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Arbutin gently smooths dark spots and skin discoloration

Posted By May

Arbutin is a great skincare ingredient that is used to gently even-out discoloration and dark spots, while caring for your sensitive skin.

We'll walk you through what it is, plus here are some great tips on how to best integrate it to your skincare routine.


What's arbutin?

Arbutin is a skin-whitening ingredient in skincare and cosmetics. It works wonders to reduce dark spots and also to address uneven skin tone or discoloration by reducing melanin pigments produced in the skin.

It is naturally derived from the leaves of berry plants such as blueberries and cranberries; it's also from some pear varieties. This ingredient can also be made synthetically as glucosylated hyrdroquinone.


Arbutin is great for sensitive skin compared to hydroquinone and other some ingredients because it's:

  • Gentle
  • Safe
  • Less irritating than alternatives


How to use arbutin products:

  1. Apply twice a day, morning and night. Also check the specific product instructions for its usage.
  2. Let it sink in. Wait a few minutes before applying any moisturizers, serums or other products.
  3. Use sunscreen during the day to make sure its long-term effects arent in vain from excessive UV exposure.
  4. Relax and have patience. It isnt a quick fix but a long-term solution. Arbutin's effectiveness works gradually and deep within the skin. You'll have wonderful, even-glowing skin soon enough. Let it seep through and take effect in time.

Have you tried or want to try using arbutin in your skincare routine? Comment below to tell us all about it. Also feel free to leave product reviews too and let people know your opinion.

Have a great spa day with these highly recommended arbutin products! 


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