Kojic acid

Since its discovery in Japan decades ago, kojic acid has become one of the most effective depigmenting active ingredients available. It inhibits tyrosinase enzyme production, which is responsible for regulating melanin; lightens the skin, evens the skin tone and improves the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation caused by the sun or hormonal changes. This antioxidant ingredient also helps to treat wrinkles and other signs of ageing.