Gentle on skin: While there are many skin brightening agents that dry out and irritate the skin, arbutin is opposite to them and hence has less irritating effect. Since arbutin’s active component is released slowly, it can be less irritating than other skin brightening agents.
Improves uneven complexion: Since arbutin inhibits tyrosinase, an enzyme that helps with melanin production, it can prevent dark spots or even help fade them, leading to a more even complexion.
Safer than hydroquinone: For a while, hydroquinone was the miracle skin-lightening ingredient until it was declared carcinogenic by the FDA. While hydroquinone works by killing the cells that produce pigmentation and melanin, arbutin inhibits the enzymes that stimulate pigment-producing cells.
Effective at fading scars: As arbutin has the ability to fade dark spots, it is also effective in fading the acne scars that stick around long after a pimple is vanished.
Brightens skin: As explained above, arbutin prohibits the formation of dark spots, offering a brightening effect on the skin. It is really helpful in giving us an even complexion and helps reduce pigmentation.
Skin types: Arbutin is safe and is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive, oily and acne-prone skin.