WHAT IS KOJIVIT ULTRA NATURAL SKIN WHITENING CREAM
Kojivit Ultra cream is a branded skin care / skin whitening product sold by Micro Labs Limited and is available as a 30 gram tube of cream for topical application in okdermo store. Kojivit Ultra cream is prescribed in the management of post inflammatory pigmentation, skin hyper pigmentated dark patches, freckles and acne scars. Kojivit Ultra is all-natural skin whitening solution with super effective ingredients such as Niacinamide, Glycolic Acid, Kojic Acid Dipalmitate, Arbutin, Mulberry Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Licorice Extract, Tetrahydrocurcumin and Octinoxate sunscreen component.
KEY INGREDIENTS OF KOJIVIT ULTRA NATURAL SKIN WHITENING CREAM
Niacinamide 4% – Boosting the immunity of your skin. There are cells in your skin – Langerhans cells. They are responsible for the protection and repair mechanisms of your skin. They are shy little guys, and when you expose your skin to the sun, especially when you burn your skin, they temporarily retreat leaving the skin without its natural immunity against invading microbes or the safeguards against the activity of precancerous lesions. Niacinamide (Nicotinmide) improves epidermal barrier performance. Everything about your skin is better when the epidermal lipid barrier is functioning at its peak. Your lipid barrier helps retain moisture, keeps it hydrated for longer and will protect your skin from the harshness of the environment, regardless of the time of year. Niacinamide increases the production of ceramides (an essential component of your lipid barrier), keeping the skin strong and preventing Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL).
Glycolic Acid 3% – Derived from plants such as sugar cane, pineapple and sugar beets – its botanical properties help to treat skin conditions such as Psoriasis, Melasma and Seborrheic keratosis
Glycolic Acid is the holy grail for exfoliation, effectively removing the outermost layer of dead cells from the complexion, revealing brighter, fresher skin. Glycolic Acid is used often to treat scarring, skin discoloration and signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. If you suffer from dull, pigmented or aging skin, look to invest in a once a week exfoliating treatment or an at-home prodcut containing Glycolic Acid. It can transfer water molecules from the air into the skin tissue, replenishing any lost moisture. This makes it an effective ingredient in moisturizers when used at low strengths.
Studies show that Glycolic Acid assists with boosting collagen production, which is brilliant for plumping up the skin. Collagen is a vital structural protein, helping the skin tissue remain firm and resist wrinkling. At low strengths, glycolic acid is the key ingredient to look out for when it comes to shopping anti-aging moisturizers or face masks, ideal for plumping, smoothing and refreshing your complexion. It reacts with the top layer of skin, breaking it down by dissolving sebum and other substances that bind cells together. Made up of small molecules, it is able to penetrate the skin deeply and easily. This makes it most effective for treating fine lines, acne, blackheads, dullness, oiliness and uneven texture. Dead skin cells are sloughed off revealing smoother, brighter, younger looking skin. Kojivit Ultra Cream is available which feature Glycolic Acid in 3 percentage of concentration, and also pH levels.
Kojic Acid 2.5% – is a whitening and oxidizing agent. It penetrates through the skin and oxidizes the melanocytes thereby lightens the complexion of skin. Natural and organically derived Hydroquinone strength alternative. Both Hydroquinone and Kojic Acid work by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme needed to make melanin. Hydroquinone also increases the breakdown of melanosomes (melanin pigment granules) in the melanocytes (the cells that produce melanin). Both ingredients are effective at treating brown spots, melasma and freckles.
Yes, both Hydroquinone and Kojic Acid ingredients has their side effects as everything in our world. Although claims that hydroquinone causes cancer are false, it can still cause irritation and redness in people with sensitive skin, as well as allergies due to its chemical nature. It can also cause ochronosis (a bluish black discoloration of certain tissues) in people with darker skin tones. Although it is not clear why this happens, it seems to be linked with excessive and unprotected exposure to the sun.
Kojic Acid is often deemed as a safer and gentler but still effective natural Hydroquinone alternative for people with sensitive skin who cannot tolerate chemical Hydroquinone component, but Kojic acid has a few sides effects too. It has a high sensitizing potential and can cause allergies. In addition, both ingredients are unstable and can degrade (and lose their efficacy) when exposed to light and air. Therefore, skin-lightening products with these ingredients should be packaged in airtight and opaque tubes.
