Kojic acid is not a stranger as it is sourced from several variants of fungi and also from fermented rice wine and soy sauce. This active ingredient is your answer to lighten and even-out pigmented skin tone, by preventing the formation of tyrosine – an amino acid that produces melanin and imparts pigmentation to the skin.
This skin-brightening nature of this ingredient agrees with others like Niacinamide & Vitamin C as they too help inhibit melanin production and reverse dark spots occurring from sun damage. Kojic Acid Cream minimizes the recurrence of discoloration and stubborn brown patches. With continued use, the cream will lighten dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
1. KOJIC ACID & NIACINAMIDE:
Niacinamide or Vitamin B3 like Kojic Acid Cream helps control melanin production which helps control excess oil on the skin’s surface, inhibiting the growth of acne-causing bacteria. It also erases healing acne blemishes so that it does not leave a mark on your skin.
2. KOJIC ACID & VITAMIN C:
Some good brands of skin products in the market have designed Kojic Acid Cream with Vitamin C as a key ingredient based on the science that it allows the product to easily penetrate the skin layers as Vitamin C is already produced naturally in the body. This anti-pigmentation cream has also shown an incredible real-time visible difference in 3-6 weeks.
Interestingly, Kojic Acid Cream has been a more popular and preferred treatment where its counterparts like Alpha-Arbutin & Hydroquinone have failed. It may very well be hailed as the OG of skincare after Retinol.
However, it does come with some rules. Here are 3 ways to make sure you get the maximum benefit from using Kojic Acid Cream and how to maintain the results:
- Apply Kojic Acid Cream & Niacinamide in the morning and keep Vitamin C for night application.
Never skip or skimp on sunscreen as both Kojic acid Cream & Vitamin C accelerate skin regeneration, making the new layer highly sensitive to UV light. Make sure to apply and re-apply sunscreen during the day.
Follow the routine religiously for a month without any new changes. It takes our skin 30 days to adapt to a routine and switching things up in between will only confuse it and that will do no good.
Once adopted, it takes another month to see results that are healthier than rushing things.Don’t let issues like pigmentation and acne rain on your sunshine. Don’t forget any skin color is beautiful but natural skin tone is different from pigmented skin tone. Here’s to happy and healthy skin!