What Is Kojic Acid Dipalmitate?

Kojic Acid Dipalmitate is a derivative of Kojic Acid, it is a potent skin lightener that is often used as a substitute for Kojic Acid due to its ability to remain stable under various conditions. It is a more mature product and generally takes longer to manufacture than Kojic Acid.

This particular skin lightener has been used for decades by product manufacturers and can be effectively incorporated into a DIY skin lightening cream as it remains stable under a wide pH range between 4-7.

Key Facts About Kojic Acid Dipalmitate

1. Kojic Acid Dipalmitate does not oxidise easily as compared to Kojic Acid, it is not sensitive to pH, light, heat and oxidation and does not react with metal ions resulting in color changes.

2. Kojic Acid Dipalmite and Kojic Acid both tend to whiten the skin, to a pale-white undertone, not a yellow undertone.

3. Skin lightening results are generally observed over time with consistent daily or twice-daily use.

4. Aim to use your DIY skin lightening lotion within a 6 month time period.

5. Kojic Acid Dipalmitate is soluble in water and oil, but aim to use oils for the best results.

6. Adding about a teaspoon (6-10grams)  to a 4ounce lotion will create a 5-10% Kojic Acid Formulation.  Do not add more than that.

How To Use Kojic Acid Dipalmitate Powder For Skin Lightening

To add Kojic Acid Dipalmitate powder to your skin lightening cream or natural brightening lotion, it takes a simple 4 step process.

1. Ensure all your ingredients ready. 1) Any base cream (skin brightening/lightening lotions work best) 2) Kojic Acid Dipalmitate powder 3) Vegetable Oil. You will also require two pots (a smaller and a larger one) to mix and dissolve the powder with the oil.

2)  Mix 1-2teaspoon (about 5-10 grams) in with a small amount of vegetable oil or any oil. Glycerin can also be used. Do not use water.  Place the mixture into a stainless steel pot, and use the double boiling method. Place the pot on top of another pot with warm water under heat. Mix, and wait until the powder has fully dissolved with the oil (it should not be grainy or powdery). 

3) The mixture will take on a buttery, creamy color. Once the mixture is clear, you will know the powder has fully dissolved.

4) Add the fully dissolved powder (with the oil) into your base lotion until it's fully mixed together. Add a little at a time, until it's all completely absorbed. 

Voila, you have just turned an ordinary brightening lotion, into a potent skin lightening lotion which you can use for at least 6 months.   Repeat the process as you wish.  Adding Alpha Arbutin powder will increase the potency of the lotion.  

Pre-cautions

Kojic Acid, like Alpha Arbutin does not have many side effects, and is generally safe for most people. 

However, this product is not intended for internal use.  Do not add the powder to products containing lactic acid, or AHAs as this can affect the pH balance of the lotion. If redness, itching, or irritation occurs, discontinue use immediately.

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