Kojic Acid Dipalmitate (KAD) is a diesterified derivative of Kojic Acid. It is considered to be superior to Kojic Acid in its whitening ability and is more stable than Kojic Acid in cosmetic formulations.
By inhibiting tyrosinase activity, Kojic Acid Dipalmitate is capable of suppressing skin pigmentation. Its ability to suppress melanin formation makes it effective in whitening dark skin, or areas of dark skin. Its effects have been boosted when used in combination with glucosamine derivatives like N-Acetyl Glucosamine (NAG).
Kojic Acid Dipalmitate has good stability in heat and light, with no color change.
Does not complex with metal ions and will not change color
Light and heat stable
Compatible with most cosmetic ingredients.