|Keywords||Whitening, spot solution|
|Related products||Licochalcone A, Biotin, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Monoammonium Glycyrrhizinate|
Kojic Acid Specifications
|Product Name||Kojic Acid|
|CAS Registry Number||501-30-4|
|Molecular Weight||142.11 g/mol|
|Shelf life||2 years|
|Functions||Whitening, spot solution, inhibition of tyrosinase activity|
Kojic Acid Description
Since it was discovered, kojic acid was first used in food, medicine, agriculture, and other fields. In the food field, it can be used as a food additive, which plays a role in preservation, antiseptic, and anti-oxidation. Later, some research institutions found that “Kojic acid” has a good whitening effect and can lighten the stains. After this application was discovered, “Kojic acid” began to be used as a skin whitening agent and was widely used in whitening and lightening products.
Kojic Acid Application
- As an ingredient in whitening personal care products
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- Wang, K., Liu, C., Di, C.-J., et al. Kojic acid protects C57BL/6 mice from gamma-irradiation induced damage. Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. 15(1), 291-297 (2014).