This lesser-known ingredient in the world of skincare is amazing for hyperpigmentation.
Have you heard of alpha arbutin? This underrated skincare ingredient is a powerhouse for treating so many skin conditions, specially hyperpigmeantation.
Alpha arbutin is actually a derivative of hydroquinone, and works to inhibit the production of melanin in the skin, making it an effective solution for hyperpigmentation and improving skin texture. In fact, its efficacy is so potent that it can be used at concentrations as low as 1% to 2%, compared to 4% for hydroquinone.
In addition to being less irritating than other brightening ingredients like hydroquinone and vitamin C, alpha arbutin also has a longer shelf life, so you don’t have to worry about using up your products as quickly.
Since alpha arbutin’s primary benefit is its ability to lighten dark spots and even out skin tone, it’s most commonly found in serums, oils and creams that target hyperpigmentation. You can use it in your AM/PM routine. It takes about one to two months to show results, so be consistent.