This listing is for a
"5 gm jar"
Kojic Acid Skin Lightener Powder~!
3 grams by weight
Heaping teaspoon by volume
A proven skin lightener, whitener, brightener.
I personally believe that all skin colors are beautiful,
but understand irregularities can make some feel awkward.
If you choose to whiten, lighten, brighten or remove
age spots, freckles, liver spots, etc.
use something proven to work and be safe.
It can be used with other lightening agents, too~!
Use Rate: Just 1% to 3%
Kojic Acid Powder
Approximately enough to make a 100 gm or 3.6 oz Cream
2% Kojic Acid
Add 1.5 gm or 1/2 tsp Kojic Acid
Add 1/4 tsp to 1 ounce cream for 3% kojic acid concentration cream~!
First, dissolve with water by adding drop by drop of water to the kojic acid in a separate bowl, then stir dissolved kojic acid into your cream, gel or lotion~! If your cream is very thick and stiff, you may want to remove from container, place in another bowl, use hand mixer to mix, then transfer back to the container.
Often you can simply stir it right into the cream~!
Important: Always use Sunscreen when using this product~! All skin lighteners reduce your ability to guard your skin from the sun's rays. Use a higher SPF to counter =)
Description: Kojic Acid (5-hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-4-pyrone) is a by-product in
the fermentation process of malting rice. Mild inhibitor of the formation of pigment
in plant and animal tissues, used also to preserve or change colors in food and
cosmetics. Off-white powder. Soluble in water. CAS#501-30-4.
INCI Name: Kojic acid.
Properties: Depigmenting agent and fights age spots. Induces skin lightening
and helps establishing an even skin tone on all skin types. Minimizes liver spots.
Use: Recommended concentration 1 - 3%, add to water phase of formula, can
be combined with other skin lighteners.
Application: All kinds of skin-lightening products including lotions, creams, fluids, makeup products.
INCI: Kojic Acid
Because it limits the effects of tyrosinase, kojic acid is an effective skin lightener and brightener. Used extensively in the Asian market where fair skin is considered a sign of luxury, kojic acid is finding a new market in the western world with our aging Baby Boomers. Kojic acid is used to reduce dark spots, including freckles and age spots. Derived from fungus, kojic acid is used extensively in lotions, creams and serums for the face. It provides excellent effects in evening out skin tone. This material is 98% pure or better. It is supplied as a free-flowing white to off white powder. It is freely soluble in water.
Use rate is 1% - 5% (one percent to five percent) of the total batch weight. Increased use rates may cause skin sensitization. Always test first.
Adding kojic acid to formulation is easy. Since this material is water soluble, simply measure out the required amount and dissolve into the water phase of your formula. If you have an already existing lotion to which you would like to add kojic acid, dissolve the material in a small amount of distilled water and add to the base. Mix well with a stick blender or other mechanical stirrer.
You MUST USE SUNSCREEN while using this ingredient~!