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Fact Sheet: Kojic Acid

INCI name: Kojic Acid
Function: Antioxidant, lightening substance.
Origin: Synthetic, botanical.
Concentration allowed by European regulations : Up to 1% in finished cosmetic products.
Where to find it / them? : Face masks, body lotions/milks, face creams, soaps, serums, face cleansers, eye creams, toners.
Risks to health: Potential endocrine disruptor, potential allergen, potential skin irritant, suspected carcinogen, suspected mutagen, potential skin penetration.
Risks to the environment : /
More information : Organic compatible (COSMOS standard). Its use is prohibited in Japan.