Our database includes 186 products that contain Alpha-Arbutin.

You should know

What it is



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Alpha-Arbutin is made from hydroquinone and glucose. It may be derived from the fermentation of soybeans.

It is an antioxidant. Antioxidants help fight free-radicals, or molecules that may damage your skin cells.

Studies show this ingredient helps improve hyperpigmentation and fade discoloration.

Alpha-Arbutin may be used with other ingredients that help with hyperpigmentation. These ingredients include retinol, Vitamin C, niacinamide, and tranexamic acid.

Alpha-Arbutin is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 0.6% of the products in our database containing it.

Community Stats

637 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Oily Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Dark Spots • Dullness • Texture • Acne

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Sensitivity • Oiliness • Pores • Redness

Where it's used

Alpha-Arbutin is most often found as ingredient number 9 within an ingredient list.

Of the 9 products in our database that have a known concentration of Alpha-Arbutin, we've seen concentrations from 2% to 12% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Alpha-Arbutin the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 54359
  • EC #:  283-934-3
  • All Functions: Antioxidant, Bleaching, Skin Conditioning
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.