One of the most effective ingredients used in skincare to help even out skin tone, fade dark spots and brighten the skin is kojic acid. Kojic acid is made from several different types of fungi and it is effective because it inhibits melanin formation by blocking tyrosine, which is an amino acid needed to produce melanin.

Hyperpigmentation arises from may sources including sun exposure, injury to the skin or hormonal fluctuations. When these issues occur, extra melanin is deposited into the skin, which often leaves an undesirable look behind…dark spots & uneven skin.

Kojic acid is found in a few of my favorite brightening serums and I personally use it to get rid of those pesky dark spots that seem to take forever to fade.

If you’re dealing with uneven skin tone or dark spots that seem to never go away, try adding kojic acid to your regimen today!