Kojic Acid Dipalmitate

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This organic off-white glossy powdered acid is a result of the microbiological fermentation caused by fungi or by malting rice. Kojic acid dipalmitate is an ester of the Kojic Acid, which is preferred over Kojic Acid due to its stability and better solubility.

 INCI name-  Kojic Acid Dipalmitate

 

 BENEFITS AND USES-

 

  • This mild acid is a powerful anti-oxidant and exhibits anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-aging benefits. 
  • It is revered for its use as a skin-lightening ingredient all over the world.
  • It significantly reduces dark spots and hyper-pigmentation and is a safer alternative to hydroquinone.
  • It can be found in creams, lotions, serums, and even soaps.
  • It acts as an anti-tumor and a radioprotective agent.
  • As a food additive, it prevents oil from going rancid.

 HOW IT WORKS-

  • It begets the desired skin-lightening effect by blocking the formation of tyrosine.
  • This blockage of tyrosine eventually prevents the production of melanin.

 CONCENTRATION AND SOLUBILITY

  • Conventionally, the concentration for use in skincare products is 1%-4%.
  • It is soluble in alcohol or oils. 

 HOW TO USE-

  • Add it to the heated oil phase with isopropyl myristate.
  • Keep the oil phase at 80 C for five minutes till it dissolves completely
  • Add this mixture to the water phase for emulsification at the same temperature for 10 minutes.