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NV Kojic Acid


1. Ative Ingredients

Kojic acid;

Licorice extract.

2. Benefits

Indicated for the treatment of skin hyperchromia like freckles;

Whitening action;



3. Usage

Emulsions in general;

Gels and cream gels;



Compatible with anionic and non-ionic vehicles.

4. Properties

Produto Cruelty free
Cruelty free
Produto vegano
Cdial Halal
Cdial Halal


NV Kojic Acid is a blend of active ingredients encapsulated in lipid particles that provides a powerful whitening and anti-aging action, being recommended for the treatment of skin hyperchromia. Kojic acid stands out for combating hyperpigmentation without irritation or photosensitivity, enabling its use during the day. It also has anti-wrinkle action and prevents cutaneous photoaging, promoting skin rejuvenation.

The blend encapsulation through the technology developed by Nanovetores allows the stabilization of sensitive components, therefore, complex of being formulated in their free form. Due to its natural features and nonexistent chemical aggression, NV Kojic Acid can be used daily providing in continuous applications, whitening and anti-aging action.


Kojic acid (5-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-4-pyrone) is a biotechnological active ingredient obtained by biotransformation of rice carbohydrate by bacteria and fungi, among them species of Aspergillus, Penicillium and Acetobacter. Among its many properties stand out the antimicrobial and chelating action of copper ions, the latter being responsible for inhibiting melanogenesis. It is an important non-cytotoxic skin depigmentation agent which acts by inhibiting tyrosinase by chelating copper ion in the active sites of the enzyme, suppressing the tautomerization of dopachrome 5,6-dihydroxyindole-2-carboxylic acid and inhibits the conversion of o-quinones, norepinephrine and dopamine to the corresponding shape of melanin.

The presence of iron in the skin is related to the formation of wrinkles caused by chronic exposure to UV radiation. A study conducted in Japan showed that the kojic acid has the chelating activity of iron, as its topical application prior to exposure to UV radiation decreased wrinkle formation, epidermal hyperplasia, fibrosis of the lower dermis and increased extracellular matrix components in the upper dermis. These results indicate that kojic acid has anti-wrinkle action and prevents cutaneous photoaging.

Licorice extract has high antioxidant properties, eliminates free radicals, and helps fight the effects of pollution and sun exposure. Due to this property, it helps in lightening blemishes, providing an even skin tone.

Encapsulation of this acid allows the stabilization of the formula components and promotes increased skin permeation, benefiting the blend's depigmentation and antiaging action. Furthermore, the encapsulated lipid nanoparticles and licorice extract promote skin hydration since they operate in lipid replacement and prevent trans epidermal water loss.

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