses in the food industry it is mainly used in cosmetic products to help lighten the skin. It is also used to treat skin problems such as melasma.

Woman exfoliating her faceHave you been thinking about improving the way that your face looks, perhaps making yourself look younger than you have in years? We have all tried a variety of different products that are said to have antiaging qualities for our skin, but even the most expensive ones may not be all that useful.

There is however a simple technique that you can use in order to make yourself look younger – a simple process called exfoliation. By doing this, you will be able to take years of aging off of your face when done regularly, a simple process that anyone can do at home.

What Is Exfoliation?

The process of exfoliating your skin is very simple. It is simply the removal of dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin. This can be done by using a solution that contains little granules that will gently slough off all of those old dead skin cells in just a few seconds, by simply using rotating motions with your fingers. You can buy special solutions that are designed for more sensitive areas like your face so that they will be very gentle, yet also effective.

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