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About KOJIC ACID

KOJIC ACID belongs to a combination of 'skin cosmetics' primarily used for brighter, more radiant skin complexation. Besides this, it is also used to clear the complexion, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, melasma, and photoaging (premature aging of the skin caused by repeated exposure to UV radiation). Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. Melasma is a common skin problem that causes dark, discolored patches on your skin. Dark spots occur when some skin areas start producing more melanin (a natural pigment that gives color to eyes, hair, and skin), ranging from light to dark brown.

KOJIC ACID contains Kojic acid (oxidizing agent) is a skin lightening product that reduces melanin production and improves skin tone, texture, sensitivity, and reduces skin uneven color.

KOJIC ACID is for external (for skin use) use only. Avoid contact with eyes, eyelids, lips, mouth, and nose. If the medicine comes in contact with any of these areas, rinse with water immediately. In some cases, you may experience irritation, itching, or burning sensation at the application site. Most of these side effects of KOJIC ACID do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your physician.

Avoid using KOJIC ACID if allergic to it. It is essential to let your doctor know if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or are a breastfeeding mother. Do not apply KOJIC ACID in large amounts or use it for a long time than recommended as it does not give quick or better results but increases the risk of side effects. KOJIC ACID can make the skin more sensitive in sunlight. Hence always use sunscreen and protective clothing before you step outdoors.

Uses of KOJIC ACID

Hyperpigmentation, Skin darkening, Dark spots, Melasma, Wrinkels

Medicinal Benefits

KOJIC ACID protects the skin from harmful sunlight, lightens dark spots and blemishes, and the skin even tone and soft. KOJIC ACID contains ‘Kojic acid’ is a skin-lighting agent used to treat skin problems like acne scars, melasma, hyperpigmentation, and photoaging. It also used to treat freckles (small brown spots on the skin), age spots, and chloasma (darkened skin caused by hormonal changes). It works by decreasing the amount of melanin (a skin pigment) that is responsible for the darkening of the skin. It is a skin-lightening product that reduces melanin production and improves skin tone, texture, sensitivity, and reduces skin uneven color. 

Directions for Use

Take a small amount into your palm. Rub the hands together and apply on the clean and dry affected area evenly on the face, skin, and neck. Massage it gently until it gets absorbed completely. KOJIC ACID is only for external use. Avoid contact with the nose, mouth, or eyes. In case it comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of KOJIC ACID

  • Irritation

  • Itching

  • Burning sensation

  • Dry skin

  • Contact dermatitis 

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Avoid using KOJIC ACID if allergic to it. KOJIC ACID is for external use only. Avoid contact of KOJIC ACID with nose, ears, mouth, or eyes. In case KOJIC ACID comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly. If you are pregnant or a nursing mother, please inform your physician before using KOJIC ACID. KOJIC ACID is not recommended for children below 12 years of age. Do not apply KOJIC ACID in large amounts or use for a long time than advised as it does not give quick or better results but increases the risk of side effects. KOJIC ACID can make the skin more sensitive in the sunlight, hence always use sunscreen and protective clothing before you step outdoors. It is recommended to avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Please inform your physician if you are using any other medications you are taking, including vitamins, herbal supplements, before starting KOJIC ACID. 

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: No interactions found.

Drug- Food Interaction: No interactions found.

Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have any allergic reactions to medicines, inform your doctor before using KOJIC ACID.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    caution

    The interaction of KOJIC ACID with alcohol is unknown. Please consult a physician before consuming physician while using KOJIC ACID.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    caution

    KOJIC ACID is safe to use in pregnant women. However, please consult a physician if you are pregnant before using KOJIC ACID.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    caution

    KOJIC ACID is safe to use in breastfeeding women. However, please consult a physician if you are breastfeeding before using KOJIC ACID.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    safe

    KOJIC ACID usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    consult your doctor

    KOJIC ACID is safe in kidney patients. If you have any concerns regarding the use of KOJIC ACID in patients with kidney problems, please consult a physician.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    consult your doctor

    KOJIC ACID is safe in kidney patients. If you have any concerns regarding the use of KOJIC ACID in patients with kidney problems, please consult a physician.

  • Safety Warning

    Children

    caution

    KOJIC ACID should be used with caution in children if recommended by a physician. However, KOJIC ACID is not recommended for children below 12 years of age.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • ​​​​​​Use mild soap while taking baths and prefer warm baths.

  • Avoid harsh products on your skin.
  • Do not scratch or pick your skin to avoid getting the affected area infected.
  • Manage stress, eat healthily, drink plenty of water, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep.
  • Do not walk barefoot at places like gym showers to prevent bacterial infections.
  • Avoid or limit the intake of alcohol and caffeine.

Special Advise

Consult your dermatologist if you do not notice any improvement after 4-6 weeks of treatment with KOJIC ACID.

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. This darkening of skin occurs when an excess of melanin (hormone), the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin.

Melasma is a common skin problem that causes dark, discolored patches on your skin. It is also called the “mask of pregnancy” when it occurs in pregnant women. It can be occurred due to hormonal changes during pregnancy or from sun exposure. 

Dark spots: It occurs when some skin areas start producing more melanin(a natural pigment that gives color to eyes, hair, and skin) which can range from light to dark brown.

FAQs

How does KOJIC ACID work?

KOJIC ACID contains Kojic acid. It is a whitening agent with oxidizing properties that reduce melanin (a chemical that determines the skin and hair color) production, thereby lightening its complexion.

Does KOJIC ACID helps to lighten scars?

KOJIC ACID is a skin-lightening product that reduces melanin production and improves skin tone, texture, sensitivity, and reduces skin's uneven color. Using it for some days lightens the appearance of scars.

Can I leave KOJIC ACID overnight on my skin?

You can leave KOJIC ACID overnight on the skin. However, if any irritation occurs, please stop usage and consult your physician.

Can I stop using KOJIC ACID after my symptoms are relieved?

No, it is not advised to stop using KOJIC ACID even after your symptoms are relieved. You should complete the full course of treatment. You might see improvement in your symptoms, but the disease might not be cured completely.

Can I go out in the daylight after using KOJIC ACID?

KOJIC ACID can make your skin more sensitive to the harmful effects of sunlight. Hence it is advised to use sunscreen and wear protective clothing while using KOJIC ACID. It is recommended to avoid tanning booths and sunlamps.

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