Kojic Acid... What Is It? A Japanese Mushroom Derivative that Evens Out Skin Tone

Kojic acid, derived from a Japanese species of mushroom, which also finds its way into your delicious bowl of miso soup, has potentially incredible healing and skin lightening benefits. Yes, you read that correctly! So if you’re looking to even out your skin tone, or minimize or eradicate the appearance of dark spots anywhere on your face or body, consider lathering on some kojic acid cream.

So how does kojic acid make its way as a fungi from Japanese forests into your favorite face and body creams? Well kojic acid was originally used to keep fruit fresh and prevent browning. And as it turns out, women in Japan caught on, and have been using kojic acid for decades to lighten their skin. Now we’re all aboard this bandwagon! And years of research and results demonstrate how kojic acid effectively lightens skin and evens skin tone.

Kojic Acid Creams Prevent Melasma Formation

Melasma causes patches of dark skin discoloration due to pregnancy, birth control pills, hormone therapy, genetic predisposition, sun exposure as well as a variety of other uncontrollable factors that women are lucky enough to experience. Kojic acid contains natural elements that attack the melanocytes that cause melasma formation as well as help lighten existing dark spots or scars.

Kojic Acid Is a Natural Substitute for Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone is a chemical formulation that lightens skin and evens skin tone. However, its harsh chemical makeup can dry and damage sensitive skin. Kojic acid is a natural alternative that won’t leave your skin with other negative long term side effects.

Our Kojic Acid Body Cream is specially formulated with emollients like shea butter, coconut oil and avocado oil to help keep your skin soft and moisturized as the kojic acid works to lighten your dark spots. Skin lightening takes time and if you stick to a daily application routine, within weeks you’ll see a remarkable difference!