Monthly Archives: April 2013

What is Kojic Acid?

If you have been researching lightening skincare products, you may have heard of the ingredient kojic acid. This is used to whiten skin, and it primarily works for dark spots and freckles. Here is an explanation of how kojic acid works and what you may want to know about using it. Where Does Kojic Acid Come from? Kojic acid was originally found in 1989 in mushrooms from Japan, but it has since been discovered in other substances, like the residue that comes from fermenting rice wine. Scientists have noted the acid in soy, rice, and … Read More

Fitzpatrick Skin Types Explained

The Fitzpatrick Scale was developed in 1975 by Thomas B. Fitzpatrick. It is used to classify skin types and their reactions to UV exposure. Most people use this system to determine how at-risk they are for skin cancer, but others simply use it to identify skin tone. There are six skin types on the Fitzpatrick Scale that cover all races, ages, and locations around the world. Here are the Fitzpatrick skin types explained. Type I – Light and pale white Type I people get freckles easily, and they rarely tan. These people burn rapidly and … Read More