Kojic acid

About:

A by-product in the fermentation process of malting rice, used in the manufacturing of sake, the Japanese rice wine; obtained from several fungi, including the genus Penicillium and Aspergillus

 Discovered in Japan in 1980

*Approved by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan as potent anti-pigment ingredient 

Benefits for skin:

-inhibition of melanin production

-antibacterial, antifungal abd anti-viral

-antioxidant 

-anti-inflammatory

Best for:

Uneven skin tone, pigmentation, acne, inflammations