Alpha Arbutin 2% + Hyaluronic Acid 1%

fragrance free • non-comedogenic  • 30ml

₹ 539
₹ 549

Reduces dark spots & evens skin tone

What it is: An anti-pigmentation daily serum with Alpha Arbutin dramatically reduces dark spots and blemishes for brighter, even-looking skin.

Why it's awesome:

  • A soothing, skin tone enhancer with a potent & safe skin lightening active Alpha Arbutin (9 times more effective than beta Arbutin) that ensures even tone in 5 weeks
  • An ultra-light formula that easily absorbs into the skin is also proven to reduce the degree of sun tanning to a great extent after UV exposure, resulting in clear, radiant skin
  • Formulated with the most effective Alpha Arbutin, sourced from Royal DSM, Netherlands, a leading global supplier ranked many times by Fortune 500

Key highlights:

Fragrance Free

Silicone Free

Spot Remover

Paraben Free

Skin Polisher

pH: 4.7 - 5.2

Consumer testing results:

Consumer studies are underway. Results will be posted here soon.

Science behind this product:

Alpha Arbutin has a similar structure as tyrosine (a non-essential amino acid that binds with tyrosinase to catalyze melanin synthesis). Due to its perfect affinity for active sites of tyrosinase Alpha Arbutin blocks tyrosine. It is thereby inhibiting melanin production without affecting cell viability, unlike Kojic Acid, which decreases tyrosine production and can be cytotoxic.

Alpha Arbutin present in this serum has a very low IC50 value (IC50 is a measure of the potency of the compound in inhibiting a biochemical function. Low value means even less concentration of active is effective and more potent). It is scientifically proven to show effects even at lower concentrations. Also, every Arbutin is not the same. Beta Arbutin, commonly used in Arbutin serums, is cheap and less effective.

According to the AAD, when you stop what is causing dark spots and protect your skin from damage by UV rays, then fading is effective and fast. This serum exhibits both anti-pigmentation and anti-tanning after UV exposure, resulting in an even bright skin tone. However, it is not meant for use as a fairness treatment or sunblock.

How
to use

  • Apply 2-3 drops after cleansing and hydrating with Hyaluronic Acid in the morning (AM) and evening (PM). You can spread it all over your face with a gentle circular motion. Using Hyaluronic Acid before Alpha Arbutin enhances its absorption.
  • Wait for 1-2 minutes for the Alpha Arbutin to penetrate your skin’s deeper layers before going in with your other serums or moisturizers.
  • For brighter skin complexion, layer it with AHAs /BHAs. Apply direct acid, Hyaluronic Acid, and then Alpha Arbutin serum. People with sensitive skin can use Niacinamide instead of AHA/BHA along with Alpha Arbutin.
  • Since it lessens the production of melanin, the skin should always be protected with a high SPF 30 and above sunscreen to avoid sunburn.
  • Although this serum is proven to show effect in 4-5 weeks for full benefits, we recommend to use it religiously for 2-3 months daily. Since it is also a preventive serum, keep using it to avoid new dark patches.

Ingredients

Aloe Vera Juice, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Alpha Arbutin, Propanediol, Ethoxydiglycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Pullulan, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Sclerotium Gum, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Lactic Acid, Lecithin

FAQs

1. Is Alpha Arbutin a safe skin lightener?
Alpha Arbutin is one of the most stable and safe skin lightening actives supported by many studies. It is a new advanced molecule in the world of bright science and does not show cell cytotoxicity. As unlike other skin lightening actives, Alpha Arbutin inhibits melanin production by binding with tyrosinase without affecting cell viability.

Studies show that even 1% of Alpha Arbutin is potent enough to reduce hyperpigmentation and dark spots significantly when applied topically daily. At 2% it gives maximum benefits without causing much irritation or dryness.

2. Can Alpha Arbutin permanently lighten your skin?
No, Alpha Arbutin does not bleach skin or destroy melanin (unlike hydroxybenzoquinone ). It slows down melanin production that makes a visible difference in lightning scars, spots, and hyperpigmentation. The moment you stop using Alpha Arbutin, your natural melanin production rate will be restored over a period of time.

Although Alpha Arbutin helps in making your skin tone even and achieve a natural bright skin tone, it is not a fairness treatment.

3. Is it safe to use Alpha Arbutin?
2% Alpha Arbutin is proven to be safe, and its safety profile is well established by many studies. Although side effects from Alpha Arbutin are rare, we recommend patch tests before starting it for the first time.
People with compromised skin, pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before adding Alpha Arbutin into their routine.

However, since it inhibits melanin production, it may leave the skin more vulnerable to sunburn (as melanin also protects the skin from sun damage). Therefore never skip the sunscreen.

4. Can Alpha Arbutin be used on dark or brown skin?
Alpha Arbutin can be used by all skin tones as it does not change your skin color but evens out your complexion. It lightens the areas that are darker such as age spots, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, etc. due to excessive melanin production, resulting in a natural even skin tone.

Alpha Arbutin is an advanced molecule and does not cause cell cytotoxicity; thus safest skin lightening active suitable for all skin tones.

5. What is the recommended age, and who can use this product?
The mid-20s is a suitable age for using Alpha Arbutin, as that's when the first signs of age spots & sun damage in the form of pigmentation might start showing.
Alpha Arbutin can is a milder alternative to other skin lightening agents like Kojic Acid. However, people with extra sensitive skin should consult a dermatologist before considering incorporating Alpha Arbutin into their skincare.

Both males and females with skin concerns like blemishes, acne scars, dark spots, and uneven skin tone can benefit from Alpha Arbutin. This ingredient tends to work best on lighter skin tones.

People with compromised skin, pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before adding Alpha Arbutin into their routine.

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I will call it a magic potion

My skin texture is never better.I am looking for serum which can remove my acne scars.40% of them started fading after 10 days. Waiting for good results ☺️.