Kojic Acid is used in the treatment of hyperpigmentation (dark skin patches) and melasma (dark and discolored patches on the skin).
How it works
Kojic acid suppresses enzymes that remove oxygen from certain amino acids, polyphenols, xanthines and also competes with, and blocks, the natural enzymes that direct melanin production, eventually lightening your skin.
Common side effects
Increased sensitivity to light, Skin redness, Burning sensation, Itching, Contact dermatitis, Local reaction, Skin peeling