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How to Use Kojic Acid Powder?

Apply Kojic acid powder products on clean, dry skin. This ensures that the active ingredient can penetrate effectively. Spot Treat Dark Spots: If you’re primarily using Kojic acid for hyperpigmentation or dark spots, apply a thin layer directly onto the affected areas after cleansing and before moisturizing.




What is Kojic Acid?

Kojic acid powder 99% is a liposoluble derivative of kojic acid. It’s also called 2- palmitoyl methyl -5- palmitoyl – pyranone. It has a greater ability to inhibit melanin formation than kojic acid. There is no hydroxyl group in its molecular structure, so it won’t form hydrogen bonds with other active ingredients in cosmetics to affect their functions, and it has good compatibility. As a whitening agent, it is widely used in the cosmetics industry.


Is Kojic Acid a Natural Ingredient?

Buy kojic acid powder is found naturally in many species of fungi and is also the byproduct made during the fermentation of Sake – a Chian rice wine.


Does Kojic Acid Lighten Skin?

Kojic acid inhibits and prevents the formation of tyrosine, which is an amino acid that’s needed to produce melanin. Melanin is the pigment that affects hair, skin, and eye color. Because it inhibits the production of melanin, kojic acid can have a lightening effect.


Can i Use Kojic Acid on my Face?

In general Kojic acid is a safe and widely tolerates skincare ingredient. However, nothing is risk free and there are key side effects you should be aware of: Skin Irritation: It can cause redness, irritation or contact dermatitis.


How to Use Kojic Acid Powder?

Mix 1 tsp kojic acid powder (for a 1-2% solution) with 4-8 oz water-based lotions and serums, and allow to dissolve completely. Kojic acid powder dissolves in aqueous based solutions (water-based lotions and serums) but will not dissolve in oil based solutions (such as heavy creams).


Can i Use Kojic Acid and Niacinamide Together?

Using niacinamide serum and kojic acid serum together is generally safe for most people, but it’s always a good idea to perform a patch test first, especially if you have sensitive skin or have had reactions to skincare products in the past.


Can i Use Moisturizer after Kojic Acid?

Let your kojic acid cream or serum fully dry before applying your moisturizer. If you apply moisturizer right away, it will limit your skin’s ability to fully absorb the kojic acid. Kojic acid can make your skin more susceptible to sunburn and more sensitive to UV rays.


Can you Use Kojic Acid Soap Everyday?

Because kojic acid soap can irritate and dry skin with persistent use, some people use kojic acid soap for a few months and then take a break to help avoid irritation. Some people may also use kojic acid soap every other day to help avoid irritation.


Can i Use Kojic Acid with Retinol?

Yes, kojic acid for the skin can be used with retinol to brighten and even skin tone.


Can i Use Kojic Acid while Pregnant?

Safe: In mice study, kojic acid was reported to have no maternal risks or fetal damage.



Maxmedchem kojic acid powder 99% tested by accredited third party labs in the USA to ensure their identity, purity and potency. To receive a copy of these test results or any other Maxmedchem please fill out the COA request form found here. Want to try a sample? Request one here.


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