what is kojic acid

What is Kojic Acid and What is it Good for?

You are probably wondering what is Kojic Acid, so we are going to explain everything you need to know. Do you ever look in the mirror and see dark spots from acne scarring or sun damage? It can sometimes feel like those spots will be a permanent part of your look, but you don’t have to live with them forever if you don’t want to. 

Thanks to the introduction of Kojic Acid in skin-care products, women (and men!) everywhere are noticing a decrease in the pesky spots that have taken, what seemed to be, permanent residence on their skin. 

What is Kojic Acid? 

Kojic Acid is a natural metabolite produced from different types of fungi. Its main use is in skin-care products and is designed to temporarily lighten the skin. 

Similar to Hydroquinone, Kojic Acid is able to help with age spots, melasma, freckles, and acne scarring. This lightning process occurs by the Kojic Acid blocking the enzyme Tyrosinase. This enzyme is necessary when it comes to the production of melanin. So by blocking Tyrosinase there is a reduction in the amount of pigment that your skin can produce, which overall lightens your skin.  

Despite the lightning effects that Kojic Acid has, it is not bleach, nor is it permanent. Kojic Acid is non-cytotoxic, meaning it is not harmful to live cells, therefore can not permanently change your skin tone. 

In order to reap all of the benefits that Kojic Acid can provide, you should also take advantage of its counterpart, Hydroquinone as well. These ingredients are found in different creams, spot treatments, or serums and can easily become a regular part of your skin-care routine. 

Recommended Kojic Acid

SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense is a daily serum that has provided amazing results and is also D-Lux Med Spa approved. This serum targets visible skin unevenness giving you brighter-looking skin.  

Kojic Acid is ready for you to part ways with your acne scarring and dark spots and is going to help you look as bright as you feel. There is always an opportunity for you to add a new step in your skin-care regimen because let’s face it, we all want to give our skin the nutrients and ingredients it needs to help us be the best possible versions of ourselves. Will you be introducing Kojic Acid into your life?

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Alex grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Florida in 2016 to attend Florida Gulf Coast University. After graduating in 2020, she attended the University of Miami and received her Masters in Skin Biology. Alex has the long term goal of becoming a PA.

Jordan is another Naples, Florida homegrown! She comes to us with over 8 years of experience, previously specializing in vascular care. Jordan is also a busy mom of THREE boys, who finds her role of MOM as a source of inspiration and joy that fuels her commitment to making a positive impact professionally.

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Sharon is originally from the Boston area and has lived in Southwest Florida for over 20 years. Sharon came to us with 20 plus years of management and customer service experience. After staying at home to raise her twins for seven years she was excited to get back to work joining D-Lux Medspa in 2017. when she’s not working she enjoys cooking, gardening and has a passion for all things organization! Sharon and her husband Wayde also enjoy fishing trips, going diving with there children Carly and Chase or just going for a walk with their dog Ginger.

Alexis is a Naples Florida native who graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2019. Alexis brings her organizational skills along with her experience in the field of aesthetic management. When she’s not busy getting things ship-shape at DLux, you’ll find her soaking up the sun at the beach, enjoying boat trips, traveling and spending quality time with her adorable son Landon and two furry companions, Beau and Riley.

Nichole moved to SouthWest Florida 10 years ago after residing in Albuquerque New Mexico for most of her life. She met Dana not long after her arrival and they have been fast friends ever since. With a background in sales and graphic design Nichole brings her passion for delivering impeccable customer/patient service to her role at Dlux Medspa. When she’s not at the office she enjoys cooking (ask her about her old food blog!), being “artsy” and helping curate the Dlux Instagram accounts. She tries to avoid exercise at any cost, but somehow manages to get a work out in every once in a while, even if it is against her will.