Kojic Acid Dipalmitate

Product Name:Kojic Acid Dipalmitate


Molecule Formula:C38H66O6

Key Technical Parameters:


White or off white crystal powder


99.0% min.

Melting Point


Loss on Drying

0.5% max.

Residue on Ignition

0.5% max.

Heavy Metals

3 ppm max.


2 ppm max.

Kojic Acid Dipalmitate (KAD) is a derivate produced from Kojic Acid. KAD is also known as Kojic Dipalmitate.

Kojic Acid Dipalmitate is a popular skin-whitening agent. Before introducing Kojic Acid Dipalmitate.

Kojic Acid is fermented and purified by glucose or sucrose under the action of koji. Its whitening mechanism is to inhibit both tyrosinase activity and N-DHICA oxidaSe activity. Also it can block dihydroxyindole polymerization. Kojic Acid is a rare single whitening agent that inhibits multiple enzymes simultaneously. There are Kojic Acid cream, Kojic Acid soap in the market. However,Kojic Acid uses for skin is gradually replaced by its derivatives.

Due to Kojic Acid is unstable to light, heat and metal ion. It is not easily absorbed by skin. So Kojic Acid’s derivatives came into being. Researchers have developed a number of Kojic Acid derivatives to improve performance of Kojic Acid. The derivatives not only have the same whitening mechanism as Kojic Acid, but also have better performance than Kojic Acid.

The most popular Kojic Acid whitening agent currently on the market is Kojic Acid Dipalmitate (KAD). It is a diesterified derivative of Kojic Acid. It has been found that combination of KAD and glucosamine derivatives will increase skin-whitening effect.