Kojic Acid Dipalmitate (KAD) Hyperpigmentation
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Kojic Acid Dipalmitate (KAD) is a stable form of Kojic Acid with better whitening ability in cosmetic formulations. By inhibiting tyrosinase activity, Kojic Acid Dipalmitate is capable of suppressing skin pigmentation. Its ability to suppress melanin formation makes it effective in whitening dark skin, or areas of dark skin. Its effects have been boosted when used in combination with glucosamine derivatives like N-Acetyl Glucosamine (NAG). Can be used in sunscreens and after-sun products, makeup products, skin-lightening products, anti-aging products, & creams, and lotions. KAD can form a crystal precipitate in some cosmetics so it's recommended to follow the formulation guidelines and use it in combination with Isopropyl Myristate.
INCI Nomenclature: Kojic Acid Diplamitate
Appearance: White Granular
Solubility: Oil Soluble
Suggested Use Levels: 3-5% typically but as little as 1%
Formulating Guidelines: add Isopropyl Myristate to the oil phase containing KAD and heat to 165°F until completely dissolved hold for 5 minutes. Then add the oil phase to the aqueous phase and emulsify thoroughly for about 10 minutes.
pH: 3-10 (4-7 ideal)
Storage: Protect from light and store in a cool, dry location.
Shelf life: 36 mos+
This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate.
Common Uses: Kojic Acid Dipalmitate is topically used to treat a number of different cosmetic conditions. Its primary effect is to lighten visible sun damage, age spots, or scars. This can result in an anti-aging effect on the skin. It contains some antimicrobial properties. It may help fight off several common types of bacterial strains even in small dilutions. This can help treat acne caused by bacteria in the skin. It may also lighten scars from acne that haven’t faded yet. Kojic Acid Dipalmitate is useful in treating fungal infections of the skin like yeast infections, candidiasis, and ringworm or athlete’s foot.
External Use Only; Cosmetic & Personal Care Formulations Only.