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Arbutin is your one stop shop for glowing skin

The magic ingredient extracted from bearberry, mulberry or pomegranate plant prevents skin from formulating melanin
 Arbutin and “alpha arbutin” are fundamentally the same; alpha arbutin is just the chemically processed version used in skin care products.
Arbutin and “alpha arbutin” are fundamentally the same; alpha arbutin is just the chemically processed version used in skin care products.
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The Telegraph   |   Published 04.02.22, 07:54 AM

The new ingredient in serums that is being talked about is arbutin, which is a molecule taken out of the bearberry, mulberry or pomegranate plant and prevents skin from formulating melanin.

Arbutin inhibits tyrosinase, an enzyme that helps to produce melanin, creating a more even complexion. It is used in a range of products, from serums, to moisturisers, toners and masks. Arbutin and “alpha arbutin” are fundamentally the same; alpha arbutin is just the chemically processed version used in skin care products.

BENEFIT OF ADDING ALPHA ARBUTIN TO SKIN ROUTINE
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Skin-brightener: Stops formulation of dark spots; brings brightness to skin.

Effective at fading scars: Has the ability to fade dark spots and acne scars, but you also need to give it time and patience.

Improves uneven skin tone

Mild on the skin: It is good for sensitive skin because it is mild and also irritates the skin less than other skin-brightening products.

Protects from sun damages

Very helpful in preventing hyperpigmentation and discolouration.

You can use it twice a day, morning and night, after cleansing the skin and before moisturising it. It is a safe ingredient suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone skin.

The columnist manages Ishrat’s Hair & Skin Studio, Lord Sinha Road, Calcutta. Contact @ishratansar



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