Originally discovered in several varieties of mushrooms, kojic acid is an off-white crystalline powder. A by-product in the fermentation process of malting rice, kojic acid helps as a preservative booster, and works to preserve colors in formulations. Kojic also helps skin tone appear more even.
Parts Used: Aspergillus oryzae
Method of Extraction: Fermentation
Country of Origin: China
Appearance: Off-white or buff-yellow crystal.
Shelf Life: 3 years in an unopened container under cool and dry storage conditions, void of light.