Disorders of hyperpigmentation are difficult to treat sometimes and alpha arbutin is effective in treating hyperpigmentation and gradual whitening of the skin. One of the prime sources of alpha arbutin is bearberry and many skin lightening products contain alpha arbutin for effective skin whitening. Alpha arbutin is a synthetic and functional active skin whitening ingredient and is sold as a water-soluble white powder or in the form of skin whitening creams and serums.
Alpha arbutin is also a glucoside that’s water soluble and it works faster than kojic acid for skin whitening and hydroquinone. Arbutin-based skin whitening products also don’t come with negative side effects. In its’ topical form, it penetrates deep layers of the skin and reduces melanin production in the skin. Be careful not to use this ingredient in excess as this causes uneven pigmentation. Alpha arbutin serums also contain bearberry extract, mulberry extract and lemon juice, which causes skin whitening and moisturizing at the same time. Alpha arbutin extract is also beneficial in cleaning and whitening armpits because the serum clears hyperpigmentation that causes the dark armpits.
Some good places to get alpha arbutin-based skin lightening products is the health food store, drugstores and online beauty retailers. If you use alpha arbutin a lot for whitening purposes it would be a good idea to get more than one when the product is on sale so you won’t run out quickly.
For best results you want to get an alpha arbutin-based product that has vitamins, minerals and essential oils because this will improve your chances of getting whiter skin. When using an alpha arbutin-based product you want to follow instructions carefully and don’t combine ingredients from other skin care products with the alpha arbutin product because this may cause a negative reaction.
If you get a bad reaction from using the alpha arbutin-based cream stop use immediately and tell your dermatologist. Finally, supplement the treatment with good nutrition, proper sleep and vitamins that help with lightening the skin because when you combine all of these, you’ll get better results.