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Leucoderma after use of a skin-lightening cream containing kojic dipalmitate, liquorice root extract and Mitracarpus scaber extract
Article first published online: 19 NOV 2009
© 2009 The Author(s). Journal compilation © 2009 British Association of Dermatologists
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Volume 35, Issue 4, pages e103–e105, June 2010
How to Cite
Madhogaria, S. and Ahmed, I. (2010), Leucoderma after use of a skin-lightening cream containing kojic dipalmitate, liquorice root extract and Mitracarpus scaber extract. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 35: e103–e105. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2009.03690.x
- Issue published online: 19 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 19 NOV 2009
- Accepted for publication 19 June 2009
A lighter or whiter complexion is socially desirable in many cultures. This has led to an unregulated and highly profitable market in skin-lightening creams that are readily available over the counter or on the internet. Plant extracts and newer tyrosinase inhibitors such as kojic acid or its derivative kojic dipalmitate are popular ingredients in these creams. We report a patient who developed depigmented patches after using such a cream.