Our database includes 115 products that contain Alpha-Arbutin.

Community rating: Loved

What it is



Scar Healing

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

Alpha-Arbutin is an antioxidant. Antioxidants help fight free-radicals. Free-radicals are molecules that may damage your skin cells, such as pollution.

Alpha-Arbutin has also been shown to 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 Data

244 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 • Pores

Where it's used

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

Of the 4 products in our database that have a known concentration of Alpha-Arbutin, we've seen concentrations from 2% to 5% 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.