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Skin Whiting Product-Arbutin

Arbutin is a molecule extracted from the bearberry plant that prevents the formation of melanin. Since arbutin’s active component is released slowly, it can be less irritating than other skin-lightening agents and better for those with sensitive skin.


Hydroquinone derivative isolated from the leaves of the bearberry shrub, cranberry, blueberry, some mushrooms, and most types of pears. Arbutin’s hydroquinone content gives it melanin-inhibiting properties. Arbutin has an increasing amount of research attesting to its effectiveness for inhibiting melanin production when applied to skin cells or in animal test models. In terms of concentration protocols, limited but compelling research has demonstrated that a 1% concentration is necessary.


Arbutin is used as a stabilizer for color photographs, diuretics, anti-infectives for the urinary system, and as a skin-lightening agent. Alpha arbutin has similar effects as hydroquinone, inhibiting melanin formation. Arbutin is a white crystalline powder that is water soluble, added to supplements or formulations. Arbutin is available as a crushed leaf or powder from the uva-ursi plant in herbal remedies, such as teas and capsules. Arbutin can also be commercially synthesized from acetobromglucose and hydroquinone, or from the reaction of beta-D-glucose pentaacetate and hydroquinonemonobenzyl ether in the presence of phosphorus oxychloride.


Systemically, arbutin is absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and converted to bioavailable hydroquinone. 65%-75% of ingested arbutin is renally cleared. Hydroquinone inhibits the enzyme tyrosinase, thereby affecting melanin production by reducing DOPA conversion to melanin. Enzyme inhibition supports degradation of melanosomes and melanocytes. Topical application of arbutin provides a localized effect of hydroquinone with less toxicity and irritation, even at higher concentrations. Studies have shown that arbutin produces a dose-dependent reduction in tyrosinase activity and melanin content in melanocytes.


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