Although both hydroquinone and kojic acid are effective at treating hyperpigmentation, a combination of the two works best. However, both ingredients can cause irritations and allergies in some people so, before starting any treatment, it would be best to consult your dermatologist.
Arbutin 1.5% – is a glycoside, safe and effective ingredient for skin lightening and lightening of acne scars. A glycosylated hydroquinone extracted from the bearberry plant in the genus. It prevents the formation of melanin by inhibiting tyrosinase and is therefore used as a skin-lightening agent. Arbutin is a molecule extracted from the bearberry plant that prevents the formation of melanin. Kojic acid (derived from mushrooms) and licorice root (derived from the licorice plant) are derived from different natural ingredients, but they all function as tyrosinase inhibitors to provide skin lightening and brightening effects. Since arbutin’s active component is released slowly, it can be less irritating than other skin-lightening agents and better for those with sensitive skin. Plus, the bearberry plant actually has sun protection properties and can reduce the degree of skin darkening after sun exposure. While hydroquinone works by killing the cells that produce pigmentation and melanin, arbutin inhibits the enzymes that stimulate pigment-producing cells.
Octinoxate 7.5% – is found in many cosmetics and sunscreens. It works by absorbing the UV-B rays from the sun, and thus protects the skin. Octinoxate is the most widely used UVB-absorbing agent in sunscreen today. While studies have not shown octinoxate to be quite toxic. Octinoxate, also known as ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, is a common ingredient in sunscreens, shampoos, lipsticks and other products. It serves a number of different functions as an active ingredient in sunscreens. First, it disperses the sun’s UVB rays, which cause burns. As a UVB absorber, octinoxate does its job and prevents burns.
Mulberry Extract 1% – (Morus alba) works by inhibiting the tyrosinase activity an reducing the production of melanin pigment. Mulberry extract and other species of the mulberry plant have been shown to effectivly inhibit melanogenesis (melanin production) with possibly a more potent ability than Kojic acid. Clinical trials have found that mulberry root bark extract and leaf extract from the twigs can inhibit tyrosinase activity be as much as 50%. Cosmetices containing white mulberry extract can also improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by helping to restore fibrillin. White mulberry and paper mulberry are both considered suitable for dermatological use.
Tocopheryl Acetate 1% – (Vitamin E), a natural skin-conditioning agent and antioxidant. It is the ester of Acetic Acid and Tocopherol and is often used as an alternative to pure Tocopherol (or undiluted Vitamin E) because it is considered more stable and less acidic. It can be fond in vegetable oils, dairy products, meat, eggs, cereals, nuts, and leafy green and yellow vegetables. As a known antioxidant, anti-aging agent, moisturizer, anti-inflammatory, with enhanced SPF properties, Tocopherol Acetate is valued both as a dietary supplement and skincare active. It is used in a variety of cosmetic and personal care products, including lipstick, eye shadow, blushers, face powders and foundations, moisturizers, skin care products, bath soaps and detergents, and hair conditioners. Tocopheryl Acetate enhances the efficacy of active sunscreen ingredients, reduces the formation of free radicals from exposure to UV rays, and promotes the healing process. It also strengthens the skin’s barrier function, protects the skin barrier’s lipid balance, and reduces transepidermal water loss.
Allantoin 0.4% – Allantoin helps to soften and protect while actively soothing skin. It also stimulates cell regeneration promoting healthy skin. It comes from an extract from the root of the comfrey plant and is a soothing, non-irritating ingredient that has the ability to help heal the skin and stimulate the growth of healthy tissue. It works as an effective skin softener. Allantoin is a soothing, non-irritating compound that has the ability to help heal the skin and stimulate the growth of healthy tissue, works as an effective skin softener.
Licorice Extract 40% 0.5% – (Glycyrrhiza glabra) has been used in China since ancient times to treat all sorts of skin complaints and in the early 1990’s the whitening compound, glabridin, was first identified by Japanese scientists. Glabridin protects the skin by absorbing harmful UVA and UVB rays. Clinical trials have shown that it is effective in treating hyperpigmentation (including dark spots) and it can be used to reverse the damage caused by acne scars. Glabridin has the capacity to inhibit the activity of the tyrosinase enzyme by as much as 50% without damaging skin cells. Liquorice extract has anti-inflammatory properties that help to calm the skin and reduce skin irritation and redness.
