Description: Alpha-arbutin (4-hydroxyphenyl-D-lucopyranoside) is a synthetic and functional active ingredient for skin lightening. Biosynthetic ingredient, derived from bearberry. Crystalline, white powder. Water-soluble. Stable in the pH range from 3.5-6.5.
INCI Name: Alpha-arbutin
- Promotes skin lightening and an even skin tone on all skin types
- Reduces the degree of skin tanning after UV exposure
- Helps to minimize the appearance of liver spots
Use: Recommended concentration 0.2-2%, add to water phase of formula, best results use product containing alpha-arbutin for at least 2-3 months. For external use only.
Applications: All kinds of skin-lightening products including lotions, creams, makeup products.
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Raw material source: Hydroquinone, dextrine
Manufacture: Alpha-arbutin is produced by reacting hydroquinone and dextrine (a sugar) with a glycosylating enzyme.