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Minimalist Alpha Arbutin 2% + Hyaluronic Acid 1%

An anti-pigmentation daily serum with Alpha Arbutin dramatically reduces dark spots and blemishes for brighter, even-looking skin.

  • Fragrance Free
  • Silicone Free
  • Spot Remover
  • Skin Polisher
  • pH: 4.7 - 5.2
  • Formulated with the most effective Alpha Arbutin, sourced from Royal DSM, Netherlands, a leading global supplier ranked many times by Fortune 500


30 ml

What makes this product unique?

Alpha Arbutin has a similar structure as tyrosine (a non-essential amino acid that binds with tyrosinase to catalyze melanin synthesis). Due to its perfect affinity for active sites of tyrosinase Alpha Arbutin blocks tyrosine. It is thereby inhibiting melanin production without affecting cell viability, unlike Kojic Acid, which decreases tyrosine production and can be cytotoxic.

Alpha Arbutin present in this serum has a very low IC50 value (IC50 is a measure of the potency of the compound in inhibiting a biochemical function. Low value means even less concentration of active is effective and more potent). It is scientifically proven to show effects even at lower concentrations. Also, every Arbutin is not the same. Beta Arbutin, commonly used in Arbutin serums, is cheap and less effective.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, when you stop what is causing dark spots and protect your skin from damage by UV rays, then fading is effective and fast. This serum exhibits both anti-pigmentation and anti-tanning after UV exposure, resulting in an even bright skin tone. However, it is not meant for use as a fairness treatment or sunblock.

What does it do?

A soothing, skin tone enhancer with a potent & safe skin lightening active Alpha Arbutin (9 times more effective than beta Arbutin) that ensures even tone in 5 weeks. An ultra-light formula that easily absorbs into the skin is also proven to reduce the degree of sun tanning to a great extent after UV exposure, resulting in clear, radiant skin.

Who is this product for?

Ideal for all skin types, particularly impressive for anyone with concerns for uneven skin tone, dullness, spots and post-acne marks.

Aloe Vera Juice, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Alpha Arbutin, Propanediol, Ethoxydiglycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Pullulan, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Sclerotium Gum, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Lactic Acid, Lecithin

Apply 2-3 drops after cleansing and toning AM and PM. You can spread it all over your face with a gentle circular motion. Using Hyaluronic Acid before Alpha Arbutin enhances its absorption.

For brighter skin complexion, layer it with AHAs /BHAs. Apply direct acid, Hyaluronic Acid, and then Alpha Arbutin serum. People with sensitive skin can use Niacinamide instead of AHA/BHA along with Alpha Arbutin.
Since it lessens the production of melanin, the skin should always be protected with a high SPF 30 and above sunscreen.

Although this serum is proven to show effect in 4-5 weeks for full benefits, we recommend to use it religiously for 2-3 months daily. Since it is also a preventive serum, keep using it to avoid new dark patches.

Consumer studies are underway and will be posted here soon.

1. Is Alpha Arbutin a safe skin lightener?
Alpha Arbutin is one of the most stable and safe skin lightening actives supported by many studies. It is a new advanced molecule in the world of bright science and does not show cell cytotoxicity. As unlike other skin lightening actives, Alpha Arbutin inhibits melanin production by binding with tyrosinase without affecting cell viability.
Studies show that even 1% of Alpha Arbutin is potent enough to reduce hyperpigmentation and dark spots significantly when applied topically daily. At 2% it gives maximum benefits without causing much irritation or dryness.

2. Can Alpha Arbutin permanently lighten your skin?
No, Alpha Arbutin does not bleach skin or destroy melanin (unlike hydroxybenzoquinone ). It slows down melanin production that makes a visible difference in lightning scars, spots, and hyperpigmentation. The moment you stop using Alpha Arbutin, your natural melanin production rate will be restored over a period of time.
Although Alpha Arbutin helps in making your skin tone even and achieve a natural bright skin tone, it is not a fairness treatment.

3. Is it safe to use Alpha Arbutin?
2% Alpha Arbutin is proven to be safe, and its safety profile is well established by many studies. Although side effects from Alpha Arbutin are rare, we recommend patch tests before starting it for the first time.
People with compromised skin, pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before adding Alpha Arbutin into their routine.
However, since it inhibits melanin production, it may leave the skin more vulnerable to sunburn (as melanin also protects the skin from sun damage). Therefore, never skip the sunscreen.

4. Can Alpha Arbutin be used on dark or brown skin?
Alpha Arbutin can be used by all skin tones as it does not change your skin color but evens out your complexion. It lightens the areas that are darker such as age spots, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, etc. due to excessive melanin production, resulting in a natural even skin tone.
Alpha Arbutin is an advanced molecule and does not cause cell cytotoxicity; thus safest skin lightening active suitable for all skin tones.

5. What is the recommended age, and who can use this product?
The mid-20s is a suitable age for using Alpha Arbutin, as that's when the first signs of age spots & sun damage in the form of pigmentation might start showing.
Alpha Arbutin is a milder alternative to other skin lightening agents like Kojic Acid. However, people with extra sensitive skin should consult a dermatologist before considering incorporating Alpha Arbutin into their skincare.
Both males and females with skin concerns like blemishes, acne scars, dark spots, and uneven skin tone can benefit from Alpha Arbutin. This ingredient tends to work best on lighter skin tones.
People with compromised skin, pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before adding Alpha Arbutin into their routine.