Kojic cream is a skin lightening cream that is to be applied topically to reduce the dark spots, blemishes and bluntness on the face post acne or pimples. It also has antioxidant, antiproliferative, anti-inflammatory and radioprotective properties which make the skin lighter and can reduce pigmentation. This cream contains kojic acid as an active ingredient that works by blocking the production of tyrosine which is responsible for melanin formation. Melanin is the substance that affects the colour of skin, hair or eye. Kojic cream is meant for external application only. Do not use it without consulting a doctor or dermatologist. Also, inform the doctor if you are using other topical creams for any disorders. It is advised to wear protective clothing and sunscreen before stepping out....
Q: What is Kojic cream used for?
A: Kojic cream acts as a skin lightening cream that is used to improve the skin texture and pigment. Kojic cream helps in lessening the dark spots and dullness on the skin due to hyperpigmentation and helps in skin tone also.
Q: What side-effects can be experienced while applying Kojic cream?
A: You may rarely experience skin rash, itching, irritation, swelling on skin etc. after using this cream. Discontinue using this cream immediately if you experience any of such signs and talk to your doctor. Also, on long term use of this cream can make your skin more prone to sunburn. So be careful and use sunscreens while going out in the sun. Caution is advised to persons with sensitive skin.
Q: How to apply Kojic cream?
It is very important that you use this cream only as directed by the doctor.
Before using it cleanse your face properly to exfoliate the dead skin and remove excess oil.
Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor suggested.
Do not apply this medicine to windburned or sunburned skin or on open wounds.
Wash your hands and clean the skin properly before applying the cream.
Q: Is Kojic cream non-comedogenic?
A: Yes it is non-comedogenic. It does not clog the skin pores.
Q: Is Kojic cream used for hyperpigmentation?
A: Hyperpigmentation is basically defined as dark patches on the skin due to excessive formation of melanin. Kojic cream stops or inhibits the formation of melanin and summed up the pigmentation. It helps the skin tone and brightens the skin appearance.
Q: Does Kojic cream contains steroid?
A: No it doesn't contain any steroid. Hence it is devoid of side effects.