Alpha arbutin is naturally found in the leaves of the Bearberry plant. It is becoming one of the most popular ingredients in modern cosmetics and skin care, especially in lightening and brightening anti-aging products.
The berry from which alpha-arbutin is extracted is a bright red, sweet berry that is fantastic to eat. It is found in temperate climates and grows for a good part of the year. For centuries, many cultures have used it in natural medicine applications. It's even a natural food supply for bears.
The main active ingredient in this berry is alpha arbutin, a skin brightener, and lightener at its core.
Sun and Age Spots
Remember the good old days. You are lying out in the sun. Baby oil was glistening all over your body. A bottle of sun-in or lemon juice spritzed on your hair.
Yes, that was when people were unaware of the skin-aging effects caused by the sun. It's called premature aging. It isn't until you are later in life that you discover that the sun promotes faster aging. This is because sun rays cause spots to appear.
Overexposure to the sun causes rough skin, age spots, and loss of elasticity.
Spots begin appearing on the cheeks. Sometimes on the forehead. They are light brown. The tan or brown color of your face comes from increased melanin. This occurs due to genetics; some call it liver or age spots.
One thing is for sure; they show your age. They are challenging to treat. And take time to fade.
In years past, dermatologists have used Hydroquinone. Hydroquinone is a prescription skin lightener. It is available only from a dermatologist. Many women have shied away from using it because it has been known to contain carcinogens. In clinical studies, it is carcinogenic.
Brighten your Complexion with Alpha Arbutin
Who doesn't want an even-toned complexion? But, as we age, you may have seen dark spots cropping up. Brown circles, age, or liver spots, no matter what you call them. Cheeks are the most common areas of the face they appear. But they also appear on the hands, arms, back, legs, and face. This is due to sun exposure. These spots are referred to as liver spots.
Sun exposure causes the sun can cause age spots. At times, age spots may not appear until later in life. However, the damage from sun exposure happens before the age of 18. No matter what you call them, age spots are hard to get rid of on the skin.
Skin lighteners and brighteners are your best defense. These ingredients are formulated to lessen the appearance of these dark spots over time.
Overexposure to the sun is the leading cause of discoloration age spots. When we flush, that is an increased amount of blood, and the surface appears red. Increased consumption of carotenoids can cause yellow or orange, the color of our skin. Your face's tan or brown color comes from increased melanin, which can occur due to genetics.
Brown areas can also appear because of excess sun exposure.
Block Tyrosinase with Alpha Arbutin
Along with melanin comes another substance, however, called tyrosinase. This is a component of our skin that works similarly to melanin. Tyrosinase causes the darkening of the surface when the sun hits it. Alpha Arbutin blocks Tyrosinase activity. It helps reduce the skin's melanin production. Unlike getting a suntan, the dark spots these tyrosinases cause rarely fade over time.
Alpha arbutin steps in and blocks tyrosinase from developing into a dark spot. It is quickly absorbed into the skin. It reacts with tyrosinase, reducing its effect. In clinical trials, alpha arbutin products have performed better than other skin lighteners and brighteners — good news for women who want to reduce the appearance of age spots naturally.
You can tackle these signs of aging with our Fade Away Serum. It contains 7% Alpha Arbutin and is designed to work fast.