Kojic Acid Powder (5-hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-4-pyrone) is a by-product in the fermentation process of malting rice. Kojic acid is derived from several different types of fungi or through the fermentation process of Japanese rice wine (also known as sake). Kojic acid is widely used by dermatologists as a powerful topical skin lightening agent for treating hyperpigmentation (sun spots, age spots, and dark spots) and melasma. It is categorized as a plant extract and tyrosinase inhibitor (a fancy word for a skin-lightening agent).
Cosmetic Benefits of Kojic Acid Powder:
- Skin-lightening effect by inhibiting melanin formation
- Promotes skin lightening and helps establishing an even skin tone on all skin types
- Minimizes liver spots
- Often used also to preserve or stabilize colors in cosmetic products
- Can enhance shelf life through its preservative actions against chemical and microbial degradation
CAS NUM: 501-30-4
INCI Name: Kojic acid
Source: Sugars obtained from corn starch or rice. Kojic acid is produced by fungus fermentation (mostly Aspergillus species) of various sugars.
Percentage Purity :99%
Compatibility: Can be combined with other skin lighteners.
pH Range: 3.0-7.0
Colour & Appearance: light golden-white color
Grade: Cosmetic Grade
Recommended Usage: 1-3%
Mixing Method: Add to Hot water phase of formula.
Melting Temperature: Put into hot water (>40°C/104°F, melts from 152-156°C).
Application: All kinds of skin-lightening products including lotions, creams, fluids, makeup products.
Country of Origin: Japan
Precaution: Kojic acid has tendency to oxidize over time; add vitamin E tocopherol or BHT to a formula to reduce oxidation.
Packaging: Our powders are packed in water proof zip lock pouches avoid spillage.
Recommended Storage: Our powders should be stored in cool temperatures away from direct sunlight and moisture in an airtight container. (Current Lot will expire: 08-2025)
DISCLAIMER: All SOPHIX NATURAL PRODUCTS are for external use only unless otherwise STATED. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.