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Kojic Acid

Information

Uses

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

Local reaction, Allergic contact dermatitis, Contact dermatitis, Itching, Skin irritation, Increased sensitivity to light, Skin peeling, Skin redness, Burning sensation

Available Medicine

  • ₹115
    Dupen Laboratories Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Content on this page was last updated on 15 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)