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  • Formulating with Kojic Acid Dipalmitate

    Posted by Juhira on August 18, 2023 at 12:02 am

    Recently I made a cream using kojic acid dipalmitate. I incorporate the kojic dipalmitate powder together with alpha arbutin and niacinamide into a lotion and cream base. Antioxidant used is BHT, sodium metabisulfite, and vitamin E acetate. Glycerin as humectant and wetting agent for the formula.

    The appearance of the cream looks good however when applied on skin, it leaves flaky residue on skin. What do I need to change in the formulation to overcome the residue?

    Thank you so much.

    zacchaeus replied 2 weeks, 2 days ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • gordof

    August 18, 2023 at 1:18 am


    you need to share the formulation at least a little otherwise it will be difficult to identify what the problem is.

    Flakes can be many things recrystallized Allantoin, fett, Wax, or powder that is not 100 % dispersed. to give advice we need more information.

  • zacchaeus

    September 8, 2023 at 1:11 am

    Hi Juhira,

    Kojic Acid Dipalmitate is an oil soluble material. Thus, you need to add it into your oil phase. This might be the reason of crystallization.

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