Kojic Dipalmitate


Kojic Dipalmitate

  • INCI Name:       Kojic Dipalmitate
  • Chemical Name: Hexadecanoic acid, 4-oxo-6-[[(1-oxohexadecyl) oxy] methyl]-4H-pyran-3-yl ester
  • CAS No:             79725-98-7

Kojic dipalmitate In General

Kojic dipalmitate is a fat-soluble derivative of kojic acid, which is more easily absorbed by the skin, is mainly used as a cosmetic whitening additive.

It has a stronger ability to inhibit melanin production than kojic acid, effectively inhibits the activity of tyrosinase, and can prevent sun protection and brighten skin tone. Has a better whitening effect. At the same time, it has an excellent repairing effect on skin problems such as chloasma, age spots, and pigmentation. In addition, kojic dipalmitate not only overcomes the shortcomings of kojic acid’s instability to light and heat and discoloration when it encounters metal ions, but also does not affect the efficacy of additives in cosmetic systems, such as sunscreens, active ingredients, preservatives, etc. , has good compounding properties.

The effects of kojic dipalmitate:

  • Whitening: prevent tyrosinase activation, prevent pigmentation, and strongly inhibit melanin synthesis;
  • Freckle removal: Improve skin pigmentation, can fight age spots, chloasma, freckles and general pigmentation.
  • Sunscreen: It has the function of absorbing ultraviolet rays.

Uses & Applications

Personal care and cosmetic

Kojic dipalmitate is mainly used in skin care products as whitening agent, anti-freckle agent, skin conditioning agent, emollient, as a fat-soluble whitening agent, and has good compatibility with other raw materials, so it is widely used in whitening skin care products. Its products are mostly in the form of lotion, essence, lotion, cream, mask and so on.

Product Details





White crystalline powder

Assay, % (HPLC)


PH (1% aqueous solution)


Loss on drying


Residue on Ignition


Heavy Metals (Pb)


Shelf Life

24 months

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