Kojic acid is one of the most popular ingredients of whitening products. As a peeling agent, it exfoliates the skin to remove dead skin cells, oil and dirt. With this, it technically removes the outermost layer of the skin. After all dirt and oil has been washed away, kojic acid helps enhance the cellular turnover of the skin to renew the lost tissues during the exfoliation process.
In the duration of exposure to kojic acid, the skin will be left dried and dull especially after shower. Thus, a good quality moisturizing lotion is recommended after using kojic acid, aside from a facial moisturizer. Here is my list of the top moisturizing lotions for kojic acid users.
For summer, you’ll need a non-greasy lotion which is easily absorbed by the skin but could last whole day. Here are my top picks for summer months.
The Cetaphil brand has been the most recommended among dermatologists when it comes to skincare. Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream is a rich, creamy lotion promises to hydrate intensely dry skin. Ideal for all body use and is fragrance free, it has been clinically proven to work for 24 hours, with the use of single application. You won’t have to deal with the icky feeling because this product is fast absorbing and quickly dries.
Some kojic acid users would limit themselves and hide under the sun during sunny days. However, if you would like to head to the beach and make the most out of their whitening regimen, that is why you should opt to use moisturizers with sunscreen. Obagi Medical Sun Obagi Medical Sun Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Matte Sunscreen Lotion is an award winning sunscreen that protects the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Though it is non-whitening, it is PABA-free, fragrance-free and non-greasy when applied. Ideal for all skin types, this product gives you a sheer matte finish that you’d always like to have!
Fall is everyone’s favorite season. The weather can be mildly dry or mildly wet. In preparation for winter, I found these lotions beneficial to this season.
Are you one of those girls who forget to apply lotion after showering? Well, rejoice since In Shower Body Lotion Ultra Moisture Shea Butter is here to take care of that problem! This is a revolutionary product that can be applied while still in the shower. As a rinse-off lotion, this is great for really dry, dull, flaky or itchy skin condition, which improves the moisture content or hydration state of your best asset. Within 5 days of religiously using this, you can see the overall improvement that leaves you with soft and smoother skin.
Compared to the traditional moisturizers, AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Therapy Moisturizing Body Lotion not only exfoliates the skin, but also helps it retain the natural moisture it has. With the application of this product, it draws water to the skin leaving it naturally hydrated. Also ideal for broad body use, this is non-greasy and fragrance free.
Cold air and less humid. For kojic acid users, this is when your skin can become drier and if not treated, will lead to small cracks on your skin. That hurts and can be very annoying. Ultra hydrating lotions should be the answer.
You say Olay, I say okay! Kidding aside, Olay Ultra Moisture Shea Butter is the result of more than 50 years of skin science. Goes beyond the usual moistening work on skin, this product makes the skin smooth and soft, with long-term use, it allows the skin to be more resistant against dryness. With shea butter, the moisture it provides lasts all day long.
Another excellent product from the Cetaphil family is the Cetaphil Daily Advance Lotion, Ultra Hydrating. Ideal for sensitive skin, this daily lotion is rich and creamy that mositurize and at the same time protects dry skin. With shea butter as an ingredient, it is quick absorbent and offers fast relief for dryness.
Spring can be really humid which explains why some kojic acid users think they don’t need a lotion during this season. Wrong. You still do. What’s my pick?
Part lotion, part sesame oil, the Neutrogena Body lotion Light Sesame Formula stands out from other moisturizers because of its product content. It will leave your skin with the sheer, silky feeling you have always wanted. Aside from that, this product also absorbs quickly, allowing your skin to breathe. Best part is that it is non-comedogenic, meaning it will not clog your pores.