WHAT IS KOJIGLO GEL – KOJIC ACID 2% / OCTINOXATE 7.5% /ARBUTIN 1.5% / PINE BARK EXRACT 2%
Kojiglo Gel® manufactured by reputable Alkem Laboratories and it’s main purpose is to naturally reduces synthesis of melanin under various forms of hyperpigmentation such as dark and age spots, freckles and melasma with the help of strong but natural hydroquinone alternative ingredients like Kojic Acid Dipalmitate 2%, Octinoxate 7.5%, Arbutin 1.5%, Pine Bark Extract 2% and Allantoin 0.4%. Kojiglo gel reduces dark spots and evens skin color, has a natural anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, reduces the probability of the risk of skin hypersensitivity, exfoliates and regenerates facial skin cells, has a moisturizing effect, protects against UV-rays.
KEY ACTIVE SUBSTANCES OF KOJIGLO GEL
Kojic Acid Dipalmitate 2% – more efficient and stable form of kojic and palmitic acid which inhibits the activity of tyrosinase, thereby blocking the activity and the formation of melanin, it’s a natural Hydroquinone alternative. Kojic acid is produced from fermented rice and fungus such as mushrooms and is also a chemical compound that can lighten melasma caused by excess pigment in the skin. It is thought to be just as effective as hydroquinone in treating skin pigmentation problems without causing the sensitivity and toxic reactions. This natural substance oxidizes quickly and must be stored in a tight bottle away from heat and light.
Arbutin 1.5% – lightens the skin and inhibits the activity of the cells that synthesize melanin. Arbutin is a skin care ingredient that is derived from the leaves of the mulberry, cranberry and blueberry plants. It is also considered to be the natural form of hydroquinone. Arbutin works with a similar mechanism as hydroquinone, by suppressing the production of excess melanin.
Octinoxate 7.5% – a secure organic sunscreen broad-spectrum (UVB / UBA) on the basis of cinnamic acid. Octinoxate, also called Octyl methoxycinnamate or (OMC), is a UV filter. It can be absorbed rapidly through skin. Octinoxate has been detected in human urine, blood and breast milk, which indicates that humans are systemically exposed to this compound. Octinoxate is an endocrine disruptor that mimics estrogen and can disrupt thyroid function. Octinoxate filters UV‐B rays from the sun. Octinoxate dissolves in oil, which makes it a fat-seeking substance in the body. It is formed by combining methoxycinnamic acid and 2-ethylhexanol- compounds which are not harmful on their own. When mixed together, they form a clear liquid that does not dissolve in water. It is found in hair color products and shampoos, sunscreen, lipstick, nail polish, and skin creams. In products other than sunscreens, it is used as a UV filter to protect the products from degrading when exposed to the sun.
Pine Bark Extract 2% – strong natural ingredient which improves skin elasticity, strengthens capillaries and has antioxidant, anti-virus, as well as the anti-inflammatory effect. Pine bark extract, also known as Pycnogenol, is derived from the Pinus pinaster plant and contains potent antioxidants called proanthocyanidins, which are responsible for most of its effects. Research suggests that supplementing with pine bark extract can provide an abundance of benefits that enhance overall health.
Allantoin 0.4% – a moisturizing and healing active agent which has a strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity. Allantoin stimulates healthy tissue formation and enhances healing while acting as a skin protectant. Allantoin in high concentrations used in Mederma cream and is prescribed as a scar treatment solution.
DO NOT USE KOJIGLO GEL
If you have hypersensitivity or allergic reactions to the active substances or any component of the gel, skin lesions (wounds, burns), photosensitivity, skin infection, acne, herpes, pregnancy and lactation, children under 12 years, acute inflammation (including eczema) lesions of the skin (dermatitis, seborrhea, and others.), rosacea, cuperosis and other vascular defects. Side effects of Kojiglo Gel – dryness, peeling, burning, redness, erythema, pruritus.
HOW TO USE KOJIGLO GEL – KOJIC ACID 2% / OCTINOXATE 7.5% /ARBUTIN 1.5% / PINE BARK 2%
- Wash off the fat and dirt from the skin by using a cleanser, applied once or twice a day to clean and dry skin, avoiding the eyes and lips;
- If you feeling of tightness or dryness of the skin, apply a little moisturizer;
- After the procedure, be sure to wash your hands, always use sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher);
- Skin lightening effect develops after 2-8 weeks of treatment, second course is possible after consultation with a dermatologist.