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Kojic Acid VS Alpha Arbutin

Kojic Acid

  1. It is derived from several different types of fungi.
  2. It penetrates much deeper into the skin and inhibits tyrosine activity.
  3. It is unstable & hence difficult to find products.
  4. It works on pigmentation.
  5. It is antifungal and antibacterial.
  6. It exhibits antioxidant properties.

Alpha Arbutin

  1. It is extracted from the dried leaves of blueberry, cranberry, and barberry.
  2. It inhibits tyrosine activity and helps in reducing pigmentation.
  3. It is quite stable & hence more options are available.
  4. It works on pigmentation.
  5. It works well with most other ingredients.
  6. It exhibits antioxidant properties.

Can Kojic Acid and Alpha Arbutin be used together?

Using Kojic acid and alpha-arbutin together can show better effects as they will work on the same pathway and increase each other’s efficacy but keep the %s in mind.

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