Kojic Acid Cream for Skin Problems
Kojic Acid Cream for Skin Problems
Hello my dear ladies,
Firstly apologies for being out of the EMBB circuit for a few days…but I have my own reasons to give, a bad internet connection is to be blamed for my ruined weekend and I was super annoyed because I was missing EMBB.:(Coming back to the topic of discussion today, since the time I had read the query initiated by Estelle, and later by Parita , Praseena & Sangeetha, on pigmentation. I had this burning urge to write about the Kojic Acid that I had recommended to them as I personally use it.
What is Kojic Acid Cream
According to Wikipedia:Kojic acid (C6H6O4; 5-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-4-pyrone) is a chelation agent produced by several species of fungi, especially Aspergillus oryzae, which has the Japanese common name koji. It is used in cosmetics to lighten skin additionally it also has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
I was prescribed Kojic Skin lightening cream from the manufacturers of Curatio.
Details about the Kojic Acid Cream:
Kojic cream is specially designed skin lightening cream for the resolution of brown/black spots in the face. Kojic combines two powerful Skin Lightening Agents-Kojic acid & PAD. In addition kojic hydrates and restores the elasticity of the skin to make it soft and supple. Lactokine in Kojic protects the skin against the visible signs of sunburns. Kojic Cream is an excellent formulation to erase the bothering spots and restore beauty.
Packaging of the Kojic Acid Cream:
The packaging is very basic nothing over the top and serves its purpose well. It’s packaged in a cardboard box. With the tube sitting comfortably inside it.
Kojic Acid Cream comes with built-in piercing nozzle tip.You are required to remove the ring from the neck of the tube and pierce the nozzle tight. But the catch is its starts oozing out on its own so you need to keep a tissue around wipe of the excess.
Coming back to its price. It cost me Rs.225/-.However I have been using it since last 2 years. The cost was Rs.180/- earlier.
Kojic Acid Cream is easily available in any chemist. It’s not a prescription medicine.
I am sure there would be many females like me who are not blessed with that ultimate flawless skin and have to undergo those bad days with scars, marks and spots until some concealer and foundation comes to rescue. But who wouldn’t want to have that spotless skin. That is when Kojic Acid cream plays it role.
As I suffer from occasional break outs my skin doctor who is a gold medallist in dermatology had prescribed none other than Kojic Acid cream, and please don’t wince on the idea of acid as it’s just the name. I use it for my acne scars and pigments and there have been no turning back after using this magic cream.
As mentioned in my post earlier I have clearly explained that it is not a cosmetic, on the contrary it is a skin lightening cream. Kojic acid cream is very effective in treating hyper pigmentation problems. Kojic acid works to slow down the production of melanin, which is what causes those dark patches on your skin. It helps in penetrating deep into the surface of the skin and reduces the pigmented cells to generate newer cells.
Kojic Acid Cream adds suppleness to my skin whenever I apply it regularly, but to be really frank I don’t use it that often its only when I have that occasional pimple. You should start applying it on the pimple as it also helped me get rid of it fast, and the pimple doesn’t leave a mark behind. I normally apply it before retiring to bed.
Who should be using Kojic acid Cream:
Kojic Acid Cream can be used by people who suffer from hyper to mild pigmentation, skin discoloration, freckles, sun damage etc. And unlike other lightening creams its not just used for face, it can be used on your entire body skin, be it under arms, neck, around lips, elbows, arms, legs knees etc.
Kojic acid can also make your skin more sensitive to sun exposure, so you should take extra care to protect your skin in the sun after using any Kojic acid products.
Will I re-purchase:
I am a loyal user do I need to say more.
Note from Zeeba: UAE readers, you can find this Kojic Acid Creams in any chemist or pharmacy. You can also find substitutes to this cream with the help of your doctor. :) We have the ingredients listed.
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