Why Is Kojic Acid The Better Lightening Ingredient?
When Kojie San made its debut in the world of skin whitening and lightening, it immediately became a hit because not only it is effective, but also gentle; Kojic Acid remains one of the preferred (and arguably the top choice) of a lot of Filipinas when it comes to whitening and lightening. I know a lot of friends who are loyal users of Kojic Acid; I myself also prefer Kojic Acid soap on my armpits and knees for no-fuss exfoliation and to maintain the evenness on those areas.
So why is Kojic Acid the better lightening ingredient, really? Kojie San revealed to us why in a quaint tete-a-tete last week.
L-R: Host Janeena Chan, Dr. Lindsay Torralba, Marketing Head for Kojie San Tricia Gregorio, and Celebrity Makeup Artist RB Chanco
According to a presentation by Dr. Lindsay, Kojic Acid, compared to its equally popular whitening counterparts, Papaya and Glutathione, is better; the three ingredients actually whiten and lighten skin in their own terms, but Papaya can be drying to the skin and Glutathione can be very expensive, not to mention it's something that's more effective if supported orally. Kojic Acid, on the other hand, is gentler, may produce results faster, and can even be used by those with sensitive skin (but should be used with necessary precautions) compared to most whitening ingredients. Kojic Acid is sourced from either mushrooms or rice; the latter is safer so look for a skin lightening/whitening range that derives Kojic Acid from rice - Kojie San is a great example.
I have also learned in the event that in dermatology, lightening and whitening have different meanings; I am aware that these are marketing terms used interchangeably and depending on the country, but I've always believed that there are minor differences between the two and it has been confirmed; according to the presentation, Whitening is a complete change in color, while Lightening refers to the evening of skin tone specifically the targeting of hyper pigmented skin areas.
So if you have uneven skin tone, tan lines from your recent beach trip, or post- acne marks, Kojic Acid is a great ingredient to choose in getting back your evenness because it's generally safe and effective; you can even use it for weekly exfoliation and you don't have to search far and wide nor shell out a lot for Kojic Acid because it is readily available in drugstores.
Such an interesting event! I learned a lot!
Care to share your thoughts/experiences about Kojic Acid and Kojie San? Let's talk about it in the comments section!
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