Tetrahydrocurcumin 0.05% – Tetrahydrocurcuminoids is a colourless composition derived from the yellow curcuminoids, useful in brightening and lightening skin tone, and in offering protection against the development of melanoma. Tetrahydrocurcuminoids provide the bioprotectant antioxidant effects of turmeric without the yellow colour of curry. Derived from turmeric roots, this composition is a scientifically-proven topical antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, with ultraviolet B (UVB) protectant effects and superior antioxidant efficacy as compared to ascorbic acid and Vitamin E. A potent inhibitor of melanogenesis, its activity was found to be several fold greater than Kojic acid, glabridin and other natural extracts. The hydrogenated and colourless derivatives of curcuminoids, namely tetrahydrocurcuminoids, include tetrahydrocurcumin (THC), tetrahydrodemethoxycurcumin (THDMC) and tetrahydrobisdemethoxycurcumin (THBDMC). Studies indicate that tetrahydrocurcuminoids, particularly tetrahydrocurcumin, efficiently inhibit tyrosinase. Tetrahydrocurcumin efficiently inhibits tyrosinase and is more effective than Kojic acid, arbutin and Vitamin C, which are used as natural depigmenting agents. The powerful tyrosinase inhibitory activity of tetrahydrocurcumin could also slow down melanogenesis, thereby lightening the skin tone.
WHY TO USE KOJIVIT ULTRA NATURAL SKIN WHITENING CREAM
Kojivit Ultra Cream can be administered in the prevention, control and treatment of following diseases and conditions: sunburn, age spots, melasma, post-inflammatory pigmentation of the skin, wrinkles and lines on skin, after pregnancy skin pigmentation, hypomelanotic skin pigmentation disorders, premature aging, acne scars lightening, skin lightening.
Effectiveness and efficacy of Kojivit Ultra Cream is a perfect solution for skin lightening and anti-ageing. Composition and individual ingredients of Kojivit Ultra cream claimed to be super effective in pigmentation reduction and protection against inflammation (which causes wrinkles and freckles and thus ageing of skin). Consult a dermatologist before using this medical skin cream to know if you can use it.
SIDE EFFECTS OF KOJIVIT ULTRA NATURAL SKIN WHITENING CREAM
Though the side effects due to interactions of the individual ingredients of this medicinal Kojivit Ultra Cream are not known, below are the commonly reported side effects of this skin cream: dry skin, irritation, burning or stinging at application site, itchy skin, allergy. Contact a dermatologist immediately should side effects persist or worsen. Arbutin ingredient may cause skin rash as a side effect and it is not clear yet due to lack of studies.
HOW TO USE KOJIVIT ULTRA NATURAL SKIN WHITENING CREAM
Here are 2 different suggested ways to use Kojivit Ultra Cream that one may follow:
- The Kojivit Ultra Cream should be applied nightly and a good sunscreen should be applied in the following morning and this routine may be followed up to three weeks.
- Apply the topical Kojivit Ultra Cream twice a day on the dark spots and freckles for the first two weeks, followed by nightly application for next few weeks and then decrease the frequency to once a week.
PRECAUTIONS WHEN USING KOJIVIT ULTRA NATURAL SKIN WHITENING CREAM
- Though Kojivit Ultra Cream is available as an over the counter in okdermo skin care store, it is better to take expert advice on the need to use it from your dermatologist.
- Avoid exposing your skin to the sun as it may cause sun burns resulting in to darkening of the skin, given it rapidly exfoliates the skin. Hence, it is advised to be used during night time only.
- One should carefully read about all the ingredients of this medicine to ensure that they should not cause any reaction or allergies.
- This skin can cause irritation on the first time. So better try it on alternative nights for two weeks before applying it every night.
- For best results make sure to follow the instructions on how to use the product provided on the product.
SAFETY MEASURES WHEN USING KOJIVIT ULTRA NATURAL SKIN WHITENING CREAM
For topical application Kojivit Ultra Cream is relatively safe to use during pregnancy, but should be used only if clearly needed and after visiting dermatologist. Only doctor may determine if this medicine is safe for you. This medicine is relatively safe to use while breast feeding, but should not be applied any where near breast. Make sure the baby doesn’t come in to contact with the cream and use this medicine only when clearly needed. Consult a doctor to know if this medicine is safe for you during breastfeeding.
Applying as many times as you want per day will not make your results from using Kojivit Ultra Cream better but that will be harmful for the skin. Generally it is advised to be used twice or once in a day. Please follow your dermatologist’s instructions on this.