Origin: Kojic acid is produced by fungus fermentation (mostly Aspergillus species) of various sugars.
Also Known As: 5-hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-4-pyrone
Overview: Kojic acid is a milk skin whitener derived from rice. It inhibits melanin formation, promotes skin lightening, and helps even out skin tone by reducing dark spots. It can also be used to preserve or stabilize colors in cosmetic products.
- Skin lightening lotions, creams, and fluids
Ideal Concentration Level in Products: 1% to 3%