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What is kojic acid?

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Kojic acid is a more recent remedy for treating pigment problems and age spots. First developed in 1989, kojic acid has a similar effect as hydroquinone. It's made from a fungus. Studies have shown it's good at lightening skin.

From: Understanding Skin Care Products WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  American Academy of Dermatology.  WebMD Feature: "Nutrients for Healthy Skin: Inside and Out".

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on January 11, 2017

SOURCES:  American Academy of Dermatology.  WebMD Feature: "Nutrients for Healthy Skin: Inside and Out".

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on January 11, 2017

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