A Guide to Alpha Arbutin: Benefits, How to Use, and More – Sanfe Beauty


A Guide to Alpha Arbutin: Benefits, How to Use, and More

A Guide to Alpha Arbutin: Benefits, How to Use, and More

Alpha Arbutin is a potent skin-lightening agent that is now a big name in the skincare industry. This naturally occurring active ingredient targets hyperpigmentation. It is extracted from the dried leaves of plants like bearberries, blueberries, and cranberries. With a similar structure to tyrosine, alpha arbutin binds with tyrosinase which is an enzyme that catalyzes melanin production. Alpha arbutin inhibits the production of melanin by blocking tyrosine to combine with tyrosinase. Therefore, reduces the hyperpigmentation and darkening of the skin. 

Benefits of Alpha Arbutin:

  1. Reduce dark spots and pigmentation: Alpha Arbutin limits the activity of tyrosinase and restricts the production of melanin production. This active ingredient can reduce and fade the appearance of pigmentation and dark spots. Regular use of Alpha Arbutin is useful in reducing age spots, acne scars, post-blemish redness, and even liver spots and freckles.  

  2. Skin lightener: The decrease in melanin synthesis due to Alpha Arbutin makes it a potent skin lightening agent. The topical application of Alpha Arbutin lightens the skin giving it an even tone.

  3. even-toned skin: Alpha Arbutin eliminates dark spots and pigmentation, making the skin healthier and radiant. 

  4. Safer than Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone which is known for skin lightening is quite harsh on the skin and can disrupt the integrity of the skin. Alpha Arbutin is a much more safer and gentle option for the skin. 

How to use: 

  1. Cleanse your face with a mild cleanser like Aloe Vera Face Lush Wash and apply 3% Pha Face Lush Toner

  2. Apply a few drops of 2% Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum Shots to hydrate the skin. 

  3. Now, apply the Alpha Arbutin 2% Serum Shots to the skin and massage in a gentle circular motion. 

  4. You can layer it with other serums.

  5. Follow with a sunscreen of 30 SPF to protect the skin. 

The best thing about Alpha Arbutin is that it works better when paired with other actives like vitamin C, niacinamide, kojic acid, hyaluronic acid, and facial acids(AHA & BHA). The bottom line is alpha arbutin is an incredible skin-lightening agent that reduces pigmentation, dark spots and brightens the skin on the whole.