Getting White with Kojic Acid
One of the most popular whitening active in the Philippines is kojic acid. Because of its fast result, people tend to buy more of this product. But is it healthy and safe for our skin? Are we using the right product for our skin?
Kojic acid works by tyrosinase inhibition that prevents melanin inhibition. Decreasing melanin production will result in skin lightening.
Harmful Effects of Kojic Acid
Kojic acid can cause skin irritation and can induce cell death at high concentrations. But because of its fast and proven efficacy of "getting white", people want to buy more of this.
Some customers may feel a stinging effect from using products with kojic acid but continue to use it due to the perception that such effect means that the product is effective. However, these products may, in fact, cause itchiness and dryness of the skin after use.
How can we help?
Kojic acid is still safe to use under the recommended dosage and adding up moisturizing active to ease the dryness and itchiness of the skin is recommended as well.
To maintain our skin's health, we should instead explore other whitening actives in the market that will not give us the stinging effect or dryness of the skin. We can adopt natural yet effective actives to promote healthy glowing skin.
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Written by Patricia Barlaan from Maha Phillippines