Kojic Acid has been around for many years as an effective skin whitening agent. It effectively inhibits tyrosinase activity in the process of melanogenesis to help reduce the production of melanin. But there have been problems with the use of Kojic Acid. Because it has the tendency to chelate metal ions, its color easily changes. Also, since it is not strongly stable to light and heat, it oxidizes overtime.
But we have good news! Actichem introduces Kojic Acid Dipalmitate. Kojic Acid Dipalmitate is stable to light and heat and a wide pH range (4-9), thus, providing flexibility to formulators. Since it does not form complexes with metal ions, it is also stable against oxidation and color changes. Because of these improvements, Kojic Acid Dipalmitate is expected to perform far better than its predecessor Kojic Acid.
Recommended dosage: 0.5-3%