Kojic’s acid primary use — and benefit — is to lighten visible sun damage, age spots, or scars. This can result in an anti-aging effect on the skin. In addition to all this, kojic acid also contains some antimicrobial properties. It may help fight off several common types of bacterial strains even in small dilutions. This can help treat acne caused by bacteria in the skin. It may also lighten scars from acne that haven’t faded yet.
Kojic acid also has antifungal properties. It’s even added to some antifungal products to increase their effectiveness. It may be useful in treating fungal infections of the skin like yeast infections, candidiasis, and ringworm or athlete’s foot. If soap containing kojic acid is used regularly, it may help prevent both bacterial and fungal infections on the body.
Niacinamide can help build proteins in the skin and lock in moisture to prevent environmental damage. Niacinamide can help your skin grow a ceramide (lipid) barrier, which can, in turn, helps retain moisture. This is beneficial for all skin types, especially if you have eczema or mature skin. Niacinamide reduces inflammation, which may help ease redness from eczema, acne, and other inflammatory skin conditions. Keeping skin smooth and moisturized may have a secondary benefit — a natural reduction in pore size over time. The benefits of moisture retention aren’t just for those with dry skin types. Niacinimide can also help regulate the amount of oil the sebaceous glands produce and prevent your glands from going into overdrive. Some research has found 5 percent niacinamide concentrations can be helpful in lightening dark spots. Benefits were seen after four weeks, but not beyond two months. This benefit may be due to increased collagen production. Research has also found that the same concentration was helpful in reducing some signs of sun damage that come with aging. This includes fine lines and wrinkles. Niacinamide may be helpful for severe acne, especially inflammatory forms like papules and pustules. Over time, you may see fewer lesions and improved skin texture.
Lactic acid brightens, smooths, and evens skin, while also making it look firmer. It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. It exfoliates by loosening the bonds between dead skin cells to reveal a more radiant complexion.
Sodium Lactate is a superior humectant moisturizer with over twice the water holding ability than Glycerin. It replenishes moisture by attracting and retaining water within the skin, preventing it from becoming dehydrated, dry and flaky. Some studies have shown that using Sodium Lactate can increase the moisture content within the skin by a minimum of 84%.
Salicylic acid is an FDA approved skin care ingredient used for the topical treatment of acne, and it’s the only beta hydroxy acid (BHA) used in skin care products. Perfect for oily skin, salicylic acid is best known for its ability to deep clean excess oil out of pores and reduce oil production moving forward. Because salicylic acid keeps pores clean and unclogged, it prevents future whiteheads and blackheads from developing. Salicylic acid also exfoliates dead skin, and its anti-inflammatory properties make it a prime ingredient for those with psoriasis. Salicylic acid naturally occurs in willow bark, sweet birch bark, and wintergreen leaves, but synthetic versions are also used in skin care products.
Finally, Aloe Vera
Helps to moisturize the skin
Unlike regular, market-bought moisturizers, Aloe Vera gel when used as a moisturizing gel doesn’t leave a greasy film on the face and the skin. In fact, it does just the opposite – it unclogs the pores and softens the skin.
It can be used as an aftershave-treatment. This is because the Aloe Vera gel helps to keep the skin hydrated and heals burns by razor and smaller nicks & cuts. It also helps treat dry skin.
Aloe Vera gel has vitamin C and E, beta-carotene in abundance. Therefore, it has anti-aging properties. It also contains antimicrobial properties and is anti-inflammatory. It also helps to eradicate skin blemishes and diminish age lines. Additionally, it helps to increase the production of collagen in the body and skin elasticity.
Reduces infection and acne
Those who suffer from acne will find respite in Aloe Vera. It helps in gentle cleansing, and its antimicrobial properties treat pimples without causing any damages to the skin. It is an antiseptic that allows protection against bacteria. Aloe Vera contains polysaccharides and gibberellins. These help in the growth of new cells and at the same time, reduce inflammation and redness. It also works as an astringent that reduces the size of pores, flushing out the excess sebum, microbes, and dirt.
Lightens blemishes on the face
As we already know, Aloe Vera contains powers to boost skin cell reproduction, reduce redness and fight skin inflammation, it is a natural treatment for stretch marks and acne marks. To treat freckles and lighten age spots, add some lemon juice to the gel mixture. It is one of the perfect home remedies for glowing skin.
Pore Refining Serum:
Distilled Water, Lactic Acid 90%, Sodium Lactate Powder, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Salicylic Acid Powder, Synthetic Hyaluronic Acid Powder, Vegetable Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Panax Quinquefolius Extract, EDTA, Mica, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium PCA, Lingonberry Extract
Net Weight: 30ml / 1oz.
Kojic Acid Face Cream:
Water, Horsetail, Cetyl Alcohol, Steric Acid, Glycerin, Kojic acid, Propylene glycol, Niacinamide, Hyaluronic acid, Zinc oxide, Polysorbate 60, Allantoin, EDTA, Niacinamide, Potassium Sorbate, Aloe thix, Phenoxyethanol, Pearl mica, Lingonberry extract
Net Weight: 50ml / 1.8oz.
Shelf-life: 12 months after opening.