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Kojic Acid Side Effects

Discussion in 'Melasma' started by Jennifer23, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. Jennifer23

    Jennifer23 Well-Known Member

    Ok so i just made a fatal mistake in using my kojic acid cream and i thought i would help other members here before they make the same mistake when they are using there kojic acid soap or kojic acid cream.

    Kojic acid is a natural ingredient that is found in plants and fungi, it helps to reduce melanin production in the skin. Kojic acid is a great depigmenting agent. Kojic acid is found in many skin lightening soaps and creams. Kojic acid can be used to treat hyperpigmentation, acne scars and melasma. Kojic acid also has some bad side effects and this occurs a lot with people that have sensitive skin or people that are sing other exfoliating products.

    I burned my face with my kojic acid cream from over exfoliation.
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    Kojic Acid Side Effects
    • It can cause irritation and rashes.
    • It can cause inflammation and redness.
    • It can cause uncontrollable peeling skin.
    • It can cause contact dermatitis.
    • It can cause skin thinning.
    • It can cause Over Exfoliation.

    Safety Precautions to take when using kojic acid
    • Don't brush your skin too hard.
    • Don't use other exfoliating agents.
    • Don't expose your skin to the sun.
    • Moisturize and use cortisone cream at the sign of any inflammation and stop the application of the kojic acid products
  2. SoBright

    SoBright Well-Known Member

    ouch sorry i hope you are ok now ?
  3. Jennifer23

    Jennifer23 Well-Known Member

    Yes i am thank you, a little aloe vera and cortisone does the trick.
  4. EbonyNY

    EbonyNY Moderator

    Sorry about that, this is why i always use kojic acid solo
  5. JLawFan

    JLawFan Member

    I'm glad you're doing better now
  6. Texan22

    Texan22 Member

    does anyone have experience with kojic acid and melasma ?
  7. xoxoBabe

    xoxoBabe Well-Known Member

    I think it is very effective for melasma.
  8. Texan22

    Texan22 Member

    I also have very sensitive skin.
  9. xoxoBabe

    xoxoBabe Well-Known Member

    As long as you use it very carefully you're gonna be fine and listen to your skin like alleycat always say !!!
  10. Texan22

    Texan22 Member

    Ok thank for the advice :D
  11. xoxoBabe

    xoxoBabe Well-Known Member

    No problem always here to help.

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