Arbutin vs hydroquinone...

Arbutin vs hydroquinone...

Arbutin is a natural compound that is derived from the leaves of the bearberry plant. It is widely used in the cosmetic industry for its skin lightening and brightening properties. Arbutin works by inhibiting the production of melanin in the skin, which is responsible for skin pigmentation.

Arbutin is often compared to hydroquinone, a synthetic compound that is also used for skin lightening. While hydroquinone is more potent than arbutin, it also comes with a higher risk of side effects such as skin irritation, redness, and sensitivity. Arbutin, on the other hand, has a stronger safety profile with fewer risks of side effects.

One of the advantages of arbutin is that it is gentler on the skin compared to other skin lightening agents. It is a natural ingredient that is well-tolerated by most skin types, including sensitive skin. Arbutin works gradually over time, and it may take up to 8-12 weeks to see significant results.

Apart from its skin lightening properties, arbutin also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. These properties help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals and UV radiation. It also helps to soothe and calm irritated skin, making it an excellent ingredient for those with sensitive skin.

Arbutin is a major ingredient in the Pharma PH Skin new Be Bright skin and Luminating body ranges, consisting of a facial cleanser, toner, scrub, arbutin & vit c mask, serum and moisturiser as well as a body scrub, wash and lotion. It can also be combined with the potent and results driven 30% chemical peel from Pharma PH Skin, offered by The Neon Salon in Centurion.

When using products containing arbutin, it is important to follow the instructions carefully and avoid overuse. Overuse of arbutin can cause skin irritation, so it is best to start with a small amount and gradually increase if necessary.

In conclusion, arbutin is a natural ingredient that is known for its skin lightening and brightening properties. It is less potent compared to hydroquinone, but it has a stronger safety profile with fewer risks of side effects. With regular use over time, arbutin can help to even out skin tone, reduce dark spots, and improve overall skin texture and radiance.

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