Cosmetic Ingredients

Cosmetic Ingredients

Kojic Acid

  • Cas: 501-30-4
  • Purity: 99%
  • MF: C6H6O4
  • EINECS: 207-922-4
  • Appearance: White Fine Powder
  • Certified: Kosher, HALAL, FDA, ISO


Kojic acid is produced by certain fungi, most notably Aspergillus oryzae. It is a by-product of malted rice used to make sake. Kojic acid is a mild inhibitor of pigment formation in plant and animal tissues.

Therefore, it is often used in food and cosmetics to change or maintain color. When combined with iron ions, kojic acid forms bright red complexes.

Product Name Kojic Acid
Cas 501-30-4
Purity 99%
EINECS 207-922-4
Appearance White Fine Powder
Certified Kosher, HALAL, FDA, ISO
Quality Non-GMO, Non-irradiation, Allergen Free, BSE/TSE Free
Application Cosmetic Raw Materials

Function of Kojic Acid

  • Kojic acid is a powerful inhibitor of melanin production. It does this by enters skin cells and inhibiting the tyrosinase enzyme, which is required for melanin production. Kojic acid and its derivatives are some of the most effective skin whitening agents available today. They can be found in a variety of cosmetics, used to treat conditions such as freckles, age spots, pigmentation, and acne.
  • It can also eliminate free radical, strengthen cell activity of cell and keep the food fresh.
  • This product also has antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Application of Kojic Acid

  • Food

Kojic acid can be used as a food additive to prevent oxidative browning or to preserve pink and red colors in seafood.

  • Cosmetics

It is a popular ingredient in cosmetics because it can help lighten the skin. It is effective at treating freckles, acne, pigmentation, and macula without any toxic or bad results. The use level of kojic acid in cosmetics is typically between 0.2 and 1.0 percent.

  • Daily chemical

Kojic acid is a daily chemicals material that can inhibit caseinase synthesis and skin melanin formation. Kojic acid and its derivatives are widely used in high-quality brightening cosmetics, bath cream, and toothpaste.

  • Medicine

It has a wide range of medical uses due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties. It’s derivatives are used in the production of antibiotics, analgesics, and anti-inflammatories. This makes kojic acid an important material in the medical field.

  • Pesticide

Pesticide Biologic fertilizer that contains 0.51.0% Kojic acid can increase the production of both food and plants.

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