Cosmetic Product Raw Material Kojic Acid CAS 501-30-4

Cosmetic Product Raw Material Kojic Acid CAS 501-30-4

Product Name Kojic Acid   
Molecular Formula C6H6O4
Molecular Weight 142.11
GradeCosmetic,Food & Medicine Grade
Melting Point 151-156°C
Appearance White crystalline powder

What is Kojic acid ?
Kojic acid is a kind of specialized inhibitor for melanin. It can prevent the tyrosinase activity through synthesizing with copper ion in the cells after it enters skin cells. Kojic acid and its derivative has better inhibitory effect on tyrosinase than any other skin whitening agents. At present it is assigned into various kinds of cosmetics for curing freckles, spots on the skin of old man, pigmentation and acne. 

Kojic acid Fuction 
Used in cosmetics, food additives, pharmaceutical etc,Used for quantitative analysis of ferric iron reagent.
1.       kojic acid is widely used in food production. In the pas, because of oxidation resistance, it has been used for kojic acid grease to prevent rancidity. Recent reports, kojic acid has sterilization and insect resistance, as food preservatives, preservatives, color protection agent has obvious effect, can replace chemical preservatives, which is widely used in meat dish processing color, fresh fruits and vegetables, antiseptic raw food, but also can be used as cut flowers preservation and conservation agent to extend shelf life. Kojic acid is added in the food, do not influence the taste, aroma and texture and hinder the conversion of nitrite in paired human carcinogenic nitrosamines, which hinder or inhibition of cured meat products upgrading has a very important significance. Agricultural production, kojic acid can be used as biological pesticide, used as an insecticide, and can be used as bio fertilizer, regardless of the spraying or root application, the yield of grain and vegetables income effect is remarkable.
2.        as a food flavoring agent of maltol and ethyl maltol raw materials.
3.        kojic acid can be used to produce cephalosporin antibiotic raw materials.
4.        In addition that kojic acid is widely used in food processing, but also has good freckle, whitening beauty effect. Kojic acid and its derivatives such as acetate has certain antibacterial and on the skin without a one-time stimulus and cumulative irritation, can be used as a preservative in cosmetics and food. Can strongly absorb ultraviolet light, used lonely or compatibility with all kinds of sunscreen products such as soap and so on. Treatment and prevention and treatment of skin pigmentation such as the formation of chloasma, dosage of 1~2.5% effect is obvious. It helps to keep moisture, reduce skin wrinkles. In activities ,it can be with dandruff remover.
5.       It can be used for seasoning and manufacturing raw materials of kojic acid and ethyl maltol leaves skin pigment.