ArbuBRIGHT-A™ ALPHA-ARBUTIN cosmetic powder for inclusion in skin care formulations, such as creams, lotions, soaps, etc. Alpha-Arbutin powder is a pure, water soluble, biosynthetic active ingredient.
Alpha-Arbutin is known to block epidermal melanin synthesis by inhibiting enzymatic oxidation of Tyrosine and Dopa. Arbutin appears to have fewer side effects than hydroquinone at similar concentrations - presumably due to the more gradual release. It is the more effective, faster and safer approach to promoting even skin tone on all skin types.
Warning: This product is a cosmetic product intended for use on the skin only. Alpha arbutin is not approved for ophthalmic use (use in the eyes) and this ingredient should not be used in products intended to be placed in the eyes!
Recommended Usage Rate: 0.2 - 2% ( 0.2% when formulated with an exfoliant or penetration enhancer, otherwise up to 2%). Appearance: White crystalline powder Solubility: Soluble in warm or cold water Stability: stable against hydrolysis as tested in the pH range from 3.5 - 6.6. Storage: Protected from light and humidity in a clean place at room temperature. Chemical Name: (4-Hydroxyphenyl-D-lucopyranoside) Shelf Life: 18 months.