Natural Skin Lightener & Improves Complexion
5% Kojic Acid & Vitamin E
Derma Science’s Skin Brightening Serum is a night oil treatment targeting skin tone and complexion brightening.
Kojic Acid is a natural ingredient that is an effective skin lightener and is proven to
- Brighten and achieve even tone skin
- Improve the appearance of hyperpigmented and photodamaged skin.
- Prevent dark pigmentation from forming and in effect brightening the skin.
Kojic acid is a compound that is commonly derived from various fungi. Kojic acid is often used as a skin lightening agent because of its effects on a protein known as tyrosinase. According to Dr. Alaina J James at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, kojic acid works by preventing a specific function of tyrosinase called its catecholase function. The important thing to understand about the catecholase function is that it is the most important step in making the compound melanin. Melanin is the primary pigment in skin. Thus, by inhibiting the tyrosinase protein’s ability to make melanin, kojic acid is able to prevent skin pigmentation, which can help lighten the skin’s tone.
Paraffinum Liquidum, Polysorbate 20, Alpha Tocopherol (Vit E ), Kojic Di-Palmitate, Fragrance