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ATCL10083 Dermastir

Dermastir Luxury - Kojic Acid (Whitening) skincare ampoules - 10 x 3ml

by Dermastir
£69.44
69.44
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Product Description

    • However, while hydroquinone works by inhibiting the activity of tyrosinase by acting as a melanocyte cytotoxic inhibitor and by increasing the cytotoxicity of melanocytes (melanin-producing cells), kojic acid lightens the skin solely by suppressing tyrosinase activity (by inhibiting catecholase activity of tyrosinase) in a non-traditional fashion
    • Kojic acid is revered worldwide for its skin-lightening abilities, and is commonly used in topical formulations to treat dark spots.

      Kojic acid is a by-product in the fermentation process of malting rice for use in the manufacture of sake, the Japanese rice wine
    • Both glycolic acid and kojic acid, as well as glycolic acid with hydroquinone are highly effective in reducing the pigment in melasma patients (Source: Dermatological Surgery, May 1996, pages 443–447).

      Why aren't there more products available containing kojic acid?
      Kojic acid is an extremely unstable ingredient in cosmetic formulations
    • However, there is no research showing that kojic dipalmitate is as effective as kojic acid, though it is a good antioxidant

    • PROPERTIES
      Kojic acid (5-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-4-pyrone) is used in skin care formulations to lighten the skin, like another agent, hydroquinone
    • Many cosmetics companies use kojic dipalmitate as an alternative because it is far more stable in formulations
    • Research shows that Kojic Acid is best presented and stored in glass ampoules.
    • There is definitely convincing research, both in vitro and in vivo, and also in animal studies, showing that kojic acid is effective for inhibiting melanin production (Sources: Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, August 2002, pages 1045–1048; Analytical Biochemistry, June 2002, pages 260–268; Cellular Signalling, September 2002, pages 779–785; American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, September-October 2000, pages 261–268; and Archives of Pharmacal Research, August 2001, pages 307–311)
    • Upon exposure to air or sunlight it turns a strange shade of brown and loses its efficacy

Nutrition Information

  • http://images.altacare.com/gallery/formulas/en/1%20DERMASTIR%20AMPOULES%20KOJIC%20ACID%20FORMULATION.pdf

Directions

  • Do not expose yourself to the sun. Avoid contact with eyes and in case rinse with water. The skincare ampoule tip must be broken by using a piece of cloth.
  • HCODE

    ATCL10083

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