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What is arbutin?

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What is arbutin?

Arbutin, also known as arbutin, is an ingredient extracted from bearberry leaves of Rhododendronaceae. It can inhibit the activity of tyrosinase in the body and prevent the formation of melanin, thereby reducing skin pigmentation and removing spots. And freckles, as well as bactericidal, anti-inflammatory effects, used in cosmetics.


Arbutin is divided into β-arbutin (Beta-arbutin) and α-arbutin (alpha-arbutin). Most of the arbutin in the market is β-arbutin, and α-arbutin is only produced by very few manufacturers, and the price is about 8 times that of the former. But the whitening effect is more than 15 times that of the former.

The biggest difference in physical properties between the two is the optical rotation: α-arbutin is about 180 degrees, while β-arbutin is about -60


Arbutin is a natural active substance derived from green plants. It is a skin depigmentation component that integrates "green plants, safe and reliable" and "high-efficiency decolorization". It can quickly penetrate into the skin without affecting cell proliferation. At the same time, it can effectively inhibit the activity of tyrosinase in the skin, block the formation of melanin, and accelerate the decomposition and excretion of melanin by directly combining itself with tyrosinase, thereby reducing skin pigmentation, removing spots and Freckles, and does not produce toxic, irritating, sensitizing and other side effects on melanocytes, and also has bactericidal and anti-inflammatory effects. It is the safest and most effective whitening raw material popular today, and it is also an ideal skin whitening and anti-freckle active agent in the 21st century.

Intestinal anti-inflammatory drug raw materials: good sterilization and anti-inflammatory effects, no toxic side effects.

In fact, the main effect of arbutin is skin lightening, which makes the skin look youthful and beautiful. The use of arbutin in European and American countries is to take advantage of this function. At present, as more and more use patents expire, arbutin, which was only used in high-end cosmetics in the past, is becoming more and more popular

Main application: used in advanced cosmetics, can be formulated into skin cream, freckle cream, high-grade pearl cream, etc., which can not only beautify skin, but also reduce inflammation and anti-irritation.

Raw material of burn and scald medicine: arbutin is the main ingredient of new burn and scald medicine. It is characterized by fast pain relief, strong anti-inflammatory effect, rapid elimination of redness and swelling, fast healing without leaving scars.

Dosage form: spray or smear.


★Arbutin is easy to decompose in acidic environment, pay attention to control the pH of cream emulsion and other systems at 5-7;

★Dissolve arbutin in a small amount of water at 50°C, and add it at 50°C after the emulsification of the cream is completed;

★Appropriate amount of antioxidants are added to the cosmetic system to prevent discoloration;

★After the emulsification of the cream is completed, add NaHSO3 and Na2SO3 that have been dissolved in a small amount of water at 50°C (the recommended amount is 0.3-0.4%);

★Add natural vegetable oil containing oleic acid and linoleic acid, which can promote the synergistic effect of arbutin;

★Adding 0.8 -1.0% azone to the cosmetic system can promote the absorption of arbutin and prevent the precipitation of arbutin on the skin.

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