Kojic Acid

(BAN, USAN, rINN)
Kojic Acid Chemical formula
Synonyms: Kójico, ácido. 5-Hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-4-pyrone.
Cyrillic synonym: Койевая Кислота.

💊 Chemical information

Chemical formula: C6H6O4 = 142.1.
CAS — 501-30-4.

💊 Profile

Kojic acid is reported to inhibit melanin production and is used in topical preparations for the treatment of hyperpigmentation disorders. Kojic acid is also used as a food additive.
1. Lim JT. Treatment of melasma using kojic acid in a gel containing hydroquinone and glycolic acid. Dermatol Surg 1999; 25: 282–4.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Chile: Unitone 4. Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Cellskinlab Phyto Spot; Melasoft†; Neoquin; Braz.: Melani-D Maos; Chile: Alastik†; D 4†; Neostrata; Phyto Spot; Primacy Phyto +†; Mex.: Nova Derm; Port.: Despigmentante; Fade Cream†.
Published December 20, 2018.