Aha Red Berry Alpha Arbutin Soap Facial & Body Whitening Soap - 6 Bars - 100g
Skin whitening, skin lightening and skin bleaching refers to the practice of using chemical substances in an attempt to lighten or even out skin tone to provide an even complexion by lessening the concentration of melanin.
Several chemicals have been shown to be effective in skin whitening, but some have been shown to be toxic or have questionable safety profiles that have caused them to be banned in many countries.
However, Alpha-Albutin, which suppresses unwanted pigmentation rather than killing pigment-producing cells, is currently being sold as an effective alternative that ismuch safer to use than the harsh chemicals used in other over the counter skin creams.
What Is Alpha-Arbutin?
The primary source for Alpha-Arbutin is a small evergreen bush called the Bearberry, and it is derived from the leaves of this bush. Bearberry grows over most of the Northern hemisphere and is found in the continental United States as far south as Wisconsin and New Jersey.Arbutin is derived from the leaves of bearberry because of it’s melanin-inhibiting properties. Arbutin and other plant extracts are considered safe alternatives to commonly used pigment reducing agents to make the skin fairer.
Arbutin exists in two conformations, alpha and beta. The alpha conformation offers higher stability and is the preferred form for skin lightening applications. Medical studies have shown it to be very effective for skin lightening. There are patents covering its use for topical skin lightening products.