Alpha Arbutin Powder
- Source：Bearberry Leaf
- Appearance：White Powder
- Grade：Cosmetic Grade
- Test Method：HPLC
- Sample：10g~50g free
What is Alpha Arbutin?
Alpha arbutin is a naturally occurring compound that is often used in skincare products for its skin-brightening and depigmenting properties. It is a glycoside, which means it is derived from glucose (sugar), and it can be found in various plants, such as bearberry leaf, cranberry, and blueberry.
Alpha arbutin is considered a milder and more stable alternative to other skin-brightening ingredients, like hydroquinone, which can have potential side effects. It works by inhibiting the activity of an enzyme called tyrosinase, which is involved in the production of melanin. By reducing melanin production, alpha arbutin can help fade dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and even out skin tone, leading to a brighter and more radiant complexion.
Many skincare products, such as serums, creams, and moisturisers, contain alpha arbutin as an active ingredient to address issues like age spots, melasma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Alpha-Arbutin V.S. Beta-Arbutin
Recent research showed that Alpha-Arbutin has a 10-fold stronger inhibitory effect. The α-glucosidic bond found in Alpha-Arbutin offers higher stability than the β form found in the related Beta-Arbutin. considered that Alpha-Arbutin is an effective and safe ingredient for cosmetics.
Alpha Arbutin is derived from the bearberry leaf, and unlike hydroquinone, it has no negative side effects on the skin. When applied topically, it is known to inhibit tyrosinase activity and prevent the formation of melanin. Compared to Beta Arbutin, Alpha Arbutin is more stable, and also more expensive to manufacture.
|Alpha Arbutin Powder
What are the benefits of using alpha arbutin?
- Fades and prevents dark spots & melasma. As we’ve noted alpha arbutin blocks production of tyrosinase, an enzyme responsible for the over production of pigment in the skin. So it will help reverse and prevent future dark spots from forming.
- Has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties, which help fight free radicals. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, thereby stopping the havoc they wreak on the skin.
- Helps reduce acne & post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Arbutin2 has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, making it an asset for acne-fighting, as it soothes skin while also targeting any potential bad bacteria.
- Less irritation than straight hydroquinone. Because the hydroquinone is released slowly into the skin, it’s much more gentle. There’s far less occurrence of photo sensitivity and irritation.