Alpha Arbutin: Skin Superstar

If there’s one thing that each of us spend our time obsessing over, it’s the way we look. Unfortunately, as we grow older our skin loses its youthful appeal and we begin to see dark spots, pigmentation, and even freckles from sun damage. These all may have a negative impact on our confidence and the way we perceive ourselves in the mirror. Trying to get rid of these spots is tiring and can be disappointing at best. You might be asking, “what can I do to get rid of these dark spots?”. Alpha Arbutin to the rescue!

What Is It?

Alpha arbutin is a skin brightening ingredient that naturally lightens dark spots, lessens the appearance of acne scars, and prevents discoloration and hyperpigmentation. It ultimately helps to even out skin tone. Scientifically, it is a molecule extracted from plants such as bearberry, cranberries, blueberries, wheat, and pears. These prevent the formation of melanin, an enzyme responsible for pigment production.

It carries skin brightening benefits similar to synthetic hydroquinone – but without the side-effects or risks. Unlike hydroquinone, which eliminates melanin-producing cells, arbutin suppresses these cells slowly without killing them. This makes it a much more gentle ingredient that has a milder effect on the skin. As such, it is great for those with sensitive skin but has been shown to work well on all skin types and skin tones!  Moreover, alpha arbutin carries sun protection properties that can also inhibit the negative effects of UV-radiation on the skin. Additionally, it can help treat skin redness also known as erythema, and is also great at fading red-purple acne scars that remain after a zit is gone.

Combining Alpha Arbutin with Other Products?

Alpha arbutin is much more stable and effective than its beta form. Remember, the alpha male is the leader in the pack – the same goes for this ingredient! It works well with Vitamin C and is safe to use with other skincare products. It can be found in serums, creams, lotions, and can be used twice daily for maximum results.

Remember: good things take time. For results to kick in, it could take weeks if not months until you start seeing results. But don’t fret. So long as you stick to your regimen, it will all be worth it. Because you can’t put a price on confidence.