The Ordinary – Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA 30ml
Aqua (Water), Alpha-Arbutin, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Propanediol, Ppg-26-Buteth-26, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Lactic Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.
Apply a few drops to face in the AM and PM as part of your skincare regimen. Avoid use around eyes. Use sun protection in the AM. If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician. Use only as directed on unbroken skin. Patch testing prior to use is advised. Keep out of reach of children.
Lightens and Brightens Skin: By competitively inhibiting tyrosine, melanin production is interrupted, so dark spots, liver spots, and uneven skin tone are minimized and skin appears lighter and brighter.
Less Irritating: Alpha arbutin generally does not irritate the skin when used in low concentrations. Of course, you should always review the ingredient list of an alpha arbutin product, because it may be combined with other potentially irritating actives in the same product.
Can Be Combined with Other Actives: Alpha arbutin does not have any contraindications, which makes it easy to incorporate into your skincare routine. You can speed up your results by pairing alpha arbutin with other skin brighteners like vitamin C, azelaic acid, kojic acid, or retinoids.
Evens Skin Tone: Uneven blotchy skin can benefit from alpha arbutin as it interferes with melanin production, helping to both prevent and reduce the look of uneven skin tone, dark spots, age spots sun spots, and discoloration.
Improves the Look of Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation: Alpha arbutin goes to work on those pesky post acne scars and marks that leave skin discolored and reddened.
Safe to Use: Alpha Arbutin is a safer alternative to hydroquinone, and is often called “natural hydroquinone”. Alpha arbutin can be used twice a day.
Does Not Make Skin Sensitive to the Sun: When using exfoliating acids, retinoids, or vitamin C products to reduce hyperpigmentation and dark spots, you may find your skin more sensitive when exposed to UV rays of the sun. This is not the case for alpha arbutin. Regardless, it is important to always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher on a daily basis.