Kojic acid for Dark Circles

“Sometimes I’m too scared to look into your beautiful eyes because I don’t want to fall even more in love with you.” – Quote by an anonymous source.
Have you been plagued by doubts over fine lines (or crow’s feet as they are known in slang language) and dark circles below the eyes? Have you tried various homemade remedies passed from generation to generation but of no avail? Well if the answers to both the questions are a resounding yes, then we have a little secret for you. Shhh! don’t tell anyone, it’s just for you. The magic mantra is Kojic acid.

For all of us who are not familiar with this term, here is the definition. Kojic Acid is a natural ingredient, widely used as a skin whitening agent to decrease hyperpigmentation and even skin tone.  Kojic acid is a chelation agent created by several species of fungi (more familiar to us as mushrooms), such as Aspergillus oryzae, otherwise known as koji in the Japanese language. Kojic acid is a by-product in the fermentation process of malting rice, for use in the manufacturing of sake, the world-famous Japanese rice wine.

How does Kojic acid benefit those with dark circles? Here are the answers:

• Acts as a tyrosinase inhibitor, and effectively reduce natural melanin production that causes Hyper-pigmentation.
• By reducing Melanin production, kojic acid gradually fades away dark circles.
• Acts as an effective antioxidant and antibacterial thus boosts the nourishment under the eye.


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Kojic acid is being used in the production of various creams with the above focus on lightening visible sun damage, age spots, dark circles under the eyes, or scars on various parts of the body as well. Companies around the world are now using kojic acid in their products to battle under-eye circles. As you can see this substance has the ability to focus and work its magic on the delicate tissues in the eye region.


For those who think eye creams are just moisturizing lotions with expensive tags?  Here is the opinion of a doctor in the USA. Eye creams are formulated specifically for the delicate skin around the eye, so they tend to be thicker. They contain more oil than a regular facial lotion, and they have a lot of active ingredients aimed at the problems we see around the eyes," says dermatologist Patricia Farris, MD, a clinical associate professor at Tulane University School of Medicine.


You can also read: 4 benefits of using under eye cream Eyecojic

In India, Eyecojic under eye cream uses Kojic acid in a simple formula combined with Vitamin E to work on these dark circles and fine lines. With a concentrated formula of just 2 ingredients, it starts to work its wonders within a few days. Recently launched it has already notched up good reviews from satisfied customers seeking to live up their appearances which dark circles and fine lines remove. With the naturally derived kojic acid by your side, Eyecojic cream is your friend in this battle in which you are not alone.

About the Author

Rashi Agarwal

Rashi Agarwal, is a beauty blogger and a home-maker. She writes about beauty related topics. She has keen interest in researching on various beauty products and their impact on the skin. She also likes learning about the skin and it’s reaction to its surroundings.